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"Buckhead," who said CBS memos were forged, is a GOP-linked attorney
Seattle Times ^ | 09/18/04 | Peter Wallsten Peter Wallsten

Posted on 09/19/2004 9:17:14 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton

Edited on 09/19/2004 9:39:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON — It was the first public allegation that CBS News used forged memos in its report questioning President Bush's National Guard service — a highly technical explanation posted within hours of airtime citing proportional spacing and font styles.

But it did not come from an expert in typography or typewriter history as some first thought. Instead, it was the work of Harry MacDougald, an Atlanta lawyer with strong ties to conservative Republican causes and who helped draft the petition urging the Arkansas Supreme Court to disbar President Clinton after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Los Angeles Times has found.


TOPICS: Free Republic; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloggers; buckhead; forgeries; friendsofbuckhead; gobuckhead; kerrylies; memos; pajamahadeen; pajamaratti; seebs; weareallbuckhead
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1 posted on 09/19/2004 9:17:14 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton
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To: Buckhead

You're in the news again!


2 posted on 09/19/2004 9:17:53 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Oh my gosh. How many "newspapers" are going to write about this?


3 posted on 09/19/2004 9:18:34 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Andy from Beaverton

OMG! A Republican attorney! It should be against the law...Dan Rather is now vindicated....sarcasm


4 posted on 09/19/2004 9:18:35 PM PDT by spyone
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To: Andy from Beaverton

You know what? So what if Buckhead was GWB.

It still stands the the documents are forgeries!


5 posted on 09/19/2004 9:18:44 PM PDT by BookaT (My Cat's Breath smells like Cat Food!)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Poor Buckhead....how on earth did they get his name and town??? Stay safe!


6 posted on 09/19/2004 9:18:45 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Andy from Beaverton
A simple search would have found the original thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1219355/posts

7 posted on 09/19/2004 9:19:19 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Andy from Beaverton

A pat on the back for Buckhead - keep your powder dry!


8 posted on 09/19/2004 9:20:28 PM PDT by dandelion (http://johnkerryquestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
OTOH, the LA Times is a Dem-linked newspaper.

And Dan Rather is a Dem-linked anchorman. Even speaks at Dem fundraisers.

9 posted on 09/19/2004 9:20:41 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Cultural Jihad

round two .... this is a prize fight ......


10 posted on 09/19/2004 9:20:44 PM PDT by Gibtx (focus.........)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

By Peter Wallsten Los Angeles Times

Uh even when in other paper- this may need to be excerpted.


11 posted on 09/19/2004 9:21:12 PM PDT by Mark (Treason doth never prosper, for if it prosper, NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

My god. Someone was exercising free-speech rights while Republican.


12 posted on 09/19/2004 9:21:17 PM PDT by Tax Government (Wage unrelenting economic war on the illiterate, stupid lying bastards at CBS.)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

A Republican activist on FreeRepublic?!! How did that happen?!!


13 posted on 09/19/2004 9:21:28 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
"Buckhead," who said CBS memos were forged, is a GOP-linked attorney

So???

Oh I forgot if you can't refute the message, attack the messenger. Typical for the Rat population.
14 posted on 09/19/2004 9:21:28 PM PDT by glaseatr (God Bless, My Nephew, SGT Adam Estep 2nd Bat, 5th Cav reg died Thursday April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

He helped draft the Arkansas petition...

Cool. I am honored to FRequent the same info site that he does.

Buckhead.....you are the man!


15 posted on 09/19/2004 9:22:11 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud (all)
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To: spyone
OMG! A Free republic have Republicans and even worst, conservatives!
16 posted on 09/19/2004 9:22:13 PM PDT by COURAGE (A charter member of the Grim FReeper Club)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Somehow, in their little twisted brains, they must think it proves Rove leaked the memos.

Other than that, I don't understand all the hub-bub that a conservative Republican is posting on a conservative Republican board.


17 posted on 09/19/2004 9:22:31 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Andy from Beaverton
When they don't like the message, they try to


18 posted on 09/19/2004 9:22:40 PM PDT by kesg
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To: Andy from Beaverton

PING!


19 posted on 09/19/2004 9:23:17 PM PDT by jjames001 (Hillary...? Hitler...? Hitlery...? sKerry is a perfect leader for the DemonRats, fits right in!)
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to hell with the liberals.

It's time for an ANN COULTER pic !!!

20 posted on 09/19/2004 9:23:20 PM PDT by kingattax (The Lead Dog always has the best view)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
..........a highly technical explanation posted within hours of airtime citing proportional spacing and font styles.

"highly technical" ?????

It seems that Peter Wallsten, cub reporter, is too young to have ever typed on a monospace typewriter.

