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Who Is ‘Buckhead’? Kerry Assaulter Seemed Prepped
New York Observer ^ | 09/15/04 | by Robert Sam Anson

Posted on 09/15/2004 2:00:22 PM PDT by NYCVirago

The last seven days brought this: Dick Cheney suggested that the election of John Kerry would result in "devastating" terrorist attack. (His nominal boss merely opined that Mr. Kerry is a fan of Saddam Hussein.) Two generals informed the Senate Armed Services Committee that the C.I.A., in contravention of international and military law, kept up to 100 Iraqi detainees off the Abu Ghraib prison rolls in order to hide them from the Red Cross. The "Coalition of the Willing" lost another member when Costa Rica, which doesn’t maintain an army and never joined it in the first place, asked to be taken off the White House list. Remaining international relief workers began clearing out of Iraq, after four of their number, including two Italian women, were kidnapped from their headquarters in downtown Baghdad. The U.S. effectively ceded the Sunni Triangle to the bad guys, who said thank you by launching one of the heaviest ever mortar barrages on the center of the capital.

And, oh yes: American deaths in Iraq passed the 1,000 mark. (Actually, this happened roundabout the time Mr. Bush was citing phony figures for Al Qaeda leadership killed or captured during his convention acceptance speech, but the Pentagon was late owning up.)

Small potatoes, in short. Bagatelles. Asterisks to the REALLY BIG story this week, which was exactly when Times New Roman showed up on typewriters.

Doubtless you’re aware that this was the font employed in the composition of several three-decade-old documents that came into the possession of Dan Rather of CBS News. Their gist: George W. Bush was not recruiting-poster material while serving with the Texas Air National Guard. Such was the view of the documents’ purported author, Mr. Bush’s squadron commander, Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, about whom one of the few items not in dispute is that he’s been dead for 20 years. Pretty much everything else about the late colonel—including whether he could type—is jump ball. Ditto opinion on whether the documents are forgeries, and, if so, a clumsy scheme hatched by Democrats (the position of Fox News et al.), or a clever snare laid by Republicans (the hunch of—among Kerry-backing others—Terry McAuliffe, who’s suggested the trap-setter may be Lord Vader himself, Karl Rove.)

What this has to do with who should be standing on the Capitol steps holding his right hand up Jan. 20 is beside the point, in media calculations. All focus now is on type fonts, graphology, the expertise of dueling experts and the history of typewriters, which is far more storied and studied than you might expect.

Before plunging in, an admission: Your correspondent doesn’t have a clue whether the documents in question are genuine. And cares less—either about their authenticity, or what Dubya was up to when he was (or wasn’t) serving with the Texas Air National Guard. What Mr. Bush has been up to the last four years, and will be for another four, given the chance—that’s tastier fish to fry.

So what’s the excuse for what follows? Well, maybe it’s not as interesting as how the Vice President decided last week that trading on eBay could be a solution for unemployment, but it does offer a window on the press, the right, our politics in general, and why Ralph Waldo Emerson was no dope when he said, "When you strike at a king, you must kill him." Who knows? There may also be instruction on how John Kerry ought to handle himself as the days tick down.

With that preamble, here goes, starting with a tick-tock of the hoo-hah filched from ABC’s "The Note" and the Los Angeles Times.

At 8 p.m. last Wednesday, 60 Minutes broadcast Mr. Rather’s report, which centered on ex–Texas House Speaker and Democratic power Ben Barnes describing how he’d greased Mr. Bush’s way into the Guard (putting the lie to the longstanding claim that Dubya had made it on his own hook), and now felt bad on account. Mr. Barnes’ assistance wasn’t exactly a scoop, though that’s how Mr. Rather advertised it; in 1999, he’d told essentially the same story to the Dallas Morning News. All that was new was being on camera. Sandwiched between his recollections and White House communications director Dan Bartlett kicking them as "dirty politics," the documents appeared, accompanied by Mr. Rather saying they’d been verified by "a handwriting analyst and document expert." To bolster credence, there was an interview with a Texas Air Guard officer and friend of Killian’s, Robert Strong, who said the papers were "compatible" with the fella he remembered Jerry Killian being.

