Skip to comments.ONE MORE ARGUMENT (CBS Documents)
Posted on 09/09/2004 4:30:35 PM PDT by ambrose
ONE MORE ARGUMENT
As much as the Kerry Spot has tried to keep up with this, PowerLine has been on top of this story all day long. That site just presented what ought to be the straw that breaks the camel's back:
In the August 18, 1973 memo "discovered" by 60 Minutes, Jerry Killian purportedly writes:
Staudt has obviously pressured Hodges more about Bush. I'm having trouble running interference and doing my job.
But wait! Reader Amar Sarwal points out that General Staudt, who thought very highly of Lt. Bush, retired in 1972.
Okay, CBS. The ball's in your court. Explain all this. Make all of this make sense. Don't completely ignore all of this, like you just did on the CBS Evening News.
If CBS ignores this, and gives no counterargument, no defense, then the general public will have no choice but to conclude that the network ran with a hoax - and now refuses to retract a lie.
[Posted 09/09 07:11 PM]
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Oh man, that's awesome. This is going to down in history alongside Piltdown Man.
It just keeps getting better and better....and funnier and funnier!
Yeah that's it. Let's call it the Piltdown memo.
Who is Hodges?
It bothers me that this memo doesn't refer to anyone by rank. I've never seen a Lt. Col. be so casual on paper when referring to a General.
OMG......this is just TOO rich!
Okay, who or what is Piltdown Man? Thanks!
Bush's application, as well as his commission, were handled by then-Col. Walter B. "Buck" Staudt, who said, "Nobody did anything for him . There was no influence on his behalf. Neither his daddy nor anybody else got him into the Guard." Staudt, who retired in 1972 as a brigadier general, said Bush was enrolled quickly because there was a demand for pilot candidates.
This is better than when they staged a GM pickup crash to demonstrate "unsafe" gas tanks.
CBS has crossed the line from being a "News" organization to being a propaganda organ for the DNC/Left-Wing. They don't retract lies ... they manufacture them.
Just being a devils advocate here -
I also think they are forgeries, but just because the General retired the year before does not mean he could not lobby or exert influence.
from BBC News:
Piltdown Man went from being one of the biggest discoveries of the 20th Century to being its greatest scientific embarrassment.
On 21 November 1953, the fossils discovered 40 years earlier and acclaimed as the "missing link" between apes and humans were finally revealed to be forgeries.
Today, the word Piltdown is a term of abuse, used to label any fraudulent or shoddy research.
Looks like Wesley Clark's been fartin' around in his time machine again.
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