Skip to comments."I Am Buckhead": Newspaper Exposes Blog Folk Hero
Posted on 09/19/2004 9:21:37 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton
I Am Buckhead": Newspaper Exposes Blog Folk Hero
By E & P Staff
Published: September 18, 2004
NEW YORK It was the scoop of the day in the presidential campaign (which tells you something): The Los Angeles Times found Buckhead.
The paper reports that it has solved the mystery of who exactly posted the very first (and in some minds, very suspicious) blog blast at the credibility of the "60 Minutes" Killian memos. But as the Times put it, "it did not come from an expert in typography or typewriter history as some first thought."
Buckhead, as he was known at the Free Republic site, has been unmasked as Harry MacDougald, an Atlanta lawyer with strong ties to conservative Republican causes. He even helped draft the petition urging the Arkansas Supreme Court to disbar President Clinton after the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
His identity, the Times says, "is likely to fuel speculation among Democrats that the efforts to discredit the CBS memos were engineered by Republicans eager to undermine reports that Bush received preferential treatment in the National Guard more than 30 years ago." GOP officials have denied this.
Reached by telephone by the Times on Friday, MacDougald, 46, confirmed that he is Buckhead but declined to answer questions.
MacDougald, a lawyer in Atlanta, is affiliated with two prominent conservative legal groups, the Federalist Society and the Southeastern Legal Foundation, where he serves on the legal advisory board.
Suspicions that MacDougald may have been tipped off have arisen because his quick comments on typography seemed to go far beyond his reputed expertise. He wrote that the memos purportedly written in the early 1970s by the late Lt. Col Jerry B. Killian were "in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman....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," MacDougald wrote. "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."
Found another. I think you're famous or is that infamous?
Yes Buckhead is obviously part of Karl Rove secret service, planting forged documents to make CBS and the democrats look bad.
There's quite a few articles here slamming us bloggers for people to post : http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&ncl=http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002039080_buckhead18.html&start=30&sa=N
I don't want the media to know this but I think Bush is the best man in the race for president and I'm going to vote for him. I need everyone to keep this a secret because the MSM might unmask me as a (GASP) Republican.
This doesn't even make sense. Eager to undermine reports? THE REPORTS ARE NOT TRUE. YOU CANNOT UNDERMINE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT TRUE. What is so hard to understand about that.
Have you seen this?
Of course he's smart and observant. He's a FReeper. That doesn't make him a conspirator.
The Left just doesn't want to get it. THEY'RE the ones cooking up phony documents. THEY'RE the ones with the conspiracy. THEY'RE the ones who resort to lies, deception, forgery and media manipulation because they're bereft of ideas.
And somehow WE are to blame when we catch them being stupid and sloppy?
Tipped off??? About what? Is this tantamount to an admission that the documents were forgeries?
If so, how much effort has this paper put into exposing the identity of Buckhead as compared to the identity of the creator of the forged documents?
No bias here, nope! The efforts to discredit weren't based on the fact that the memos were obvious forgeries, but rather, simply because Buckhead works in cahoots with eeeeeevil Republican operatives.
Never mind the nature of the charges, dear LA Slimes reader, nor the weight of the evidence supporting those charges ... instead, simply worry your little liberal heads about the identity and affiliations of the exposer. Yes - shoot the messenger, and ignore or downplay the message.
How could we help but catch SOME of the fraud, corruption and lies of the democrats - afterall, there is so much of it some of it is bound to come to light.
"McDougald, is that you? Great job on the disbarment brief. Listen, we have another job for you to do for us. See, we slipped a forged copy of an authentic memo by George's commanding officer to the DNC, and they gave it to CBS. Now, we need you to expose it. So, go back in time to 1998, join FreeRepublic, and post there until this day comes around again, so you can build up a history there. Then, right after the 60 minutes show is over, make sure to point out that the memos are forged, they are typed on a word processor that didn't exist in 1972."
"What's that Buckhead? No, you can't go back in time to 1972 and take the physical for the President, but I like your thinking. Now, get out there and do your job!"
Rather interviewed Burkett this weekend.
Just watch...They will attempt to say this is where they got the documents..or that this is proof that Rove is behind it.
Never mind that CBS aired the Secretary of Killian that said the documents are forgeries.
Never mind that Staudt had retired a year earlier..
Never mind that CBS's own experts warned them that the documents were frauds...
CBS does not let the truth get in the way af their Stalinist propoganda.
Ohhh-kayyy. Just for the sake of argument let's say this was a diabolical plot engineered by Republicans. That begs the question: Why is Dan Rather protecting the identity of this wascawwy Wepubwican?
Congratulations Buckhead. Your name will be the first mentioned in the encyclopedia under blogosphere. You put this whole idea on the map with your observation, skepticism and courage to follow your instinct. Way to go.
Buckhead has not been "exposed." All that has happened is that the media slime has uncovered his identity. That being said, he has done work that media slime are too lazy and I must happily add, incompetent to do. The only thing being "exposed" is the usual media pack mentality that seeks to attack someone who has done a good job, and coincidentally happens to be Republican. So y'all MSM whores can shove it.
Who gives a Rat's ass who the memos were discredited by? The fact that they were indeed discredited is what's meaningful here.
Try as they may, the Dems will never be able to divert the main focus of this story.
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