Not the most ringing testimony. Nor was the word of a single, unidentified, off-camera "expert" exactly open-and-shut proof. But Mr. Barnes was emphatic and—better yet—truthful. And Ben Barnes, Dan Rather said, was what the story was all about.

That’s not how it worked out.

Mr. Rather’s report hadn’t been over 10 minutes when a post appeared on the right-wing Web site FreeRepublic.com from "TankerKC," saying the documents were "not in the style that we used when I came into the USAF … can we get a copy of those memos?"

Three hours and a little later, fat met fire with another FreeRepublic posting, this one from a blogger named "Buckhead." He (or she—Buckhead won’t reveal his identity outside cyberspace) wrote:

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.

Here the plot starts a-thickening.

First (leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger), there’s the extraordinary, yeah, boggling, knowledge of typewriting arcana. More remarkable still are the circumstances under which discernment occurred. Namely, viewing the document on a TV screen from a presumed distance of six to a dozen feet. Folks who make their living at this sort of thing rely on magnifying glasses, if not microscopes. And they don’t venture opinions unless the document’s in their puss.

Then there’s the warp speed with which Buckhead discerned monkey business. The last big document mess was the trove that conned Seymour Hersh into believing Jack Kennedy signed a contract with Marilyn Monroe agreeing to pay a hundred grand in consideration of her shutting up about their adventures between the sheets, as well as his pillow talk of owing the 1960 election to the good offices of Chicago mob boss Sam (Momo) Giancana. Their exposure (in which your correspondent had a walk-on) took weeks. And those documents were nutso on their face.

Another timing oddity which may or may not be related to the mysterious Buckhead, depending on your choice of villain, is the Pentagon’s release of allegedly newly-discovered records of Mr. Bush’s flight hours and middling piloting abilities one day almost to the minute before Mr. Rather’s report—following four months of insisting there were no more documents to disgorge. Second coincidence: The Pentagon release came hours after the Boston Globe, poring through yet other records, reported that Mr. Bush "fell well short of meeting his military obligation" by failing to report to a Boston-area Guard unit after he enrolled in the Harvard Business School, and by earlier ducking out on required training and drills for a total of nine months. Either could have landed Mr. Bush on full-time active duty for two years, potentially in Vietnam. But he received no punishment whatsoever.

Finally, there’s a detail that appears to have escaped press notice: The Web site where Buckhead’s posting appeared also happens to be the repository for anti-Jew, anti-Catholic, anti-homosexual, anti-John Kerry rants by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. And whom, you ask, is Dr. Corsi? Co-author of the best-selling Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, that’s who.

Anyhow, FreeRepublic devotees batted Buckhead’s discovery around a bit, in fashion somewhat less refined than Oxford Union joustings. Sample: "KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!"

Meanwhile, things were cooking at another right-wing site, littlegreenfootballs.com, which joined the party at 11:30 p.m. eastern time with its own take. By morning, other bloggers were twittering and alarums were issuing from the established right, including (Salon reported) Cybercast News, part of veteran "liberal media" basher L. Brent Bozell’s empire; and Creative Response Concepts, an Arlington, Va., P.R. emporium whose clients include the Republican National Committee, the Christian Coalition and a lengthy list of like-minded others. Its senior staff is heavy with Pat Robertson alumni, one of whom serves as official spokesman for—you guessed right again—Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Bloggers were in a frenzy now, traffic so heavy that one site got knocked offline by the volume. But most stayed in the hunt, and at 2:41 Thursday afternoon, with the Rather story less than 19 hours old, a blogger reported consulting with a forensic expert who’d assessed the Killian documents as fishy, too. Soon thereafter, an uncharacteristically tardy Matt Drudge weighed in with his first "FLASH!" This led to Bill Kristol’s Weekly Standard professing indignation at 5 p.m. An hour later, so did even huffier Fox, where Brit Hume reported that an office elf had created a Killian clone with Microsoft Word.

