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?"
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Don't you just love how they treat their customers?! ROFLOL!
Retailing 101...the customer is always right (even if you have to bite a hole in your tongue).
Mouth-breathing knuckle draggers is the accepted form.
We demand satisfaction.
Yeah, he meant to say the whole thing was UNRAVELED by Freepers, I wonder if he knows who it is that "cooked [it] up".
Oh, nevermind, we're writing the history books now. Night night.
And they aren't very good at that either
I've been insulted better then that *L*
Sick? I'd say we are nauseated, disgusted, offended, provoked, appalled, tormented, agonized, and way too aggravated.
You forgot to add "in our pajamas", LOL!
Did you see the CBS guy on O'Reilly, saying CBS had checks and balances and that's why we should trust their stories, but the internet group sat at their computers "in their pajamas."
If you guys are amateurs, what does that make the MSM? Pond scum!
LOL! There goes some more coffee.
The same thing that happens everyday when stuff gets into the mainstream media that aren't true. As if everything they print is factual.
They said legitimate. Which in Libland doesn't necessarily mean factual1.
1. see Juan Williams re: "discuss the serious nature of the charge, not the validity of the documents." (paraphrased)
For somebody who's only been here 4 days, you sure know a lot about FR's history.
This is the way of "Open Source News Gathering".... Free Republic Rules!!!!
Ehhhh, never mind the ignorant and illiterate, Howlin. They're shills for the Demogoons© - so what else is new? :)
You should have at least got honorable mention.
That's a step up from 'right-wing lunatic'. And besides, I'm in my boxers. (What are you wearing?)
And how can we trust the un-named sources used by journinihilists?
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