MSNBC partisan? Big deal, the McGurk effect is far more interesting.

Earlier, I saw a tweet fly by about MSNBC doctoring audio on a video. They made a story out of a crowd chanting “Ryan” instead of “Romney” and questioned whether Romney is generating sufficient excitement, etc.

I thought the accusers were wrong when I watched the video. The crowd was clearly chanting “Ryan.” Then I glanced away from the screen to check an email and I could clearly hear the crowd chanting “Romney.” What gives here? Am I turning into the Sicilian?

It turns out they weren’t actually doctoring the video, but providing misleading visual cues, abusing the McGurk effect.

Here’s the story – MSNBC "doctors" footage

But here’s the McGurk effect, which is far more interesting than (MS)NBC being typically partisan.

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