Viral video of Scott Morrison ‘the perfect example of fake news’
A video of the Prime Minister interacting with an RFS volunteer has been labelled “the perfect example of fake news” after it was revealed to be very misleading.
The clip was broadcast by The Project and circulated on social media. It appeared to show RFS volunteer Jacqui rebuking Scott Morrison by saying “he’s not my Prime Minister” as she met him.
She was both lauded and criticised online for the interaction, but the video has now been released in full and tells a very different story.
In the extended clip, Jacqui goes on to explain to Scott Morrison that he isn’t her Prime Minister because she’s English.
Watch the full exchange below
— Thomas O’Brien (@TJ__OBrien) December 23, 2019
Rita Panahi says it’s “the perfect example of fake news”.
“That is deliberately misleading, that is cutting the clip down to three seconds… to give the impression this woman has just rebuked the Prime Minister.
“I feel terribly sorry for this RFS volunteer Jackie because she has been used and misrepresented deliberately by a major station to push their narrative.”
Click PLAY below to hear the full interview
Indeed, as Jacqui joked with me yesterday, I’m not her PM, because she’s British, Boris Johnson is. But with local MP Andrew Gee, we made a decent pitch for her to become an Aussie yesterday. She & the other RFS volunteers have been doing an incredible job battling these blazes. pic.twitter.com/28z3c4bTMG
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) December 23, 2019