All that remained was for the allegedly nonpartisan mainstreammedia—"MSM," in blogspeak—to get into the act. They did so with relish, led by the A.P. and happy-to-pee-on-CBS-News ABC. The next day, the contretemps made The New York Times and The Washington Post, which played the story the same as they had the Swift Boat stuff: This guy says this, that guy says that, and even if we know who’s full of it, our job ain’t telling you.

Fresh from offering Bob Dole a platform to spread unchallenged slanders about John Kerry’s war wounds, Wolf Blitzer chipped in by posting on CNN’s Web site a 30-year old transcript of Dan Rather being unawed by Richard Nixon during a Watergate press conference. "Now," intoned Wolf, "the 72-year-old CBS News anchor finds himself in yet another confrontation with a Republican President." (For a hint of lupine motive, Google "Blitzer AIPAC").

From there it was off to the races, every furlong adding new typewriter experts offering this, that and the other opinion about Times New Roman, proportional spacing and "superscript," the gizmo that makes tiny "th’s" after numbers. Demonstrating thoroughness (or need to fill airtime and column inches), the press also served up quotes from various and sundry friends and family members of the principals involved—including the daughter of Ben Barnes, who phoned up a Dallas talk-radio station to call her father a liar.

Poor Mr. Barnes. Even if he did condemn some other mother’s son to Vietnam, you had to feel for him. On top of the Oedipal run-in with the kid (that’ll be an interesting Thanksgiving dinner), the Republican National Committee, well-prepared for this moment, disgorged an encyclopedia of bile enumerating his "ethical mishaps."

Midst the hubbub, which Mr. Kerry passed assuring Time (which was about to report him 11 points down and sinking), "I think we are doing extraordinarily well"—the Boston Globe stepped forward with new, unflattering information on Mr. Bush’s Guard tenure gathered from an officer in his unit, who identified himself as a non-Dubya-hating Republican lately gone over to the Dark Side. This elicited the following post on the conservative "News Forum": They are Hanoi Boi’s kneepad-wearing, Kool-Aid drinking buttboys.

On it went, until Dan Rather got fed up a lot quicker than John Kerry did with the Swift Boat buccaneers, and—as they say down Sam Houston State way—stuck an apple in the pig’s mouth.

Partly, at least.

Leading off his Friday newscast with the firestorm, Mr. Rather noted that "many" of those besieging him "are partisan political operatives" and stuck to his six-shooters about the Killian papers being on the up-and-up. For proof, he displayed a 1968 document about Mr. Bush’s service released by the Pentagon using the superscript feature his critics claimed hadn’t existed then, and quoted the owner of the company that distributes Times New Roman as saying it had been around since 1931. He also trotted out Robert Strong again and interviewed the previously unnamed document and handwriting expert, Marcel Matley, who’d done the verifying for 60 Minutes. Momentarily, that was good enough for Matt Drudge, who headlined: "KEY CHALLENGES TO NATIONAL GUARD DOCUMENTS ANSWERED."

Did that end it? Not on your life.

The furor’s continued, as have the attacks on CBS News, whose reach the right has reason to loathe. The New York Post even thinks it’s fingered the source of the Killian papers, an ex-Guardsman whose background couldn’t be better for Mr. Bush’s backers: illness acquired while on a Guard mission to Panama; lawsuit filed against the government; and—the really good part—two nervous breakdowns. Stand by for even grubbier tidbits, ’cause the Post’s on the case.

But a retired four-star who fought bravely in Vietnam pretty well settled one aspect of the debate in his autobiography some years back.

