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  •  update: two good indicators it's faked. (10+ / 0-)

    Now we have two good indicators that it is indeed faked:

    One, look at the window that has the word CAVUTO in it in white condensed all-caps.  Notice that the top edge of that window disappears in the "hacked" sequence.

    Two, the "news stories" that precede the "hacked" portion apparently occurred on 09 May 2011, whereas the video claims to have been made yesterday.  

    So at this point I'm going to reverse myself and say 3 to 1 it's a fake.  

    However let's hope it goes viral and encourages someone to do a real one.  

    •  nice find on the date! (6+ / 0-)

      I'd be with you on the viral thing, but conservatives love to bust us on things like this and make fun of us. Let's get it viral, but I like that we are the ones proving it is fake. The message is right on though!

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      by Rusty5329 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 01:39:29 AM PDT

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      •  our allegiance is to facts first. (1+ / 0-)
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        If the measurable facts were to support the conclusion that Republican policies produced liberty and justice for all, with prosperity and economic security for anyone who worked an honest day, then we would be obliged to support those policies.

        I started with a mild bias toward "it was hacked" and found an apparent fault with the initial "it was faked because it was dark" assessment (per my posting about solving UFO reports).  But the "CAVUTO" window item, and the timeliness of the news headlines on the sign, were sufficient to demonstrate that this was most likely a fake.

        Nonetheless, the memes are useful in all kinds of ways, for example by encouraging empowerment and unconventional political tactics.  

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