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I have my suspicions that CBS has piped in bird chirps and squawks at Augusta National. I mean, I don't think I've heard birds squawking their tailfeathers off in the rain like that.
Clearly, said birds aren't indigenous to the region. Somethings up.
I thought it was well known that they did this. Some talk about it a few years back.
The do. Read this:
Why does CBS use fake birdsong for TV golf?
In the grand scheme of things, the recent revelation that CBS uses bogus taped birdcalls on its golf telecasts isn't quite an environmental scandal on par with Love Canal, the Exxon Valdez or Chernobyl. But there's something discomforting about it nonetheless.
It's fraudulent and fake, and the very fact that a network can take liberties like this puts the whole credibility of an alleged journalistic enterprise in doubt.
My goodness, next thing you know we're going to find out that all those cutaways to magical long putts that dive into cups made by obscure also-rans are not really live, but on tape! Or that the ponds at Augusta use more artificial coloring than Regis Philbin's hairstylist.
But this will really give conspiracy theorists something to chew on. If CBS can fiddle with the natural sound at a tournament, imagine what they could do with a Tiger Woods drive?I mean, one that's going straight for the bushes and an unplayable lie can somehow be manipulated to take a few strange hops and roll back down a cartpath.
And if something as innocuous as background sound isn't real, imagine what else could be fake on CBS broadcasts. Gary McCord's mustache? David Feherty's accent? Jim Nantz's sentimentality? Any day now, I fully expect to hear that for the last five years, Ken Venturi has already been retired and they've been using a wax figure loaded with a continuous loop of his favorite cliches.
Actually CBS might be smart in going with fake background noise. After all, when Tiger Woods hits a bad shot the stuff that comes out of his mouth makes a bogus chirp from a white-throated sparrow look absolutely tame. Just ask NBC about that.
They can come get this woodpecker in my backyard anytime they wish.
The birds have gone silent now. They must have a TBS subscription. LOL!
I noticed that too!
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LOL. The wood pecker was a little too much. They already had a tiger in the woods.
I thought they took off the bird noises when they get caught doing it a couple of years ago.
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Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
I said the same yesterday.
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