Biden’s acceptance speech was unexpectedly clear of his typical slurs and other speaking problems, which raises questions about whether it was really a live speech. From the video that I saw, Biden gave the speech by himself remotely; other than his wife and the camera crew, the audience was all virtual.
Other than the “LIVE” in the corner of the screen, is there any evidence that the video was really shot live?
If it was prerecorded, how many tries did it take to get the final version?
In the era of deep fakes, seamlessly editing video clips together to appear as one take is certainly possible so it the video would not have be the result of a single 20-minute shot.
Rush Limbaugh made similar comments:
“Now, the assumption I think that everybody had going in, was that he was live,” Limbaugh told listeners. But, he added, “Some people are of the opinion that it had to be taped—and that it had to be taped in segments. And the segments had to be edited together.” Because, as “some people” think, Biden is “not capable of 22 minutes, even reading a prompter, with no screw-ups.”
“This is the prevailing theory,” Limbaugh added, claiming to know some “professional video people” who are currently studying the tape. “They’re trying to find out if it was taped or live, based on the premise that there isn’t any evidence that Joe Biden has the ability to go 22 minutes, even on a prompter, without making a mistake, without some kind of a flub.”
And the Babylon Bee ran some satirical comments on Biden’s acceptance speech:
I did note one or two minor flubs, were they kept in to provide the illusion of realism?
If the speech was really live, then why was there no evidence of a studio audience?
Was this speech the first appearance of “Virtual Joe”?