These were "previously unseen documents . . . obtained by '60 Minutes,' " the network bragged Wednesday night on its Web site. Their author, supposedly, was Bush's squadron commander, Jerry Killian, who died 20 years ago.
And this is the best they have! CBS is going down the drain.
This is a must read article. It warmed the cockles of my uncompassionate conservative heart.
Great article. And congrats to the poster of post 47. I belive it was Howlin', right?
This fiasco will haunt the DNC for the rest of this election cycle.
Post # 47 will liver forever. How cool is that? It's exciting that an average citizen who has been taking it from Rather for decades got payback. Hoo-ah!!!
I'm working eleven hours for the GOP tomorrow, and I have got to go to bed. But I'm afraid as soon as I turn the computer off, something big is going to break.
> ... they have been unmasked by ordinary people who can see
> what they and their hired experts evidently could not.
Based on other reports, it appears that the only vetting
CBS did was to make a phone call to one of the senior
officers mentioned in the fake docs, who just happens
to also be a Dean supporter.
All the real hired experts interviewed by other reporters,
pundits and hosts today, all agree that these docs are at
the very least highly suspicious.
Which post did the #47 post reference in this article come from? That post should be a permanent golden link on the main page.
Very nicely done.
Post No. 47 pointed out that there was something off about these documents from the 1970s: The spacing between the letters and the words was proportional, and only a few IBM electric typewriters could achieve that effect back then."
Hi Everyone over at DUh, hope you all are enjoying this as much as we are!
Howlin, did you write post 47??
Justice will be done when Dan Rather has to go on Fox News and apologize.
Great article. This story had better have Daddy Long Legs.
If we find out that it was someone inside the Kerry campaign that perpetrated this hoax, it will pretty much destroy his chances of winning the election. It makes you wonder if Baghdad Bob is the campaign manager for Senator Kerry.
Post No. 47 pointed out that there was something off about these documents from the 1970s: The spacing between the letters and the words was proportional, and only a few IBM electric typewriters could achieve that effect back then.
Free Republic rocks. LOL
Oh, I wouldn't say that at all. The documents are false. But, the charges against kerry are true, and those documents aren't false. All Kerry has to do is release them, which he won't. If he had nothing to hide, he would release them. ALL OF THEM. Blogger revolt against the one sided MSM? You bet. Interesting as well is that Steve Pitkin's sworn affidavit regarding kerry's arm twisting to make him lie to the Senate investigation at the winter soldier investigation gets no traction at all. Not to mention all the other kerry lies that it reveals.
Moderator should add to title, (Free Republic Mentioned!)
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.
This should be pursued aggressively.
47 posted on 09/08/2004 8:59:43 PM PDT by Buckhead
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