Skip to comments.CBS' “new” Bush guard memos a hoax (Update w/ conclusive proof of forgeries!)
Posted on 09/09/2004 3:47:33 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
(scroll down to the bottom of the article for the update section):
UPDATE: NEW PROOF OF FORGERY
Following the Little Green Footballs blog lead, CB decided to test the pantograph replication technique on another of the CBS documents to see if it held true. Using Microsoft Word on its factory default settings with 12 point Times New Roman font we copied the address line of CBS memo #1 and overlapped the two for comparison.
As you can see the test worked and, in doing so, inadvertantly uncovered more proof that the document is a forgery. The new evidence revolves around the fact that Microsoft Word auto-formats its text using the centering function. When the text alignment for center is selected each subsequent line will be precisely centered underneath the previous one with each word of the text readjusting to meet this alignment as new letters are entered into the line. Since typewriters mechanically stamp letters onto a sheet of paper one at a time, it is physically impossible to create a mechanical typewriter document that perfectly aligns two or more centered rows of text on top of each other. The address bar on CBS Memo #1 is perfectly centered and perfectly aligned, thus it had to have come from a computer word processor and not a typewriter. The replication experiment in Microsoft Word with an identical match further validates this origin.
This seems like a good point to me.
Brit Hume said that one of his production assistants did the same test with the same results.
The Round Table is going to discuss that right after THIS break.
Poor Mara (evil grin).
Ping! Mechanical typewriters don't auto-center address lines at the page header.
60 Minutes should be canned and Dan Rather FIRED immediately. Then SwiftVets get 1 hour for every week until the election.
In all fairness, back in the stone ages we used to center on mechanical typewriters all the time. It's just that the typist did the math rather than having the computer figure it out. :-)
It must really suck today to be a Democrat.
She's not there today.
I believe that if they ever can trace this thing back to its roots, we may well find that it all just adds more fuel to the fire regarding the theory that the Clinton's and their operatives are undermining Kerry so Hillary can be in position for 2008.
Ether way...this type of thing is putting forks into Kerry's campaign because he is done.
Just my two cents and opinion.
Interesting, though, that the example above does not feature the 'superscript' font that they've been questioning all day(?)
Another question is why the "th" in the top isn't superscripted but at the #2 point, it is.
Not physically impossible, just very, very, very, very, very, very, very improbable.
And in other news, DNC commissar Terry McAwful said:
"These fake documents were White House plants.
They hoodwinked the DNC and CBS, taking
advantage of our lust for power and general
gross incompetence on technical stuff.
It's all just so unfair."
I never thought of that, and obviously neither did someone else!
A very good typist could duplicate the centering trick. However, no one would wish to take the time to duplicate the "kerning" which is apparant in the document.
I ran the same test but missed the point that the text was perfectly centered. What are the chances that some guy with an IBM or Royal typewriter in 1972 would line the words up exactly the same way that Bill Gates would in 2004. Not a chance. Not one in a billion.
Per Britt: Killian's son said the documents are a mix of truth and fiction. Son said his father would not have stored these documents in his personal files. CBS said they stand by the authenticity of the documents, the schlubs.
CNN is, as of this very moment, preaching how these new documents are proof that Bush not only received preferential treatment, but also that he just didn't fulfill his duty.
FoxNews is at the same time questioning the validity of said "documents" using the exact MS Word argument.
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