h/t Ab on this – go to the one-minute mark and see if you see anything strange going on. There is a shortened version of this video over at Fakeologist, with a lively discussion. I don’t know quite what to make of it. In the shortened version shown at Ab’s, the assumption is that Biden is part of a layer operation done with Photoshop, and the microphone layer is accidentally placed in the layer below him, making them pass through his hands and behind him. That’s just sloppy. That, and they appear gargantuan, as big as tree stumps. The narrator there suggests that the entire White House Lawn is a green screen, and who knows – that small snippet might be that.
However, watching the entire video, it is meant to be a narrative … Biden leaves White House, gets on helicopter, and then helicopter takes off, and then lands, and then Biden gets off and then gets on Air Force One and it takes off. The interaction with reporters is inserted in all of this, as you can see the cuts, and that is where there is monkey business. At first we see reporters’ heads, and then it cuts to Biden alone, and then the microphones go all Kitty Pryde on us.
So it appears that Biden is filmed walking up to and then away from reporters, and that the news questions are interjected in the middle to give the appearance that reporters are allowed to gather outside on the White House grounds to ask questions. That, to me, is the only monkey business in this very boring filler footage that serves as a backdrop for a TV talking head … well, other than Biden probably not being on either the helicopter or Air Force One as they take off and land … as he had to be exhausted and ready for a nap after than long walk*… and yeah that part is fake, and then is where he and all the people around hear the words “Cameras off!” and snap off their masks. The rest is real, doggone it. This is our republic at its best.
*Biden is obviously trying to walk like a normal healthy middle-aged-to-older man, like I do. But you can see he is fighting a forward stoop and is at least ready for a cane. Half way up the red carpet on Air Force One, he nearly comes to a halt and then forces himself onward. And man, the trappings of office! The helicopter, Air Force One, the salutes and red carpet and Secret Service agents, all meant to impress us. I remember Karl Rove was once asked, after George W. Bush’s unlikely ascension to office, if the guy was “presidential enough.” Rove said not to worry, that once the trappings of office took hold, he would be able to pull it off.