back to top
Politics

Somebody Appears To Have Added Extra Applause To Martin O'Malley's New Ad

Up to 11.

Posted on

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's campaign released a new ad attacking Hillary Clinton on gun policy.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

"How many senseless acts of violence do we have to endure as a people before we stand up to the Congressional lobbyists of the NRA," O'Malley says, his voice rising as he speaks. "How many more Americans have to die?"

In the ad, O'Malley's line is met with thunderous applause:

buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com

But here's how it sounded in the original clip of his speech to the U.S. Conference of mayors in June 2015. It was an applause line, but... not anywhere near as loud as the ad:

buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com

A spokesperson from the O'Malley campaign said she did not know if the applause had been added in and asked for time to check. She did not respond to a follow-up request for comment.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

Christopher Massie is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Christopher Massie at Christopher.Massie@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.