Skip to comments.Fact Checking the Boston Globe - in Advance (Utah Professor's Study of CBS Memos Exposed as Fraud)
Posted on 09/30/2004 3:27:49 PM PDT by mojito
Fact Checking the Boston Globe - in Advance The blogosphere is abuzz that there might be an authoritative expert by the name of David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D. who might have proven the CBS documents are legit.
The Boston Globe is so excited they are getting ready to run with it.
I hope they do. Dr. Hailey is a liar, a fraud and a charlatan.
And I have the goods.
He attempted to copy Charles' work of reproducing the document on a typewriter. Supposedly, the top line is the CBS memo and the bottom line a 1970's era typewriter. But there was a problem...
First download the pdf his analysis. Then go to page 9 and zoom in on the "th" at 400% you'll see...
As they sing on Sesame Street, "One of these things is not like the other."
UPDATE I viewed the pdf on screen and it was obviously a forgery. Spoons says he could not see it so I rerasterized it as saved it as a jpg. I think it is clearer. If you doubt me, like everything in the blogosphere, follow the links. (/update)
Here is a hint for the good Professor-- If you are going to forge documents DON'T LEAVE THE EVIDENCE on your webserver.
And if you don't think that TH nailed him, feel free to download the PHOTOSHOP DOCUMENT he was working on when he created the forgery.
Not only did he forge the document but he let the work in progress in an open web folder.
And Professor, if you are reading this- and I know someone will mail it to you, I have downloaded your entire website as evidence and I saved screen caps of it, so don't bother delete it. I also had an interesting phone call with the head of your department. You might give him a call.
Did you think we were stupid?
Update OpenSecrets.org say the good professor gave John Kerry $250 (thanks Allah)
Update 2: We got word from Charles at LGF that the Globe is backing away from the guy. I wonder why.
Update 3: The Backstory I had this story last night. In fact, I mailed it to James and Steven because it was a case of academic misconduct and they follow that sorta stuff.
I asked them to hold it because I was calling the head of his department in the morning. It was not etched in stone that I was going to blog this. I called the head of his department and he was a very nice gentleman. He looked at the pdf and agreed it did not look right but said he did not have the expertise to say it was a fraud.
He asked me to make the case for academic misconduct and mail it to him. I told him he would get it Monday morning. Once I saw the Globe was considering running the story and that Charles and Allah had links to it, I knew someone would bust the guy so I may as well do it.
In other words DSA... Not in your wildest freaking dreams. (ROFLMAO at closed circuit humor ;-)
Update 4: One of the commenters noted that the pdf version was updated about 1pm TODAY. I have no idea if the guy knows he's famous, so I don't know if he was trying to cover his tracks or if he just just still working on the forgery. (er document) If he was trying to cover something he did a bad job as the bogus TH is still plainly clear.
So, Dr. Hailey created a forgery to prove that a forgery wasn't a forgery. It must be great to be a democrat and have to do crap like that.
God I love this FReeping place. Where would we be without it?
Gotta love this neo-commie demorat party. I wish the moderate ones like lieberman and bayh would leave to show them how misguided they are.
Actually, the latest thinking is this is NOT a forgery. The professor is quite clear about how he constructed his version of the memo.
His methods are fatally flawed but he is not misrepresenting himself.
We should send this info out to every other news agency with the EXCEPTION of the Boston Globe and CBS in advance of their stories. =^D
Now that would be fun.
Look at my user profile for a list of media outlets.
Really? Cause I skimmed his article and couldn't figure out what typewriter I needed to by to do it.
Libs persistently make donkeys out of themselves. Are they masochists or simply insane?
The rATS have to work so hard to prove they aint rATS and we just dust 'em and bust 'em!
lol you should have let them run with it so they would get B-U-S-T-E-D like CBS. The Globe is possibly the most liberal paper in the country, maybe even to the left of the LA Times and NY times.
Wonderland by Night.
The top line is from the CBS pdf file, the bottom one is from Hailey's attempt to duplicate the memo using a typewritter. Notice how obvious it is that the th is photoshoped on.
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The lefties are going to be challenged on their lies every time. It is their hell on earth.
More good stuff here.
I get warm fuzzies reading how this well oiled truth machine chews up bogus work.
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