To She Who Must Be Obeyed we add The Cause Which Must Not Be Named:
The White House website has censored a video of French Pres. Francois Hollande saying that “Islamist terrorism” is at the “roots of terrorism.”
The White House briefly pulled video of a press event on terrorism with Pres. Obama, and when it reappeared on the WhiteHouse.gov website and YouTube, the audio of Hollande’s translator goes silent, beginning with the words “Islamist terrorism,” then begins again at the end of his sentence.
Even the audio of Hollande saying the words “Islamist terrorism” in French have, apparently, been edited from the video.
Orwell! thou shoulds’t be living at this hour.
UPDATE: The New York Post reports:
A White House official said the audio gap was the result of a technical error that happened to come as Hollande was uttering the controversial words.
“Nothing was edited out,” the official told The Post. “A technical issue with the audio during the recording of President Hollande’s remarks led to a brief drop in the audio recording of the English interpretation. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we posted an updated video online with the complete audio, which is consistent with the written transcript.”
As of 6 p.m. Friday, the White House had posted footage with the words “Islamic terrorism” included.