You know that line from the Marvin Gaye song, "Heard It Through the Grapevine," that goes: "Believe half of what you see ... and none of what you hear"? Someone please tell—or sing—that to this anchor from WUSA in Washington, D.C.
He saw a YouTube video of a couple guys in Europe running across water and thought it was real. "This is not a visual trick," he said on the air.
How's he so sure? He watched the video in "super slow mo." Seriously, that was his explanation. (The anchors appears to be Brett Haber, the sports director at WUSA in Washington, D.C, and a former ESPN "SportsCenter" host, but it's hard to say—his name isn't displayed in this somewhat grainy video and I haven't watched it in super slow mo.)
Turns out the video is a viral ad for Hi-Tec Sports, an athletic shoemaker. And it doesn't take a video forensics expert to determine that the video is fake. Afterall, a blogger at DoobyBrain.com guessed it was a viral ad for shoes.
Here's the video clip of the reporter (via Mediaite):
And the clip of the viral video:
Reminds me of the viral video of Kobe Bryant jumping over an Aston Martin. There were people who thought that was real, too. The same people who think the world "gullible" isn't in the dictionary.
(Oh, sorry, bad joke.)