An unhinged anti-Bush conspiracy piece on YouTube posted by one Mike McIntee claims that the White House doctored the video of Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech. Here it is:
It was uploaded the day before the election and has received nearly 200,000 visits and counting, plus countless honors.
A video exposing McIntee’s lying is now up on YouTube:
Nobody in the MSM has picked up on the bogus video, but der Spiegel takes a shot (although it can’t help getting in its own dig at the Bush administration):
According to McIntee’s video, which has now been viewed almost 200,000 times, the video of the speech posted on the White House Web page has been altered so that the “Mission Accomplished” sign is no longer visible. Instead, there is a large black stripe at the bottom edge of the video — proof, McIntee will have us believe, that the perspective of the video was lowered in order to cut the sign out of the image. In other words, the government would like to forget about the embarrassment of pronouncing the end of a war before the war really got going — a war that was a major factor in the Tuesday electoral trouncing of Bush’s Republican party.
Indeed, the video has been picked up across the blogosphere with hundreds of blog links discussing its implications. The Huffington Post has also picked up the story and run with it.
The problem is though, it’s likely not true at all. Another video has been posted on YouTube called simply “Mike McIntee Is Lying.” Viewed by a relatively paltry 18,424 people as of Saturday, the video demonstrates that all videos posted on the White House page have the same black bar on the bottom of the video — put there to cover up the CNN logo from which the White House got many of its videos. Plus the video seems to have been taken from an angle where the “Mission Accomplished” poster wouldn’t have figured prominently anyway.
And, McIntee, it seems, has been going out of his way to avoid criticism of his video. A number of bloggers have written that their critical comments of the original McIntee video have actually been deleted from YouTube — which is possible to do on the site. As the maker of the “Mike McIntee Is Lying” video concludes: “He apparently doesn’t want people to know that he is being deceptive which makes me think that he was deceptive intentionally all along…”
This session of the Tinfoil Hat Conspiracy Club is now adjourned.
Speaking of tinfoil hats, Tom Bevan has the latest on 9/11 Truther Kevin Barrett’s continuing efforts to warp young minds.blog comments powered by Disqus
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