"I am angry that so many sons of the powerful and well-placed managed to wangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units," he wrote. "The policies determining who would be drafted and who would be deferred, who would serve and who would escape, who would die and who would live were an anti-democratic disgrace."

The book was called My American Journey; the author was Colin Powell.

Is there a moral in any of this, save further confirmation how sordidly frivolous "the most important election in our lifetime" has become?

Only for John Kerry.

Until lately, he’s had his finger in his ear, wondering how to stave off the looming prospect of losing Secret Service protection the morning after the election. The side that’s been urging caution, according to The Times, is led by the odd couple of Joe Lockhart and Bob Shrum, who has apparently been tuning in to Dr. Phil. The forces urging flank-speed attack are commanded by David Thorne, Mr. Kerry’s Yale roommate, former brother-in-law and still best friend.

Mr. Kerry’s usual guides in tough spots—polls and focus groups—delivered a mixed message, so this time he was on his own. It’s not yet certain where he’ll come down. And whether (for a change), he’ll stick to it when he does. But from what Mr. Kerry’s been saying the last week or two—calling Iraq "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time" and the "W." in Mr. Bush’s name standing for wrong on about everything else—it looks like he’s got his flak jacket on, and is steering to the sound of the guns.

If the Killian papers are a set-up, meant to discredit, distract, deflect (all of which they’ve done splendidly, whoever’s behind them), he knows who’s waiting in the weeds around the bend: people who will stop at nothing.

John Kerry met an enemy like that a long time ago. He did all right, then. He might again.

You may reach Robert Sam Anson via email at: rsamanson@observer.com.

This column ran on page 1 in the 9/20/2004 edition of The New York Observer.


TOPICS: Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events
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This liar obviously looked over this board, but he deliberately ignores the fact that cbsnews.com posted the documents on their own website, and that is what we were reviewing. Disgusting.
1 posted on 09/15/2004 2:00:26 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago

Disgraceful reporting. This is what the left does -- condemn those who whistleblow on THEM!


2 posted on 09/15/2004 2:02:12 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: NYCVirago

Buckhead is everyman and every freeper! We all stand with him together, along with the truth!


3 posted on 09/15/2004 2:03:24 PM PDT by rotstan
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To: NYCVirago

You may reach Robert Sam Anson via email at: rsamanson@observer.com.


4 posted on 09/15/2004 2:03:49 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: NYCVirago

They print the NY Observer on pinko paper, need I say more ROTFL.


5 posted on 09/15/2004 2:03:52 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Part of the Reagan legacy is to re-elect G.W. Bush))
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To: Peach

anything to not have to focus on the real story. what a joke.


6 posted on 09/15/2004 2:04:04 PM PDT by beansox
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To: Buckhead

PING


7 posted on 09/15/2004 2:04:04 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: rotstan

I am Buckhead ;) !


8 posted on 09/15/2004 2:05:09 PM PDT by vollmond (DS2 CV-66 83-87)
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To: NYCVirago

Damn that Vast Right Wing Conspiracy!


9 posted on 09/15/2004 2:06:02 PM PDT by theDentist ("John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute.")
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To: NYCVirago

Sorry I didnt read it all, I got tired of the whining and crying after the first few paragraphs.


10 posted on 09/15/2004 2:07:01 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: NYCVirago; Buckhead
leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger

Gee, aren't we fond of condescension!!!

11 posted on 09/15/2004 2:07:13 PM PDT by tdadams (The only lies 'Unfit for Command' contains are the direct quotes of John Kerry)
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To: NYCVirago
This article sounds like the writer was hand fed by none other than Dan Rather. It also reminds me of the type of person who farts in an elevator and then looks suspiciously at the person next to them. Come on Bobby Sam Anson, we know where that smell is coming from.
12 posted on 09/15/2004 2:07:20 PM PDT by ClintonBeGone (Take the first step in the war on terror - defeat John Kerry)
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"Who is Buckhead?

