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Did Someone Mess With Mel Gibson's Audio Recordings?
abcnews ^ | July 15, 2010 | SHEILA MARIKAR

Posted on 07/15/2010 10:01:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono

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1 posted on 07/15/2010 10:01:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Is anyone with audio editing experience out there willing to splice together a rant from bits and pieces of his movie roles?


2 posted on 07/15/2010 10:04:41 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: JoeProBono

Maybe they were the work of Osama Bin Laden.


3 posted on 07/15/2010 10:05:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: JoeProBono
I have been wondering about this. In the first ones I heard the woman's voice sounded stilted, like a badly read script. I got that impression from later ones as well.

Who among us, in the throes of a highly emotional situation, would not be further stressed by this level of scrutiny, whether genuine or not?

This reeks of witch-hunt, and has been played so many times on the liberal networks it's sickening. But not one word about "killing cracker babies"....Hmmmm.

4 posted on 07/15/2010 10:08:11 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: JoeProBono

No one seems to be denying that it is in fact Gibson on those tapes.

Mel who said that the mother of his child would be raped by a gang of N-Bombs and his voice that admits to punching the mother of his child in her face.


5 posted on 07/15/2010 10:12:09 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: JoeProBono

He is on some bad medication.....and he needs a new therapist.


6 posted on 07/15/2010 10:18:00 AM PDT by Fawn (I LOVE Arizona!)
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To: Smokin' Joe
"In the first ones I heard the woman's voice sounded stilted, like a badly read script."

I have wondered that as well. Also, her voice comes across more clear, as if she isn't on a phone line but he is.

Perhaps it is easily explainable by whatever equipment she was using to record the call, that it may "shield" her voice from sounding like a phone conversation, but it seems a strange effect if so.

7 posted on 07/15/2010 10:19:13 AM PDT by Sam's Army
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To: JoeProBono
The recordings are very odd. The speech pattern seems halting. Never thought really they might be fake.
8 posted on 07/15/2010 10:19:52 AM PDT by svcw (True freedom cannot be granted by any man or government, only by Christ.)
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To: Sam's Army

I think she’s holding a mic up to the phone-that’s why she is so clear. But I’m no expert.


9 posted on 07/15/2010 10:29:40 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: svcw

Character assassination in progress.
If one of the Hollywood bunch is perceived as too conservative, the liberals gang up.


10 posted on 07/15/2010 10:30:43 AM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: JoeProBono
The man is an actor and a drunk. Drunken actors who get mad, say the craziest things imaginable and go thru every emotion they've ever used on screen. (They're pretty entertaining)

This woman, who has children for profit, set up a tape recorder and instigated arguments over several days, knowing he would act out, then the most damning parts could be spliced together and *BINGO*...the Golden Meal Ticket.

Mel needs to sober up and go home to Robyn and the kids.

11 posted on 07/15/2010 10:31:12 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: trumandogz

Funny that they came out after she reneged on a court approved agreement with Gibson. And after a judge sealed them when she let slip in court that she had them.


12 posted on 07/15/2010 10:33:42 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Fawn
He is on some bad medication

Unfortunately he isn't on any medication for his bipolar except alcohol.

13 posted on 07/15/2010 10:34:42 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Aroostook25

They did the same thing to that noted conservative, Alec Baldwin.


14 posted on 07/15/2010 10:44:30 AM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: svcw

“Never thought really they might be fake.”

I’ve wondered about it, and know that it isn’t that difficult to do, but don’t know enough about it to be certain if something like this particular tape has been tampered with. Hopefully, someone out there does have that expertise, and can explain the process well enough for the rest of us to understand.


15 posted on 07/15/2010 10:58:16 AM PDT by Old Student
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To: Old Student

I wonder if the “so called” ranting match any of the movies he has been in?


16 posted on 07/15/2010 10:59:29 AM PDT by svcw (True freedom cannot be granted by any man or government, only by Christ.)
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To: svcw

Distinctly possible, and if so, probably really easy to prove. The other thing I do wonder about, assuming the tapes are real, is if he’s got a tumor or lesion on the brain, or something like that.


17 posted on 07/15/2010 11:02:45 AM PDT by Old Student
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To: Old Student
“Audio expert believes the taped phone conversations may have been altered”

Video with expert explaining editing “alterations” at above link.

18 posted on 07/15/2010 11:03:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

“She clearly was speaking into what we call a large diaphragm microphone. Her voice is very well engineered. She sounds great.”

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I know nothing about acoutics science or electronics, but I remember thinking when I heard one of these recordings on the news that her voice quality seemed too clear for a recorded phone conversation. But I could not explain why it seemed so to me.


