Skip to comments.LA TIMES: No Disputing It: Blogs Are Major Players (FreeRepublic.Com & Buckhead Mentioned!)
Posted on 09/12/2004 2:43:11 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
These days, CBS News anchor Dan Rather and his colleagues at the network's magazine program "60 Minutes II" are enduring an unusual wave of second-guessing by some of the public and fellow journalists.
For that, they can thank "Buckhead."
It was a late-night blog posting by this mystery Netizen that first questioned the validity of documents Rather cited Wednesday as proof that George W. Bush did not fulfill his National Guard duty more than 30 years ago.
Buckhead refuses to further identify himself, other than dropping hints that he is a male who lives on the East Coast preferring to proclaim that the scramble to verify the contentions in his posting marks an extraordinary achievement for a medium that has operated more as an underground world of ideological venting than a source of legitimate news.
But Buckhead is vehement about one thing: He acted alone when he posted, to the conservative website FreeRepublic.com, what was widely believed to be the first allegation that the CBS report relied on documents that could have been forged.
"Absolutely, positively, on my own, sitting at my computer in my bedroom just before midnight but not in my pajamas," he wrote in an e-mail exchange with The Times. "But once I posted the comment to Free Republic I was no longer working alone, and that is the real point of the story about the story about the story."
That story began Wednesday, 19 minutes after the "60 Minutes II" broadcast began, when another FreeRepublic poster, TankerKC, noted that the documents were "not in the style that we used when I came into the USAF
. Can we get a copy of those memos?"
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
(explative deleted) LA Slimes...I'm not going to register to their (bleep) site...
It really is a pity that we can't read the rest of this without having to register.
THIS to the mainstream media!
Registration is the Devil's work.
But it's still nice to see Buckhead given credit where credit is due. We have arrived, MSM! You will be assimilated! Reistance is futile!
"All hail 'Buckhead,' " wrote one posting to Free Republic.
"Here, here," wrote another. "But how do we know Buckhead is really not Karl Rove . "
Question - And how do we know the Los Angeles Times isn't Pravda?
Answer - we don't, but Free Republic is working on confirming it.
The article quotes a 'Rat-whazoo aperture named Jim Jordan, who said we're "a bastion of right-wing lunacy". Cool.
Bookmarked that one for sure
can we retire post 47? up in the stands for all admire.Buckhead all pro.
At least FR is out now, mmmmmm this could be a good thing
but may make some slimes start to log in
This is classic.
Boy those libs really hate FR! Brilliant stuff! :-)
Timeline? It was Dan Rather and CBS who decided to make a big deal out of it and broadcast a false story.
The Democrats just love to become victims when they get caught with their thumb in the pie.
Did anyone at the slimes get permission to print this in their 'for profit' publication?