21 posted on 09/19/2004 9:23:30 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Gibtx

Well, that changes everything!
Now that Buckhead is a "GOP linked attorney", the forged documents are now magically authentic.


22 posted on 09/19/2004 9:23:33 PM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: Andy from Beaverton

"Buckhead," who said CBS memos were forged, is a GOP-linked attorney

Perhaps the demo-people would feel better if Buckhead was just an elderly gentleman and his wife, traveling in their car in Florida on a trip to see their grandchildren, and just happened to have their laptop in an active wireless zone, and picked up the freerepublic vibrations. They would listen in....etc etc.


23 posted on 09/19/2004 9:23:41 PM PDT by Dat Mon (clever tagline under construction)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
All FReepers should follow my example and create a profile that hides their real identity. I describe myself as a lesbian midget piano tuner who lives in Bangor Maine on an armadillo ranch.
24 posted on 09/19/2004 9:24:24 PM PDT by bayourod (Kerry would avenge the murder of my family by terrorists. Bush would prevent the murders.)
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To: spyone
OMG! A Republican attorney!

On a conservative website, no less! OMG it's a conspiracy!

This has to be quite possibly the silliest story I've heard out of Memogate yet. A member of FR, a *gasp* Republican? Who'd have thunk it?

Sheesh. I get better investigative reporting from my four year old who tells me what's going on with my ex wife.

25 posted on 09/19/2004 9:24:48 PM PDT by Terabitten (Live as a bastion of freedom and democracy in the midst of the heart of darkness.)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
When are they going to disclose how Buckhead got CBS to put the "forged documents" on the net, so he could discover the discrepancies?

lol, these guys are such idiots. I can't even believe they are trying to place the blame on Buckhead because he's a Republican.
26 posted on 09/19/2004 9:24:57 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Why is this "news"? Not your posting, but the search for the man who first noticed the forgeries and his background?

It certainly seems the press is trying to bring back the "Rove planted these forgeries" argument...though as we've seen before by those floating the Rove conspiracy theory, the Seattle Times isn't completely willing to acknowledge teh documents are fakes either. Talk about hedging your bets.


27 posted on 09/19/2004 9:25:09 PM PDT by swilhelm73 ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things" -- Dan Rather)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
a highly technical explanation

What a crock. This lie is being repeated enough that it's becoming accepted as full-blown truth. Did the reporter even read Buckhead's posting?

28 posted on 09/19/2004 9:25:45 PM PDT by TenaciousZ
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Funny how libs are doing a public service when they uncover something; but conservatives MUST have some hidden, insidious agenda. That's basically the impression I have gotten over the coverage.


29 posted on 09/19/2004 9:26:29 PM PDT by edpc
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To: Andy from Beaverton

He could be (just to coin an extreme example) a bestialist who rides from sheepfold to sheepfold to rustle his conquests, and that still wouldn't make
overcopied, crumpled-up Microsoft Word documents into genuine Vietnam-era military memoranda. As the old Texas news hack would say, "with respect, deal with the facts".


30 posted on 09/19/2004 9:27:03 PM PDT by RichInOC (CBS News-Yes, We Really Do Think You're That Stupid.)
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To: kingattax
Does Ann wear jammies when she lurks or posts here. Inquiring minds would fantasize to know.
31 posted on 09/19/2004 9:27:04 PM PDT by Dat Mon (clever tagline under construction)
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To: bayourod

rofl!


32 posted on 09/19/2004 9:27:36 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Father in Heaven, take command of America and her Mission, her leaders, her people, and her troops!)
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To: bayourod

LOL!


33 posted on 09/19/2004 9:28:19 PM PDT by jjames001 (Hillary...? Hitler...? Hitlery...? sKerry is a perfect leader for the DemonRats, fits right in!)
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To: bayourod
All FReepers should follow my example and create a profile that hides their real identity. I describe myself as a lesbian midget piano tuner who lives in Bangor Maine on an armadillo ranch.

Well, let me just say I am from Texas originally though I live in NY now, and my daughter is active in state politics. I'm well known in media circles, and I unfortunately was just caught passing forged documents off as the real thing in order to bring down a sitting president.

Hope that doesn't give away my rather private identity.
34 posted on 09/19/2004 9:28:32 PM PDT by swilhelm73 ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things" -- Dan Rather)
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To: bayourod

Ya mean that ones already taken!!??


35 posted on 09/19/2004 9:28:47 PM PDT by Dat Mon (clever tagline under construction)
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To: bayourod

you better change that..everyone knows all the armadillo

ranches are in Vermont.


36 posted on 09/19/2004 9:29:04 PM PDT by kingattax (The Lead Dog always has the best view)
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To: swilhelm73
How hilarious..........watching these people trying to scramble is just funny.