19 posted on 07/15/2010 11:05:50 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Old Student

He’s bipolar. He said so in an interview.


20 posted on 07/15/2010 11:10:02 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: sinanju
Not mine, but funny nonetheless: Christian Bale & Mel Gibson
21 posted on 07/15/2010 11:13:40 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: JoeProBono
I watched the video, and he doesn't explain very much. I've done some audio editing and mixing at home, using patch-cords and tape recorders, as well as digital recording. Nothing fancy, but I know there are tools that would let you do this sort of thing readily available.

Audacity is one tool for windows computers that lets you split and combine tracks, for example, and it's free. I don't know what all is available to professionals, but I wouldn't doubt that there is stuff that will let you do the audio equivalent of photoshopping my head on Mel's body.

22 posted on 07/15/2010 11:23:21 AM PDT by Old Student
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To: JoeProBono
I saw a report in which manipulation was suggested.It doesn't really matter.If the voice is his and he uttered the words/phrases he sounds,at the very least,like a guy who needs a tranquilizing dart and just might indicate that he's a worthless bum.
23 posted on 07/15/2010 11:26:40 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Old Student
... The other thing I do wonder about, assuming the tapes are real, is if he’s got a tumor or lesion on the brain, or something like that.

Makes ya wonder doesn't it? I really hate to see people self-destruct, and Mel is doing it with the pedal mashed to the floor. He's done some truly great work over the years, and all of it will be tarnished by not just what's happening now but what's about to happen. He's not done yet. I'm pretty sure his downward spiral has only just begun. He has a lot further to go, and may not survive it. I just hope there's nobody else with him when it finally happens.

24 posted on 07/15/2010 11:27:40 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
“He’s bipolar. He said so in an interview.”

Which is controllable with appropriate meds. Maybe he's off his meds, and maybe he's being set up. Who knows which at this point?

He could, for example, be bipolar as heck, and still innocent in this particular case. Or fully controlled, and guilty as heck. Anybody know anything about her in regards to mental stability? She could be a factor in more ways than one.

25 posted on 07/15/2010 11:28:37 AM PDT by Old Student
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To: Ramius

“I really hate to see people self-destruct, and Mel is doing it with the pedal mashed to the floor.”

I think the jury is still out on if he fell, was pushed, or jumped. If he’s had help, it isn’t self-destruction. If he’s done this to himself, yes, it’s very sad, and I’m with you regardless in hoping no one else is harmed in the process.


26 posted on 07/15/2010 11:41:00 AM PDT by Old Student
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To: Fawn

Watch a close friend take a bunch of Ativans then watch him drink a bunch of Beers.

I’t not a good sight AT ALL.
It would turn even Mother Theresa into a RAGING MONSTER.
These rants kind of remind me of that.


27 posted on 07/15/2010 11:47:07 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Yo-Yo

That was pretty good.

It also shows how easy it is to alter something like this.


28 posted on 07/15/2010 11:52:11 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: JoeProBono

IMHO...Russian mob?!!


29 posted on 07/15/2010 12:05:48 PM PDT by mo
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To: DJ MacWoW

Do you know for sure? We know he has a therapist and that usually goes hand in hand with medication.....


30 posted on 07/15/2010 12:06:35 PM PDT by Fawn (I LOVE Arizona!)
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To: mowowie

Don’t Steroids do that too?


31 posted on 07/15/2010 12:07:34 PM PDT by Fawn (I LOVE Arizona!)
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To: JoeProBono

Come on...this is Mel’s lamest defense to date.

Even without the tapes, authorities have the photos from the girl’s dentist of how Mel messed up her mouth with a few punches to the face. The dentist will testify.

I hope the young wife gets as big a settlement as the old wife did.

Mel Gibson is a racist sexist pig, and his glory days are over forever!


32 posted on 07/15/2010 12:10:32 PM PDT by Palladin (David Petraeus: "I don't use terms like victory or defeat.")
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To: Old Student

Audacity, although a nice enough free cross-platform audio editor, is child’s play compared to what is out there for the pros. I am a musician with a just enough experience to be dangerous, and it is almost scary how powerful some of the professional software is. Think of what you have seen photoshopped and apply it to audio only.
I have gone into a studio, sung and/or played a few takes I wouldnt have wasted a cassette tape on in the past, and seen the studio gurus turn it into something fairly listenable.


33 posted on 07/15/2010 12:11:47 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Old Student
Anybody know anything about her in regards to mental stability? She could be a factor in more ways than one.

She hangs with Hollywood and seems to pass from man to man. She has 12 yr old son with Timothy Dalton. And now "accidentally" gets pregnant with Gibson. Who "appears" to be out of control. And rich.

