Wonderful Editing Job By CNN Ruins Entire Point of Security Camera Footage of Aftermath of Paul Walker Crash
This is one of the stupider things you’ll see on TV in a while.
The entire point that the guest is trying to make is that there is a 60-second gap between when you see the light pole and tree go down, and when you start to see any significant smoke. But, watching a video with no smoke is BORING! So they edit the tape to make the smoke come up instantly. Then the guy is left foundering about trying to figure out if the tape has been edited, and trying to describe whether the smoke that we’re seeing started instantly, or seconds afterwards, or if this is the smoke that didn’t start until 60 seconds in. The viewer is left completely perplexed, but at least you get to see a lot of smoke, and man, that’s good TV!
By the way: I never watched any of these Fast and Furious things, but we liked that guy when he was in the corny movie about the dogs.