Friday, May 9, 2014

Global News Does Staged Surprise Kathleen Wynne Interview?

(HT FHL previous post) The first few days of the Ontario election campaign have seen PC leader Tim Hudak face tough questions and stories about campaign stop flubs. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne's campaign stops have received glowing remarks from the media. Upon watching Wynne's photo-ops I can't help but get the impression those supposed off-the-cuff questions from the media might have been scripted with Wynne knowing what questions are coming before even being asked. Of course Wynne and the media most undoubtedly deny this.

 Which brings us to Global News reporter Alan Carter "intruding on Wynne's morning jog". Listen to the questions and Wynne's answers. Sure seems planned and rehearsed to me.. Now before we get to that let's look at the most obvious issue first. Wynne, as premier, has a security detail with her. You can usually see them trailing behind whenever she's shown doing her morning jog. They are nowhere to be found, the first indication this was a planned video.The video starts with the reporter looking down the path at Wynne coming over the bridge and up the path. Take a close look. Wynne's to the left of her partner. Yet at the 6 second mark, Wynne suddenly manages to jog directly in front of her campaign bus, just feet from the road and is on the right side of her partner. And then at the 12 second mark Wynne miraculously reappears on the path just feet from Carter, again to the left of her partner, and some distance from the road.. And that campaign bus is nowhere to be seen.So you can see how special Kathleen Wynne is. She just made a bus disappear in under 4 seconds. Even Houdini couldn't pull that off.Those are some pretty special running shoes. Funny that!

Also, at the 1:20 mark, you see camera angles change. Listen to the audio closely. It's not fluid. Sounds like it's skipped or been edited. And does it not seem rather odd how deserted that park is/?Few joggers, no dog walkers? And Carter is intruding on Wynne's jog, yet we have multi-camera angles? Another thing interesting is at the 1:30 mark you see a row of cameras on tripods. I thought this was supposed to be some spontaneous interview.. Supposedly Carter is surprising Wynne, yet there is a row of cameras set up? And that camera angle showing Wynne running towards it. Just lucky placement I guess eh? If you look closely you will also see the guy on the bike at the 5 second mark. He's not there when Wynne jogs past her bus, yet reappears near the end of the video.

 What's written here is my own opinion of that video. I don't think it's much of a leap to say this thing was staged. If it wasn't, can someone explain that magical campaign bus or the fact Wynne can be running on two different paths at the same time. Should this "reporting" county as an election expense. Perhaps it's time to call Scooby Doo.

UPDATE: I've sent Global an email asking for an explanation on why parts of this video were staged. Here is my email sent : "In a news report featuring reporter Alan Carter supposedly surprising Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne jogging, it is quite obvious part of this video was staged, particularly the part showing Wynne jogging by her campaign bus. Does Global News feel this is ethical reporting? If so can the leaders of the PC Party and NDP expect to be accomodated in the same way. THe fact this was done makes me question the entire video, and whether it was in fact something coordinated in unison between Global and Kathleen Wynne."

7 comments:

Martin said...

i'd be most interested in the response you get from Global.
Common sense would suggest that the sight of all the cameras and microphones would alert Wynne that this was not mere video footage but an interview. If she really was just jogging, she could have avoided the confrontation and went elsewhere. Rob Ford runs into these situations all the time, but this doesn't resemble any of those. I think you are on to something.

Lorne Russell said...

I spoke with a friend of mine in the Alberta media. He said

"And where were the Premier's security people? Redford's SWAT team would have this goof down on the ground in a heartbeat."

I think it's safe to say this was all cleared with Wynne's people beforehand.

paulsstuff said...

Yep there's no doubt in my mind this was as staged as any campaign ad put out by the Liberals.

Dan W said...

What an absolute joke. This Liberal Media jerk asked Wynne NOW if she will raise taxes to pay for the huge DEBT !!!! Why did none of these Libtards and Liberal Media tards ask these questions before her election instead of covering for her. Global must think Ontarians are blithering idiots. !!

Dan W said...

What an absolute joke. This Liberal Media jerk asked Wynne NOW if she will raise taxes to pay for the huge DEBT !!!! Why did none of these Libtards and Liberal Media tards ask these questions before her election instead of covering for her. Global must think Ontarians are blithering idiots. !!

Dan W said...

UNION workers should be ashamed of how they manipulated the election using the MEDIA !! They are SOLEY responsible for overspending in this province and the OPP covered for them by not investigating Wynne's HUGE SCANDAL. DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR. Sets a bad example for our kids.

Dan W said...

What an absolute joke. This Liberal Media jerk asked Wynne NOW if she will raise taxes to pay for the huge DEBT !!!! Why did none of these Libtards and Liberal Media tards ask these questions before her election instead of covering for her. Global must think Ontarians are blithering idiots. !!