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  •  Still (4+ / 0-)

    If that guy had posted the video, I would have been more skeptical of the video.

    GOP: The Party of Acid rain, Abortion of the American Dream, and Amnesty for Wall Street.

    by Attorney at Arms on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:38:44 PM PDT

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    •  I don't even understand the (4+ / 0-)
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      theory behind the original skepticism. It wasn't sourced, I get that. But did people here actually think that the video was of an animatronic Mitt Romney? Or did they think it was an actor in a Mitt Romney costume who had his voice down pat? I don't think that there exists a reasonable theory for how that video could have been a "fake".

      •  the reason? (4+ / 0-)
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        A new diarist posts a dozen diaries with 30 seconds of AUDIO (not VIDEO, just AUDIO) with a single sentence boilerplate.   All in about 30 minutes.  

        That's why.

        He came back much later and added video, but the day-of, all we had was the audio and no text by the author.

        Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

        by lostboyjim on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:46:23 PM PDT

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        •  Good thing some people hid his tip jar. (2+ / 0-)
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          That was a close one! I get chills just thinking about it.

          A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

          by Pluto on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:49:41 PM PDT

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        •  Okay, fair enough. But what of the (0+ / 0-)

          audio? Mitt Romney has been in the public eye for 20+ years. You didn't recognize his voice and inflections? The simple fact that it sounded real and that the content was explosive didn't outweigh the fear that maybe it was fake?

          •  I've been burned before (2+ / 0-)
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            with editing and audio - so with no video, and there was no video in the original diaries or other sourcing, I was one of those that was skeptical.

            Obviously I was wrong - with the cleared up video it was clear who it was. But an unknown diarist who blasts up 12 diaries with unsourced audio - even if it sounds like Mitt Romney? This is the age of awesome technology, I smelled a ratfuck and tried to get ahead of it.

            Again, I was wrong but I'm not sure that my immediate impulse was necessarily misguided due to some epic fails this site has seen.

            Power-Worshipping Fascist

            by campionrules on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:56:51 PM PDT

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