In a recent report about the acceleration problems Toyotas have, ABC News used 2-seconds of footage taken in a parked car, but claimed it was taken in a moving one, the Associated Press reports.
According to the AP report, written by longtime TV reporter David Bauder, "Briefly during the drive, ABC cut to a picture of a tachometer with the needle zooming forward. The impression was that the tachometer was documenting the ride Ross was taking. Instead, that picture was taken from a separate instance where a short-circuit was induced in a parked car."
Furthermore, according to the story, "ABC said that editing was done because it was impossible to get a good picture of the tachometer while the car was moving because the camera was shaking. The camera shot was steady when it was taken in a parked car."
ABC apologized for putting the 2-second video into the story, and said it was a "misjudgment" made in the editing room, the AP said.
Gawker.com first wrote about this story, including a follow-up about the fact that ABC has since swapped out the fake video and added video taken while the car was moving. However, even the video taken when the car was in motion was NOT taken during the same time the car was driven by correspondent Brian Ross during the rest of the report. The Gawker follow-up includes a clip of the video report.