Darn, Buckhead........I'm still waiting for the pic of you in your fuzzy slippers.

Now that would be newsworthy. Heehee.

37 posted on 09/19/2004 9:30:49 PM PDT by Shortstop7
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To: Howlin

ping


38 posted on 09/19/2004 9:32:31 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Comrade Hillary - 6/28/04)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
"I Am Buckhead": Newspaper Exposes Blog Folk Hero


Now, he will be demanding his own parking space at FR.

lol.
39 posted on 09/19/2004 9:32:37 PM PDT by TomGuy (His VN crumbling, he says 'move on'. So now, John Kerry is running on Bob KerrEy's Senate record.)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

It looks like Buckhead did not recieve this memo:

dated
August 28/04

No Gop lawyers will be allowed to question the authenicity of any documents,(forged or not) which are part of CBS 60 Minutes programing.

signed
DR


40 posted on 09/19/2004 9:33:09 PM PDT by woofie (This document was generated in 2004 by a computer)
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To: Dat Mon

is Ann a babe or what ?


41 posted on 09/19/2004 9:33:21 PM PDT by kingattax (The Lead Dog always has the best view)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Nobody can expect CBS to present any kind of credible interpretation of facts on its own, ever again. CBS is oblivious to truth, and incapable of acknowledging or countering rational arguments made against the CBS docs.

When individuals act this way, we say they are habitual liars and criminals. And when pubic corporation act this way, we say they are thoroughly corrupt, unqualified to be listed on major stock exchanges, and not suitable to hold licenses to a shared public resource, the airwaves.


42 posted on 09/19/2004 9:33:48 PM PDT by Tax Government (Wage unrelenting economic war on the illiterate, stupid lying bastards at CBS.)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
The network also has sought to counter the arguments by referring to a typewriting script distributor, who says the typing style in the memos has been available since 1931.

Wrong, cub reporter.

Times New Roman was available since the 1930's as a typesetting font used by the Times of London. It was not until 1980 that Times New Roman was licensed as a word processor font and available as a typing font.

If you do not know the difference between a typesetting font and a font available on a typewriter, cub reporter, ask the Editor of the Seattle Times to arrange a little lecture for you by the guys who run the printing presses that print The Seattle Times.

When an Internet poster who is a physician by profession knows more about printing technology than a reporter for the Seattle Times, it illustrates the abysmal ignorance of those who now work for the news media.

43 posted on 09/19/2004 9:35:05 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Do you know - I found out Dan Rather has held Democrat fundraisers, the lawyer for Burkett is a democrat hoping to run for Supreme Court in Texas, Dan Rather's daughter is in the Texas Democrats and hopes to run for mayor.

Also realized that Burkett has the cell phone number of Max Cleveland, had contacted the DNC, NY Times, and other "friendly" Bush-haters to try and ruin Bush.

I also found out that CBS is a free network site for DNC propaganda. Now we are investigating how far back this has been going on and how many more "fake" documents have been used to support their "news".


44 posted on 09/19/2004 9:35:13 PM PDT by ClancyJ (Vote for President Bush - For our grandchildren. Democrats are not to be trusted with our country)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Yo, Peter Wallsten. How much effort did the LA Times put into identifying Buckhead as compared to the identity of the person who created the forged documents?


45 posted on 09/19/2004 9:35:27 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

This must be the billionth legacy media outlet to run this
non story.

So why are they doing it?

To intimidate FR users, bloggers and other pajamahadeen.

They don't want you digging in their dirt or even
expressing your opinion.

So you do need to decide whether to change IDs often,
keep your posts free of personal info, or just not
care that the darksiders might try to out you.


46 posted on 09/19/2004 9:38:07 PM PDT by Boundless
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To: NavySEAL F-16

LOL Buckhead could be a purple Liertarian, and the documents would be just as fraudulent! Earth to Dan Rather....!


47 posted on 09/19/2004 9:39:24 PM PDT by Libertina (Thank God we have President Bush in the White House.)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
"Buckhead," a blogger...

Good for Buckhead and all the other who dissected this fraud. Though I feel for him now. I am sure every RAT weasel and their vermin infested friends are targeting him now.

And FR is not a Blog! It's a forum. Sick of reading that. These MSM idiots don't even know what they're writing about.


48 posted on 09/19/2004 9:41:54 PM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: Andy from Beaverton

It's absolutely amazing! An ATTORNEY? A REPUBLICAN? It just CANT be true! Somebody call Dan Rather!


49 posted on 09/19/2004 9:42:59 PM PDT by Just Lori (CBS: Turn out the lights. The party's over.)
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To: bayourod

sounds sexy


50 posted on 09/19/2004 9:43:18 PM PDT by modest proposal
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