"Buckhead is the wind stirring the willow.

"Buckhead is flickering campfire visible at night on a cool mountainside.

"Buckhead is the scent of freedom in the air of a Georgia sunrise.

"Whenever a journalist tells a spiteful lie, Buckhead will be there.

"Whenever a press flack secretly distributes a forged document there will Buckhead also be.

"As long as a leftist remains to try and weaken America's resolve, as long as a self-described "progressive" breathes hatred for his own country, Buckhead will be there to stand athwart his evil plans.

"Buckhead is the love of a doting mother.

"Buckhead is the optimism of opening day.

"Buckhead is the sweetness of fresh-baked apple pie.

"Buckhead is you.

"Buckhead is I.

"Buckhead is America."

13 posted on 09/15/2004 2:07:25 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: NYCVirago

Yeah, shoot the messenger. Try to tear down the person who uncovered the illegal deception. They make me sick.


14 posted on 09/15/2004 2:07:29 PM PDT by Jenya (Buy Unfit for Command. Donate to Swiftvets.com. It's your American duty.)
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There are something like 20,000 members of this site. We have people of all ages, all walks of life, who do all sorts of different jobs. How hard is it that some of these thousands and thousands of people know something about: guns, typsets, law, computers, car mechanics, nuclear physics, farming soybeans, fixing workboots, logging and forestry, chemistry, or any other of thousands of jobs?

This guy is a dumbass, I stopped taking him seriously at "leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger"

Choke on yourself, idiot-boy!

15 posted on 09/15/2004 2:07:40 PM PDT by t_skoz
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To: vollmond
I am Buckhead ;) !

No, I am Buckhead!

16 posted on 09/15/2004 2:08:08 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Hannity Was Right, FReepers Tend To Eat Their Own)
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"I'M BUCKHEAD!"

17 posted on 09/15/2004 2:08:30 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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(leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger)

What a pompous ass; he ought to see some of the 3rd-grade drivel that shows up on DU.
18 posted on 09/15/2004 2:08:39 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: vollmond

I am Buckhead. And so is my wife.


19 posted on 09/15/2004 2:08:42 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John (http://www.bluestatesforbush.com)
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To: vollmond

No! I'm Buckhead!


20 posted on 09/15/2004 2:08:43 PM PDT by Little Pig
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To: Peach
Disgraceful reporting. This is what the left does -- condemn those who whistleblow on THEM!

He finds it suspicious that these right-wing bloggers (and he figures Buckhead is a plant, because of "how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger") could figure out these documents were frauds. He calls it an "extraordinary, yeah, boggling, knowledge of typewriting arcana". I'm no document expert, nor do I claim to be, but when I looked at the documents, I knew something was hinky, because they were typed in Times New Roman and not Courier. And you only have to remember how tough using a typewriter was back then to find the centering and the lack of errors on the documents unbelievable.

The real story here, and one the author is not interesed in, is that these documents were such obvious forgeries, that bloggers in their pajamas could figure out they were fake, while CBS still claims they're real.

21 posted on 09/15/2004 2:08:44 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: Peach
Disgraceful reporting. This is what the left does -- condemn those who whistleblow on THEM!

He finds it suspicious that these right-wing bloggers (and he figures Buckhead is a plant, because of "how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger") could figure out these documents were frauds. He calls it an "extraordinary, yeah, boggling, knowledge of typewriting arcana". I'm no document expert, nor do I claim to be, but when I looked at the documents, I knew something was hinky, because they were typed in Times New Roman and not Courier. And you only have to remember how tough using a typewriter was back then to find the centering and the lack of errors on the documents unbelievable.

The real story here, and one the author is not interesed in, is that these documents were such obvious forgeries, that bloggers in their pajamas could figure out they were fake, while CBS still claims they're real.

22 posted on 09/15/2004 2:08:49 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago
John Kerry met an enemy like that a long time ago. He did all right, then. He might again.

