Saturday, September 29, 2012

MSNBC Caught Misleading Viewers

The first clip is the story by MSNBC. The second is a call from someone who was at the rally explaining the lie. The third clip allows you to hear the same moment to confirm to yourself how wrong MSNBC was. If you still can not get past the audio trick, check the report from the NY Times confirming MSNBC got this one completely wrong.

The reason MSNBC's trick worked is because your eyes can override your ears. You can 'hear' what your eyes think you should, even if the actual audio is different. The only real question here is if MSNBC did this on purpose to create a fake gaffe or if this was an honest mistake. Given MSNBC's recent history, the conspiracy theory may be that it was an accident.

Videos embedded below.

"We also thought it’d be fun to include some firsthand accounts from reporters who were at the event. Via @3:36 p.m.: Mitt Romney begins speaking to the crowd. Asks them to chant, “Romney, Ryan; Romney, Ryan; Romney, Ryan …” @3:35 p.m.: Ryan pauses for a moment while the crowd begins to chant, “Romney, Romney, Romney …” And here’s how The New York Times reported the event: After Mr. Ryan whooped up the crowd in Vandalia on Tuesday, Mr. Romney moved to the front of the stage. As the crowd began chanting “Romney! Romney!” he cut them off.“Wait a second,” Mr. Romney said, instructing the audience to cheer for “Romney-Ryan! Romney-Ryan!” They did. “There we go,” he said, pleased. "

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