Skip to comments.Bloggers' counter-revolution [Buckhead and Free Republic credited]
Posted on 01/14/2005 2:30:43 AM PST by Jim Robinson
What's the newest word getting into the dictionary for the new year? Miriam Webster's editors announce it is "blog" defined as "a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer."
So hoist a glass to toast perhaps the most famous "blogger" of 2004 a brilliant Atlanta lawyer nicknamed "Buckhead." He's the pajama-clad fellow, along with a follow-up host of other Internet truth seekers, who struck a telling blow at anchor Dan Rather and his CBS TV "60 Minutes II" by quickly analyzing and questioning the proportionally spaced fonts used in the so-called National Guard records of George W. Bush.
"Buckhead" who's real name is Harry MacDougal spends many a wee hour on his computer surfing the "blogosphere." The Georgian first challenged CBS in a posting on the FreeRepublic.com Web site. "I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old," he wrote barely four hours after Mr. Rather's Sept. 8 show unveiled its "scoop." Within minutes, other bloggers were using their Internet superhighway to further analyze the typefaces not known to have been used in 1972 typewriters to reinforce my friend's suspicions and to tweak aggressive news outlets into doing some investigative reporting.
A few days later, as establishment media experts were finally weighing in against a smug and defiant Mr. Rather (who apologized 14 days later), one exultant FreeRepublic.com groupie declared in a succinct posting: "Buckhead for the U.S. Supreme Court."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
You must feel like a proud parent when you read articles like this one.
I love it.
I want so more of it
Wow, I knew this site was special years go. There really are some very smart people here. I love learning and sharing. Thanks again to Jim Robinson.
Figured this was worth repeating.
Kudos to JimRob, Buckhead, and all of US, every last keyboard commando out here in blogger land that pass the info along! We have the enemy on the run!
Another famous freeper. Kewl
I have seen Freepers utterly deconstruct fatuous New York Times editorials within 18 minutes of their electronic publication. Howard Freeman has run up the white flag. We are indeed winning -for now and until some issue comes along which will enable the MSM to rationalize another jihad.
Great article, best so far. But i had thought Buckheads post was only about 20 minutes after the show aired, not four hours.
Bottom line-- congratulations Jim ;-).
Some well deserved recognition! Thanks, Jim, for providing the place where history was made!!!
Imagine what you have done on a shoestring budget compared to this:
January 20 is going to be a fabulous day...Thank you for all you've done to help make this happen.
If memory serves, there was some confusion involving time zones and such. In fact I recall several conspiracy theory threads over at DUh (I'm sorry but Shadenfruede with DUhers as the subject is a guilty pleasure of mine.) where they tried to show Buckhead posted BEFORE the piece even aired. Someone finally figured out the time zone thing and then the threads got really weird.
Kudos, Buckhead!!! And, FreeRepublic!
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