Skip to comments.Boston gets a nonreality show
Posted on 07/10/2011 6:51:45 PM PDT by matt04
Those who watched Bostons revered Fourth of July celebration Monday night on CBS were treated to spectacular views of fireworks exploding behind the State House, Quincy Market, and home plate at Fenway Park, among other places - great views, until you consider that they were physically impossible.
As viewers began to point out yesterday, it would not have been geographically possible to see the fireworks above and behind the landmarks in question, since the display was launched from a barge in the Charles River and in directions away from those places.
According to CBS, you can see the fireworks from the right side of Quincy Market, even though Beacon Hill is in the way, wrote Kaz, whose real name is Karl Clodfelter, a commenter on the Boston blog UniversalHub.com. Also, they come up behind the State House when youre standing across the road . . . which means the barge must have been parked on the Zakim this year, wrote Clodfelter, a research scientist from Brighton.
David Mugar, the Boston-area businessman and philanthropist who has executive produced the show for nine years, confirmed yesterday that the footage was altered. He said this was the first year such alterations were made.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
Fake but accurate?
Reminds me of when the Soviets would alter photos and video for patriotic propoganda.
I always thought that watching a fireworks show on TV was pretty lame to begin with.
I got dragged to this lemming fest once by the g/f. I told her then, no way would I ever go again. WAY too many people in a hot, muggy, confined area.
Besides, the July 3 Boston Pops Rehearsal is much more entertaining, without ~400,000 people.
Like when they show a NFL game in Foxboro they show “Foxboro Harbor”.
Columbus OH.Red,White & Boom. Now you’re talking fireworks, baby.
Lying is a habit that hard to break.
Good grief, Boston.
Did you expect truth?
You’re a cold-blooded liar and a thief. Those images are from my bathroom about 4 hours after judging the neighborhood chili cook-off!
July 3 used to be great until they took up all the best lawn space with roped-off seating for VIPs. Fiedler would have blown a gasket.
So, now we know you live in Boston!!!!!
“Reminds me of when the Soviets would alter photos and video for patriotic propoganda.”
You’re right; in fifty years we’ll see footage of Obama embracing JFK.
That’s great; it is so half-assed, it is like all the cheap crap out of Red China.
I see your point. Personally, I still prefer it over the 4th, just because the number of people is much less.
I haven’t been to “The Taste of Chicago” for years. Way too many people.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.