Skip to comments.Are the CBS National Guard Documents Fake? (UPDATED: "At Least" 90% Positive They're Fake)
Posted on 09/09/2004 1:22:10 PM PDT by TastyManatees
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uh... the production rooms of networks and webmasters of news sites are still filled with computer dorks, not journalists.
Ever seen that story with a pile of documents, then one of them flies up, then a line highlights and is "pulled out" so you can read it.
You think they use the actual documents to do that? Do they make it look like "actual documents"?
Did they re-record the translators voice for the Saddam interview because they didn't like the sound of the original?
It isn't just journalists in the production room. There are creative types, producers, and production artists. Believe me it is no trouble, would only take 5 seconds, and would be done at a whim because the producer thought the original didn't look "military" enough...
Besides we cover our ass if we pitch this story as:
Are those images of the real documents? Because those documents are not period, and are forgeries...
Watch as the CSI crew investigates their own network's participation in slander, libel and outright forgery. Special guest star James Carville gets maced, billy clubbed and cuffed by Captain Brass.
Nope. You forgot about rope-a-dope. It's too early. Let the Democrats get all their morons across this bridge..... then blow it up.
Different printers may produce slightly different outputs.
At a minimum, CBS should immediately bring forward the document expert they consulted. If this is a forgery, I expect the original source of the documents will have had some flimsy pretext for demanding anonymity, but CBS's own expert is fair game.
W will ignore this amd let refutation be taken care of by folks who are not part of his campaign. He doesnt even have to tell anyone to do it. Actually I dont think we need to bother with this at all. It only has the legs we give it. Frenchie would have takenmuch less damage from the swifties if he had kept the "refutation" far from his organization.
Agreed. I was defending a couple of posters who actually knew about proportional-font typewriters and were getting slammed for raising legitimate questions. I still think there are some features of the docs that look typed. But gosh, how incompetent must CBS be, to release word-processed documents that purport to date from 1973?
I'm impressed, and I've been looking at typefaces for over fourty years. Different versions of the same typeface are always a bit different. For one thing, they have to be jiggered to display pleasntly on a computer screen. Same holds for computer printers.
One thing few people know is that real (lead) fonts are tweaked for each type size. The proportions are jiggered to hold ink and look good for each size. This is not done by TrueType, and I doubt it it's done much at all in word processing.
I have catalogs of "professional" computer fonts. Some of them cost several hundred dollars for a single typeface.
Think about it. We're talking about the Left here. They believe you should be out working like a pack animal and sending everything you make so they can let you live in a highrise, take public transportation to work, eating what they think you should eat, reading only what they think you should read, etc. Do they regard the masses with that much contemp? You bet they do.
It will have as much effect on CBS as planting firebombs on Chevy pickups to fake fires from collisions had on ABC.
JERRY B. KILLIAN
Stop posting the same thing from thread to thread.
The documents in question are NOT slick graphics from newsies animations.
That was my hesitation as well. The vile Clintonites aren't rank amateurs at fraud and smear by any means. I think your admonitions to slow down regarding this "investigation" were well intended and wise.
This message is for DNC chairman Terry the tool McCauliffe, you are going to have to eat the same shit you produced, hahahahaah LLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR
Also, those IBM Selectrics were built like a tank, and they did not fail very often. My family's business had one that lasted for at least 10 years of regular use, without adjustment, even after it was refurb'ed and sold to us.
Dan Rather and CBS News knew the document was fake, why else would he include "our own analyst determinded the document was not a fake?" ...covering his ass before the crap hit the fan?
"it looks like CBS was duped"
No, it looks like they LIED in order to propagate a political point of view!
We once spent a whole day insisting that a plane did not hit the Pentagon here at FR...
I am just saying we keep our integrity if we pitch the story as:
Are these images of the actual documents? Cause these images are fake.
p.s. stop reading the same post over and over again... ;)
They should have used Alger Hiss' typewriter.