Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss
— Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016
A man who altered the course of a major news story with a 20-second video is set to earn at least $100,000 from licensing fees.
When Hillary Clinton collapsed at a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City, her camp released a cover story to the news media.
Fox News' Rick Leventhal tweeted about Clinton's "medical episode", saying she "appeared to faint on way into van".
Clinton's camp issued a statement, saying Mrs. Clinton was simply "overheated".
Then Zdenek Gazda uploaded his cell phone video to his Twitter.com account along with a brief caption. It read simply: "Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC".
Within minutes, a news journalist tweeted Gazda asking for permission to use the video.
Gazda, of the Czech Republic, granted permission to the journo to use the video for free.
He even posted his phone number on his timeline so other journalists could easily contact him.
But within the hour he received so many requests that he stopped answering his phone.
Unaware of the existence of the damning video, Clinton's handlers did what they do best: they lied.
Thanks to Gazda, millions of Americans saw what really happened to Clinton that morning.
The video told the story that Clinton's camp didn't want Americans to see.
Clinton's doctor, who is not exactly forthcoming with the truth, made up a pneumonia diagnosis that half the country had trouble believing.
Clinton was forced to leave the campaign trail for 4 days to at least give the impression that she was being treated for pneumonia.
Gazda will be paid handsomely for his citizen journalism.
Billionaire news mogul Rupert Murdoch owns a media company that is representing Gazda.
The company has been charging news organizations "several hundred thousand" dollars for the usage rights to the video.
Users who embed the Twitter video won't be charged.