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August 27, 2014 - 11:21 am

Well, this is funny — and a little too representative of today’s so-called mainstream media.

So CNN was asking two guys who know nothing about the case to speculate about an unconfirmed alleged audio from an unidentified man.

The experts both expressed their strong doubts that the audio was real.

The CNN time-waster had a strong rebuttal, though.

After the first guest says it’s most likely a hoax, and might just be a Howard Stern prankster, he allows, more out of politeness than conviction, “But it could be real.”

And it could very easily be fake. No one knows, which is the point.

If you haven’t heard the audio in question, it’s here. And here.

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The sound is suspect for several reasons.

  • The public doesn’t know who recorded the audio.
  • No one on the recording reacts to the supposed gun shots.
  • There are at least ten audible “shots,” more than any autopsy of Michael Brown has revealed (Officer Wilson may have missed some, but police will know from the number of shell casings at the scene, testimony, etc).
  • Did I mention that no one on the recording reacts to what we’re to believe is ten gun shots just outside?
  • The shots are really loud, almost as loud as the voice, even though they’re fired outside and at some distance.
  • And no one on the recording reacted to them.

Perhaps hearing a hail of gunfire is normal in that neighborhood when you’re video sex chatting someone?

It’s all too easy to doctor a recording. Someone with minimal know-how can get a free audio editor here, and free gunshot sound effects here. Upfront cost: $0.

We know that whoever made the recording is capable of recording their video sex chat sessions.

Downloading and dropping the gun shot sound effect into a timeline of saying “You’re so pretty!” is trivial. It takes seconds.

I’m not saying that that’s what happened here. We don’t know. That’s the point.

But it could be real! That’s the new standard at CNN.

I suppose it’s progress, of a sort. At least CNN didn’t falsify evidence as both ABC and NBC did in the Trayvon Martin case.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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Rush Limbaugh had a great day with CNN absurdities. (He loves Don Lemon for all the talk show fodder he provides.)
The absurdity du jour: CNN would not show the video of Mr. Brown strong arming the convenience store because they couldn't verify its authenticity, but CNN put that dubious shooting audio on air upon receipt, no scrutiny given to it in the least.
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Just how many rounds are there in that officer's handgun? During the gap could he have put in a second clip?
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No. Not possible.

The last handgun to use clips was the 1898 "Broomhandle" Mauser.

http://www.prepper-resources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Clip-versus-Mag.jpg

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I don't know what handguns are used by Ferguson police but I understand that many popular handguns used by police, like Glocks, have magazines of 17 rounds or more. In other words, six-shooters don't get used very much any more; most police departments issue guns with larger capacity magazines. Wilson might well have shot 10 or 11 rounds and have several still in the gun without needing to reload.
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I'm betting the FPD, the FBI and everyone else found SIX shell casings.

Or maybe Wilson was shooting ear plugs.
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Howdy LRS
I've seen only speculation on the number of shots fired. It would be very rare that a person under attack could put six of six rounds on an attacker. But then we don't even know the range at which the shooting occurred.
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They're lagging behind MSNBC and so they think the answer is to sink to MSNBC's level.
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It's the best evidence they have!!
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"Fake, but accurate" - the standard of the "reason and logic" crowd.
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Kinda like a GM truck saddle tank.
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Or an Audi.
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"Fake, but accurate" is sooooo 2004.
The new standard is "fake, but might be real."
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Sorta like Uncle "Santa Claus" Sam.
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Rush Limbaugh had a great day with CNN absurdities. (He loves Don Lemon for all the talk show fodder he provides.)
The absurdity du jour: CNN would not show the video of Mr. Brown strong arming the convenience store because they couldn't verify its authenticity, but CNN put that dubious shooting audio on air upon receipt, no scrutiny given to it in the least.
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Might this be an opportunity to note the audio analysis of the Kent State shootings? I believe that there was the sound of a handgun discharge just prior to the National Guard firing. And the handgun was of a caliber not issued to the National Guard.
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And how are you able to tell the caliber of a handgun, solely by the sound of its report?
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Depends. If what you are trying to do is to say that THIS cannot be THAT, it's possible.

If, say, a 44 mag is fired, it's obviously NOT a 45ACP.

In other words, you can't say with certainty what it IS, but you may be able to say what it is NOT.

Likewise, if the dispute is who fired first, and one has a .22 and one has a .357, it's quite easy to tell the difference.

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Perhaps they can get NBC to 'correct' the audio for more clarity. Add in a machine gun, some screams, the policemen reading the alphabet aloud - whatever's required to help people understand.

Later - after the lynching - the bereaved can sue.
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Sounds more like black holes swallowing airplanes.
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You are absolutely correct that the recording could have been faked with minimal computer skills and free software and sound effects. You are also right that there is something VERY odd about the man in the foreground not even reacting to the shots. Admittedly, he was, er, preoccupied but it's hard to believe that his instinct for self-preservation wouldn't kick in after a few shots and cause him to assess the situation to see if he was in danger.

Even if the recording was exactly what he said it was, what would that mean? If there were indeed 10 or 11 shots, does that mean Wilson fired more rounds than previously disclosed? Or could it mean that there was a second gun? Perhaps Brown was shooting back and wasn't unarmed at all? Wouldn't THAT just change everything? What if Brown fired first - or returned fire - and then some witness scooped up Brown's gun when he realized Brown was down with the hope that this could get the police officer into very big trouble? What if a third party was responsible for the other shots? If so, who was this person and why were they shooting? Was someone trying to "help" Wilson or Brown?
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I suspent the "extra shots" have more to do with battlespace prep for conspiracy theorists after the release of final report.

"They never address the recording which has ten shots, not X."
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