Another thing is if this is the "real" Gibson, she didn't see this before? I'm not buying that one either.

There's just too much here that doesn't smell right. After these tapes were allegedly made, they went to Russia together. She never called police. He accused her of shaking the baby. They had an agreement through a court mediator on support and visitation. She reneged and the tapes appear. AFTER a judge sealed them. Something is rotten here.

34 posted on 07/15/2010 12:12:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: BenLurkin

He sounds like one of Healy’s archived Lasorda tapes....


35 posted on 07/15/2010 12:13:20 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Palladin

>Come on...this is Mel’s lamest defense to date.

To my knowledge Gibson has not offered a defense as yet.


36 posted on 07/15/2010 12:14:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: ErnBatavia

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/campanis.wav


37 posted on 07/15/2010 12:14:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Fawn

He said in an interview that he’s bipolar. He’s also mentioned suicide which is scary. I’d bet he doesn’t always take his meds. We know he drinks.


38 posted on 07/15/2010 12:15:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: BenLurkin

Faster than an Instant Message!


39 posted on 07/15/2010 12:16:11 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Well...I think he’s hit bottom....hopefully he gets serious and gets some serious help....


40 posted on 07/15/2010 12:18:54 PM PDT by Fawn (I LOVE Arizona!)
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To: Old Student

Yeah... dunno what it all is, and while it doesn’t excuse him, it goes a way to explaining some of his bizarre personality: His father really did a number on young Mel. His father was seriously messed up and a vicious racist and had some fairly extreme fringe pseudo-catholic beliefs.


41 posted on 07/15/2010 12:20:42 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Palladin
, authorities have the photos from the girl’s dentist of how Mel messed up her mouth

Unless he saw Gibson punch her it doesn't mean much. It simply means she had damage. And there are two sides to every story.

Mel Gibson: She's Lying and She Secretly Taped Me

According to sources connected with Mel, on January 6, 2010, Mel and Oksana were arguing at home when Oksana took baby Lucia, ran around the backyard, threw herself on the ground, came back inside the house and began shaking Lucia like a ragdoll. Mel followed and the sources acknowledge there was physical contact, but insist Mel did not punch her and was just trying to protect the baby.

I hope the young wife gets as big a settlement as the old wife did.

They aren't married. The divorce from Robyn isn't final yet. And the Russian refused to marry him.

42 posted on 07/15/2010 12:22:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: svcw

“I wonder if the “so called” ranting match any of the movies he has been in?”

No, unless Mel played the part of Ralphie in The Sopranos.

I was so glad to see Ralphie get brutally murdered in his bathtub because of all the crude foul language he used against his young mistress.

I hate men who abuse defenseless women.


43 posted on 07/15/2010 12:22:17 PM PDT by Palladin (David Petraeus: "I don't use terms like victory or defeat.")
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To: Fawn

I agree. Whether these tapes are real or not, he’s gotta get it together.


44 posted on 07/15/2010 12:24:03 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I didn’t know they weren’t married.

But then Mel,being such an outstanding Catholic, would shun divorce. What a *&^)!! hypocrite.

I have not the least inkling of sympathy for him.


45 posted on 07/15/2010 12:25:25 PM PDT by Palladin (David Petraeus: "I don't use terms like victory or defeat.")
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To: Palladin
I have not the least inkling of sympathy for him.

I do. It must be hard to be so messed up that you get had by a Russian gold digger. On his meds and sober he may have escaped humiliation. And I am a woman. It's broads like this that give women a bad name.

Had friend talking divorce. She called a lawyer and sang the blues. His advice? "When he hits ya honey, call me. Get him to hit ya. We'll clean house."

46 posted on 07/15/2010 12:29:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

! You had me fooled. I thought you were a guy.

Sure, there are lots of gold-diggers in the world. And men who are substance-abusers are easy prey.

It’s an old, old game.

It’s how lawyers get rich.


47 posted on 07/15/2010 12:33:44 PM PDT by Palladin (David Petraeus: "I don't use terms like victory or defeat.")
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To: Palladin
You had me fooled. I thought you were a guy.

It happens often because of my screen name.

Sure, there are lots of gold-diggers in the world. And men who are substance-abusers are easy prey.

Yup. He 's an easy target.

48 posted on 07/15/2010 12:36:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Palladin; Old Student; Fawn
Interesting.

Robyn Gibson Supports Mel in Court

Mel Gibson's soon-to-be ex-wife, Robyn, has written a sworn declaration on behalf of Mel, saying he has never physically abused her or any of their children in the 28 years they were married ... TMZ has learned.

49 posted on 07/15/2010 1:18:06 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: JoeProBono

ping to post 49.


50 posted on 07/15/2010 1:19:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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