They must not spend a lot of time at FR if they think it's suspicious that we discuss news stories while they're going on. Didn't they check the 4000 + posts of the various campaign speeches?
i think they feel it takes some kind of expert to recognize this scam, which is simply not true. Hiring an expert is major overkill. It's that obvious to anyone who's grown up with even rudimentary type knowledge.
I don't think they realize how obvious the proportional font issue is to anyone who actually wanted to create proportional type in the days before it was easy. I would have made the same observations if I'd been the first to see the paper, within minutes of examining it.
It doesn't take decades of extensive knowledge and hours of study to realize the document was created on a modern computer, by someone who has no clue what using a typewriter was like.
And remember leadpenny's thread, credited by the WSJ as providing the first report of trouble with the space shuttle Columbia's re-entry, while the craft was still over the far western U.S.
No, it's not the least bit suspicious when FR starts dissecting a news event while it is still in progress.