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Wonderful Editing Job By CNN Ruins Entire Point of Security Camera Footage of Aftermath of Paul Walker Crash

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:20 pm

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.


  1. ding.

    News, Entertainment. Death. It’s a small world after all.

    Comment by Ag80 (eb6ffa) — 12/3/2013 @ 9:28 pm

  2. Don’t want to threadjack here, but did everyone hear about the kerfuffle started when that wretched harpy from Jezebel Tweeted in the aftermath of the crash? Tell me again how the left is compassionate and caring while the right is strident and angry.

    Comment by JVW (709bc7) — 12/3/2013 @ 9:53 pm

  3. So what’s the point? There was a chance to save them? Maybe with a larger federal government that tragedy would have been avoided.

    Comment by AZ Bob (ade845) — 12/3/2013 @ 10:43 pm

  4. I loved that dog movie.

    Comment by kinlaw (db8bae) — 12/3/2013 @ 11:39 pm

  5. Jerry Shepard: Up here in front, on lead, we’ve got my best girl Maya. And next to her we’ve got old Jack who just turned ten and he’s actually getting ready to retire. Back here, the white one, this is Shorty. And next to him is the pup of the bunch. That’s Max. He’s still in training. He’s got the right stuff. I expect big things outta him. And right here, we’ve got the twins, this is Truman. Truman here took a bite out of Dewey a couple of years ago. You notice the scar about Dewey’s left eye?
    Dr. Andy Harrison: Yeah.
    Jerry Shepard: Yeah, well they’ve been buddies ever since, so… and then back here, last but not least, we’ve got the two malamutes. The gray one’s Shadow and the red one is his buddy Buck. All brawn and absolutely no brain. But we love them.

    The most amazing story of survival, friendship, and adventure ever told.
    Eight Below (2006)

    Inspired by a true story.

    {Of course in the true account all of the dogs froze to death, chained to the side of an igloo in antarctica, and they were left behind on account of a “global warming” preparedness bug-out drill, but lets not get bogged down in detail.}

    Comment by papertiger (c2d6da) — 12/4/2013 @ 1:57 am

  6. He was also in that film ‘the Skulls’ that also dealt with a videotape.

    Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 12/4/2013 @ 4:19 am

  7. not as bad as the dateline report where the gas tank burst into flames before the impact. They coulda used a better editor for the tape

    Comment by joe (93323e) — 12/4/2013 @ 5:03 am

  8. They’re all “Gawd help us”. Two minutes ago, Drudge told me that I had temperatures of -40 outside (it’s 49 going up to 57). It turns out that he defines “Midwest” as Montana, Wyoming and … wait for it … northern California.

    Comment by nk (dbc370) — 12/4/2013 @ 6:24 am

  9. cable news lol

    Comment by happyfeet (8ce051) — 12/4/2013 @ 7:35 am

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