I don't think they give out purple hearts for getting hurt in a campaign election.

23 posted on 09/15/2004 2:09:04 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: vollmond

No, I am buckhead! The author even mentions the beautiful way I turn a phrase compared to all you semi literate freepers!


24 posted on 09/15/2004 2:09:21 PM PDT by spyone
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I am Buckhead


25 posted on 09/15/2004 2:09:39 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: t_skoz
Buckhead revealed:
26 posted on 09/15/2004 2:10:04 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: NYCVirago
First (leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger),

He's onto us, guys -- if you can spell, you're an RNC plant!

27 posted on 09/15/2004 2:10:12 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: NYCVirago
"(leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger)"!!!!

UNFRIGGIN'BELIEVABLE!
28 posted on 09/15/2004 2:10:16 PM PDT by hawaiian
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The best translation I can make of this mess is that "a 'righty blogger' made an intelligent attack on the CBS story, therefore he must have been prepped." Breathtaking.
29 posted on 09/15/2004 2:10:39 PM PDT by denydenydeny
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First (leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger)

Ah........... Here we go with the liberal condescension again. "Righty blogger?" What kind of term is that? These liberal dorks really need to read more widely and get around more.

The liberal journalists are all such Dorks.

The essence of the problem is much deeper than just the fake documents. It came up quite a few years back during the "culture wars" controversies of NEA funding of trash art and Mapplethorpe photos. The liberal media operates on a different "definition of reality" than normal Americans. The essence of this is that normal Americans are regarded as insane semi-retarded kooks by liberal media elites. This perception makes them think that they can get away with anything, that they can make up the rules then change them whenever they feel like it, as if no one will notice.

Well, they're caught with their pants down on this one. And the CBS circus clowns are going to have a hard time trying to convince people that nothing bizarre happened. They can no longer control the "definition of reality" anymore. Their old monopoly on controlling the news, controlling what people are supposed to imagine as real, is over. Their contempt for the American people is showing. "The Emperor wears no clothes."

Dan Rather is down on all fours barking like a dog and everyone is able to notice. The CBS style of Pravda propaganda, Walter Cronkiteism, is OVER. Their ratings have been going down for years. CBS is ready to be wrapped in mothballs at The Smithsonian. Future generations will gaze in wonder at how absurd it was that Americans ever depended upon a bunch of condescending quiche liberals from New York for news about the world and the rest of reality.

Kenneth doesn't know the frequency anymore. It's time for the men in white coats with the butterfly net to take him away.

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

- Lord Acton

30 posted on 09/15/2004 2:10:41 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: NYCVirago

What they overlook is the wide spectrum of people that FR attracts. Military people, Doctors, Lawyers, Scientists.


I'm just waiting for my expertise to be called upon. Then you'll all know just how smart I am.


31 posted on 09/15/2004 2:10:42 PM PDT by socal_parrot (John Kerry is so 9/10.)
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To: COEXERJ145

No, I am Buckhead!!

No, wait....I am...


32 posted on 09/15/2004 2:10:59 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

Animated overlay image of the forged document with MS-WORD document.

33 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:02 PM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

I am Buckhead.


34 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:03 PM PDT by BBT
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First (leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger), there’s the extraordinary, yeah, boggling, knowledge of typewriting arcana.

Yup. Right wing yokels like us don't know nuthin'.

We caint rite, most uv us'n caint read, and we shore as heck don't know whut a "font" is.

Guess that pruves it. "Buckhead" is Karl Rover, and the forgd docs are a right wing scheme to get Cbs caught in their own panties.

Scuse me. I gotta go shoot me sum poachers on the back 40 with my assualt rifle.

35 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:08 PM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: NYCVirago

Gosh durn! He forgot to mention that Lt. Lloyd Bentson III (son of former Democratic V.P. Candidate) and Cpt. John Connelly III(son of Democratic Texas Governor) were in Bush's unit at the same time frame.


