The 1997 movie Wag the Dog satirically explored how politics and journalism can work together to mislead and influence the American public.
Art imitates life
I has been proven all summer that Hillary’s rallies have been manipulated and photoshopped to show crowds in the thousands when the actual number in attendance was closer to a hundred.
But surely there are limits to what the press might attempt, right? Photoshopping a ghost-town rally is one thing, but…staging an entire rally for Hillary? Would the press really dare?
The answer seems to be yes.
Hillary’s first public appearance after her 9/11 collapse in New York was at a rally in Greensboro, NC, on September 15. Obviously, Hillary would need to make a strong appearance in order to silence the growing doubts about her health. We know that Hillary does not react well to loud and unpredictable crowds. So the best way to ensure a strong appearance by Hillary after her astonishing seizure and collapse would be to create the ideal conditions for her to deliver her speech. An auditorium with hundreds of supporters is too unpredictable. A much more ideal setting would be a posh boardroom… or a cozy cafe… or better yet, a film studio.
As crazy as it may sound, there are some very troubling pieces of evidence that indicate the press may have literally staged Hillary’s return rally to strengthen their odds of winning. Let’s look at them one by one.
First, as soon as Hillary enters, things look odd. As many online have noted, the upraised hands and phones look a lot like CGI insertions.
Second, the behavior of many people in the crowd seems very odd.
Who you gonna believe–the press or your own lyin’ eyes?
Third, during her speech the news cameras never once pan out to show the venue or size of the crowd. So it’s hard to know just how large the venue or crowd was as it was being filmed live. Footage shown after the fact is harder to trust.
Fourth, at around 17:12 in her speech Hillary makes a “joke” followed by what sounds like a dubbed-in laugh track dubbed that abruptly cuts off. Notice that, when the crowd “laughs” at her “joke,” Clinton doesn’t even pause or acknowledge the laughter. She just rushes right into her next “line.”
Listen close to the audio track. Laugh track abruptly stops…#FAKE pic.twitter.com/qyGKNhx7wi
— Francis Dominicus (@francisdominicu) September 17, 2016
It’s like they’re not even trying to hide it at this point…
And then near the end of her speech something happens that has caused the most debate online:
A frame-by-frame analysis of the video shows that Hillary and her podium disappear.
This was not a case of transmission lag, however, since the red and white background remains and displays no distortion of compression problems at all. You can visualize it this way:
The live footage of the building in Greensboro (red and white) did not glitch, but the hypothetical footage of Hillary and her podium in front of a greenscreen do glitch.
Greenscreening a rally might seem outrage, but keep in mind that Obama greenscreened at least one speech of his own.
I can’t say that I endorse every idea in this film, but it is worth pondering.
Fifth is the disappearing balcony people…
A sixth piece of evidence to consider is that, in 2015 the Clinton campaign explicitly endorsed the idea of using holographic technology to allow Hillary to appear at more than one location at once.