Summary of the eRumor: A forwarded video of what appears to be
President Obama angrily kicking a door after a press conference.
The Truth: The video was a digital
manipulation by the special effects department at The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno on NBC for a joke that the late night host delivered
during one of his monologs. The video, complete with a set up by
Leno was found on the program's web site.
Click for Tonight Show video.
On the video, Leno set
up the joke saying that the President's body language as he was leaving
the podium may have revealed that the bipartisan leadership talks had
not been as smoothly as President Obama had stated. The version of
the video that circulated on the Internet left out the set up by Leno
but failed to edit out all of the audience laughter at the end of the
video. Some versions of this video are circulating on the Internet
without any audio.
President Obama made
a televised statement on November 30, 2010 after meeting with bipartisan leadership
to discuss the federal budget. This is the original video source
that was used for the joke.
Looking closely at the prank video revealed
the stars on the flag went out of focus and moved slightly at the edit
point as the President walked away from the podium.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Bet you won't see this on network TV?
Very Un-Presidential Behavior
Now this is mature...
Oh my this must make the Obama lovers
Obama abruptly stormed out of a
meeting with Congressional leaders after Cantor told the president that
Republicans would not vote for his proposed tax hikes.
Obama picked up his toys and stormed
out of the meeting, kicking the door open.
what a kick!!!
BETTER YET....WHAT A JERK.........
HEY U THAT'S OUR DOOR......
AS______.....GUESS HE DIDN'T HAVE GOOD