We’re not certain if it’s just an American problem, but some people in this country seem to care more about appearing on television than they do about actually knowing what they are talking about.

Several hours before President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress with his State of the Union address, ABC-TV’s late night star, Jimmy Kimmel sent his “Lie Witness News” cameras to the streets outside of his Hollywood Boulevard studios to ask people what they thought about the president’s speech. Again, Kimmel’s camera crew was on the streets before the SOTU even happened.

People react to Obamas speech BEFORE it happened

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The unseen reporter questioned a variety of people on the substance of the speech, even drilling down to ask the victims to opine on some pretty silly questions like, “What did you think about Obama faking a heart attack at the end?” and “Was there too much product placement in the State of the Union?”

People react to Obamas speech BEFORE it happened

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We are not sure how many people were approached by Kimmel’s crew and actually knew the speech had not yet happened, we only know that the streets of Los Angeles appear to be filled with folks who have no problem lying to a TV crew, no matter how dumb it might make them look.

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