Skip to comments.General doesn't trust Bush memos' authenticity (CBS quoted, but didn't show him, Guard documents)
Posted on 09/12/2004 8:04:54 AM PDT by Stultis
A former Texas Air National Guard general relied upon by CBS News to support the authenticity of memos about President Bush's military service said he never saw the memos before the show aired, and that he doesn't now believe they are authentic.
Retired Maj. Gen. Bobby Hodges of Arlington also said that one of the memos' references to undue pressure to "sugar coat" Mr. Bush's evaluations rings false. He said Col. Walter "Buck" Staudt did not interfere in Guard affairs after his retirement, 18 months before the date on the disputed memo.
[...SeeB.S. spokesman says they still stand behind the authenticity of the documents...]
[...Dan Blather said Fri that SeeB.S. has been working on this story for 4 to 5 years...]
But, Gen. Hodges said, the network called him on the Monday evening two days before the broadcast and said it had "just received" four memos written by Lt. Col. Jerry Killian
Gen. Hodges says that when he was asked to verify the memos, he believed that the documents were handwritten.
(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...
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So..CBS is the source of the bogus memos?!?!?
Really, if it was done with MS Word, it was meant to have a short scandal life. If any at all. Maybe the idea was to make a quick buck, and things got out of hand so to speak. Eventually the creator will want his fifteen minutes of fame, and he'll come out of the woodwork.
Rather's activist daughter Robin Rather and Ben Barnes both sponsored a Democrat fundraiser together in 2000...
The following fundraising events, given in Ronnie's honor, are hosted and sponsored by members of our community who have graciously offered their time, resources, and dedication to Ronnie's re-election campaign.
Tuesday, October 3, 2000
"Protecting the Safety on which our Quality of Life Depends"
Mayor Kirk Watson
Hon. Ben Barnes
Robin Rather &
Mithoff & Jacks, LLP
Melissa Jones Stevens
whoops, forgot the link...
OK. Who the aitch is Robert Strong aka robert W. Strong? Rather cites him as a verifier. He supposedly was in the TANG is now a professor of some sort, I would guess education or liberal theology judging by his appearance. Is he a source of the documents?
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