Skip to comments.Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [Buckhead post 47]
Posted on 09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT by Pikamax
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Post #47 will go down in Internet history.
You'll be known as a FReeper Hero for life.
I noticed something related that may or may not have been brought up yet. Whenever the forger writes 1st Lt Bush or 147th or anything like that, it's always 1 st or 147 th.
It looks like the forger put the space in on purpose to get by the automatic superscripting, but missed a couple.
Congrats on being part of the vast right wing conspiracy....
We always favor looking at the content and substance over WHO is offering up the information, but in the war that will ensue about WHO gave CBS the potentially phony documents, it is interesting to Note that the right (Drudge, Fox, right-leaning blogs, others) led the way in pointing out the questions we have all been asking and they were onto the questions, with remarkable detail, relatively soon after the documents were made public.
Here's part of how this story got here . . . from a little Marc Ambinder back-lurking on the blogs . . .
At 8:00 pm ET Wednesday night, CBS News does the story . . .
at 8:59 ET before the broadcast is finished!!! the documents come into question via a poster named Buckhead on the Free Republic Web site: LINK
Buckhead seems well-read on his forensic document examination skills.
"Howlin, every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman. In 1972 people used typewriters for this sort of thing, and typewriters used monospaced fonts. The use of proportionally spaced fonts did not come into common use for office memos until the introduction of laser printers, word processing software, and personal computers. They were not widespread until the mid to late 90's. Before then, you needed typesetting equipment, and that wasn't used for personal memos to file. Even the Wang systems that were dominant in the mid 80's used monospaced fonts. I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old."
Well, this is bandied about by dozens of Freepers, as they're called and is picked up at 8:30 am ET and added to by www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/ this little green football guy is a very popular conservative blogger . . .
I'm posting on a historical thread,
and I love it when the newsmedia has to mention the FReeper name "BUCKHEAD"! LOL!
Bumping the 'Deep-Font' post
Great find Buckhead!!!!
I don't think you've actually caught anything here.
Fantastic insight juke2. Dan Rather is desperately trying to contact you.
Sorry, couldn't help myself...
Buckhead is my little brother. I am bursting with pride. You have busted the left's crooked agenda, singlehandedly. It's monumental! I hope you get a fantastic job offer. You deserve it. Hey, I didn't come close to catching it and I've worked with type, typesetters, etc. for 30 years. You Dah Man!!! (Can I be your agent?)
Seriously think about trademarking "This should be pursued aggressively", ya'll make millions!!!
Bump and many thanks for your outstanding contribution. This thread may well be referenced in history books 50 years from now.
Read post #47 written 2 days ago.
Good going you guys!!!!
Power to the people :)
I think you are mistaken.
"Proportional pitch" in ball-type writers would require that every letter had a different mechanical pitch. Incredible machining required, such that the said ball would likely cost around $30,000 today.
Create a document in Microsoft Word and type "147th" with no space between the 147 and the th. It will automatically superscript the th. Now type "147 th" with a space between the 147 and the th. It will not superscript the th. If you look at the letters both forms occur and they are consistent with what Microsoft Word does. When there is no space, the th is superscript. When there is a space, the th is not superscript. These memos were written in Microsoft Word.
Here's the lost memo that Dan didn't release: