5 March 2010
(User Submitted) – A sound engineer of 30 years who was in the audience writes that audio portions of Sarah Palin’s Tuesday appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show were added or amplified, edited before broadcast to make it appear that she was more welcome than she was. They added laughter where there was none during uncomfortable portions, she writes on Daily Kos.
“After sitting through the taping of the show in the studio I can recount many portions where there was little or no laughter or response, but at the later broadcast they are smoothed over with applause and laughter that WERE NOT THERE at the taping. Groans, hoots, grumbling, or just dead silence—all missing. Soon after leaving the studio I basically tweeted, ‘attended taping of Palin on Tonight show, she bombed.'”
So, the big question: Are we still watching The Tonight Show? No, it ended with Conan O’Brien.