36 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:12 PM PDT by ijcr (Age and treachery will always overcome youth and ability.)
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To: NYCVirago

What a dumbass; anyone who lived through PC revolution (e.g. typed papers in college and then met PCs later) is somewhat conversant with the basics of fonts and the difficulties associated with producing clean doc's off a typewriter. This fiasco is a perfect storm. Probably a young whippersnapper (who never used a typewriter) produced it and an old fogey (who never really used a PC) approved it. Neither knew how obvious it would be to someone who really lived through the WYSIWYG transition.


37 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:12 PM PDT by Rippin
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To: NYCVirago

Oh, my gosh, Mr. Anson is in such agony he can hardly lie! My sympathies, Bobby-boy - your boys at CBS got caught, and that's the bottom line. Put some ice on it.


38 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NYCVirago
The Web site where Buckhead’s posting appeared also happens to be the repository for anti-Jew, anti-Catholic, anti-homosexual, anti-John Kerry rants by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. And whom, you ask, is Dr. Corsi? Co-author of the best-selling Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry, that’s who.

I love reading vitriolic backlash from the leftist media. It only confirms that not only did we hit a nerve, we blew a gaping hole in the aorta.

39 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:29 PM PDT by tdadams (The only lies 'Unfit for Command' contains are the direct quotes of John Kerry)
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To: NYCVirago

bflr


40 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:32 PM PDT by tuesday afternoon (Everything happens for a reason. - 40 and 43)
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To: Cboldt
No, no ... I am Buckhead!
41 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:45 PM PDT by dodger
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To: All

Perhaps he is John Galt.


42 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:46 PM PDT by Hank All-American (Free Men, Free Minds, Free Markets baby!)
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To: NYCVirago
"First (leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger)...."

Elitist Leftist sewage from a dime store scrivener.

43 posted on 09/15/2004 2:11:49 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.©)
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To: sphinx
He's onto us, guys -- if you can spell, you're an RNC plant!

What a condescending jerk this writer is.

44 posted on 09/15/2004 2:12:16 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago

DUN BLATHER's goose is cooked.

HOPEFULLY, SKERRY'S is, too.

Yeah, privilege, rank etc. has long gotten away with far too much. SKERRY IS THE LEAST, LAST

idiot turkey to have ANY right to point

ANY

fingers over that issue.

One would think the DIMRATS would have half the brains God gave a p*ss ant enough to realize that.

Oh, that's right,

they ARE

DIMrats, after all.


45 posted on 09/15/2004 2:12:48 PM PDT by Quix (PLEASE EMAIL ZELL MILLER AND OTHERS INSISTING HE SPEAK OUT LOTS)
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To: denydenydeny

Simple projection. Dan Rather/CBS and USA Today appear to have been prepped by the DNC


46 posted on 09/15/2004 2:13:00 PM PDT by weegee (What's the provenance, Kenneth? Where did the forged SeeBS memo come from?)
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To: NYCVirago
Robert Sam Anson???

Those that can DO. Those that CAN'T get the same job Robert Sam Anson has....

47 posted on 09/15/2004 2:13:02 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Only dummies play poker with George W. Bush.)
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To: rotstan

I am STILL Buckhead!


48 posted on 09/15/2004 2:13:15 PM PDT by canalabamian (Common sense, unfortunately, is not very common)
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To: NYCVirago; Buckhead
Maybe this is Buckhead . . .


49 posted on 09/15/2004 2:13:20 PM PDT by wagglebee (Benedict Arnold was for American independence before he was against it.)
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To: NYCVirago
First (leaving aside how suspiciously well Buckhead puts sentences together for a righty blogger)

Let's just keep them in the dark about righty bloggers.

No wonder Ann Coulter says the Dems are a dying Party.

50 posted on 09/15/2004 2:13:31 PM PDT by Dr.Syn
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