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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

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Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The "Tapes" of Trump

Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges [between Trump and Comey] were taped — a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.
But Trump tweeted that there were "tapes," or so he pretty much threatened.

If there were tapes and if Trump had released them in May, I would have put stock in them. Not now. There has been plenty of time for audio engineers from either Breitbart or the FSB to comb through all of the recordings of Comey's utterances and make a mix tape to say whatever they want.

At least one publisher of commercial telephone listings has a reputation of editing audio so that its scam victims seem to say "yes." Which is why, when you answer a call, never say "yes" until you know to whom you are speaking.

But I digress.

The longer the delay until some recordings are released, the greater the chance that they are fraudulent. Just like our president.

Also, mobsters hire mob lawyers. Russian tools hire lawyers that represent Russian tools.


dinthebeast said...

Someone who knows what they are doing with audio could examine the files and tell they were faked, but all of the people president four-year-old cares about wouldn't care what they said and the damage would be done.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

So, your obviously saying that Trump would doctor any audio tapes - which don't likely exist - and then offer them, to be exposed as doctored (which is very likely)?

This is not, as much as some would like to say, an instance of some telephone scammer trying to get someone to say "yes."

Adrian Demarais said...

Or there's this:

given sufficient voice samples, it can make that voice say any arbitrary thing. Muddy the result up a bit, as if the sound equipment making the recording was badly installed / placed, and there you go.

dinthebeast said...

I asked a very good audio engineer about this last night, and he was doubtful, but agreed that a product could be produced using a high-end music computer that might indeed fool the willing.
The voice signal itself would most likely not sound right to anyone paying close attention to it, but the computer could place it in a virtual "room" that would lend some continuity to its disparate parts, even though the pitch-correction it would take to make phrases out of words would sound, as he put it, "auto-tuned".

-Doug in Oakland

Tod Germanica said...

Up in Canada Lyrebird says they can make anyone's voice say anything at all.