Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: CBS defense of Rather hints at bigger story (FR and Buckhead mentioned)
Posted on 09/18/2004 7:05:14 AM PDT by badfreeper
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Sorry about the double post. I'm too used to people putting "Steyn" in the article title and I did my FR search based on that.
Don't forget that Ben Barnes is an official of the Kerry/Edwards campaign in TX. This is the most damning allegation about him because it proves that he has motive to lie about Bush.
I think they think they have something. I noticed Susan Ostrich on Fox yesterday. She was quite subdued and almost sounded pro-Bush. I think sumthin's up.
Or have I just missed it somewhere?
Well, now the spin seems to be "The guy who outed the memos as frauds is a Republican, therefore Dan Rather was right."
Goes along the lines of OJ is innocent because Mark Furhman said the "N" word.
Or, the Swifites are liars because they recieved a donation from a Texas Republican."
Well, his sorry butt is fried right now.
My take on this is that Rathergate WAS to be the October surprise, in conjunction with Kitty Kelley's book making charges of cocaine use.
The DNC talking point to accompany this obviously was "Why didn't he take the physical?" repeated ad nauseum. Even poor old Juan Williams was still reciting this talking point the other night.
Another talking point to be used seems to have been that TANG instituted drug testing in the early '70's. Susan Ostrich was reciting this one a few nights ago.
The obvious conclusion that was to be drawn by the hoi polloi was that he didn't take the physical because he was doing drugs.
The damage done to Kerry's poll numbers by the Swift Boat Vets probably caused the October surprise to be hastily moved into September to try to stop the hemmorraging.
Imagine the effect if this had been rolled out at the last minute like the DUI last time. There would be little time to answer.
And certainly CBS didn't expect the forgery to be unraveled in a few hours.
Laughable indeed. Last night on Fox someone said try telling the IRS that your docs are forged but the content is correct and see what happens !
Burkett, the forger
Barnes, the political hack operative
the Biddy , the pool secretary who at first knew nothing but now claims to know everything
the Bit** producer who put this lying, vicious story together to take down a president
Sounds like a good sitcom.
SL, have you checked on the little kittens?
The documents are fake. Therefore there is no question for the President to answer.
In my company bonuses are awarded for high production numbers. It is not unknown for a supervisor to try to pad their numbers a little to get the bonus. When the padding is discovered the question becomes not, "How did the get such wonderful production numbers?" but "How did this fraud manage to get past the system?" and "Who should be fired?"
Same here. Those questions are now See-BS!'s to answer.
How did the fraud slip by your filters?
Who gets fired?
Only if Rather is so absolutely dominant at CBS News that the whole organization has the Jim Jones syndrome. That's the only scenario I can think of that doesn't involve CBS at least aiding and abetting a felony.
The only reasonable conclusion is that the source -- or trail of sources -- is even more incriminating than the fake documents.
That is EXACTLY the reason why CBS won't reveal their sources. This tells me that the entire operation may have been pre-approved by high-level operatives in both the Democratic National Committee and Senator Kerry's campaign office with a willing accomplice in Dan Rather (who has a personal vendetta against the Bush family); once we find out the truth it will be pretty much "game, set and match" for the Kerry campaign.
"For business reasons, I must preserve the outward sign of sanity."
It depends on what they mean by "private". I have private files which I keep at the company. They do not go into the public filing and storage. They are mine. Things I did and why it was done that way. Backup in case about 5 years down the road a question is raised.
When I leave the company they will either be destroyed or left with the company. I certainly will not be taking them home with me.
And then there are my personal private files that belong to me and that are not part of company records. Those I will take.
Kind of like "Four Weddings and a Funeral" the Funeral is for CBS and big 'we are God, we will tell you what to think" MSM.
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