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Blogger Who Faulted CBS Documents Is Conservative Activist (L.A Times RATS out Buckhead!)
L.A Times ^

Posted on 09/17/2004 3:55:38 PM PDT by Redcoat LI

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 W. MacDougald, an Atlanta lawyer with strong ties to conservative Republican causes who helped draft the petition urging the Arkansas Supreme Court to disbar President Clinton after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Times has found.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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To: Deb

It's on their website.


61 posted on 09/17/2004 4:06:41 PM PDT by Redcoat LI ("I am the great and powerful Kerry! Look at my medals!")
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To: Redcoat LI
The implication is that perhaps the memos were a "plant" by the RNC or Rove. To buy off on this silly notion, one must completely forget that CBS ignored their own experts and published the document over the expert warnings.

Occam's razor says that simple explanations are usually the correct one. Which is simpler: That the RNC or Rove based the entire gimmick on the idea that CBS would not vet the memo and run it no matter what anyone said, or that the note was handed to CBS by a partisan Hack who thought there would be no way anyone could discover the truth. Simple risk analysis makes it pretty plain that the cost to payoff ratio would be way too high given the dynamics of the race at that time.

The MSM just does not seem to get it...
62 posted on 09/17/2004 4:07:16 PM PDT by Truth Table
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To: Redcoat LI
This isn't looking good, why would a conservative be posting on FreeRepublic?
63 posted on 09/17/2004 4:07:19 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Redcoat LI; Buckhead

Jinkies! The jig is up! Blast those meddlin FRammies!


64 posted on 09/17/2004 4:07:56 PM PDT by Maigrey (Member of the semi-naked blogger Political Operative Brigade. To H#ll with pajamas!)
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To: Redcoat LI

It's great to see conservatives taking the gloves off and firing back. It was so dispiriting in past elections to see our side flail away and go meekly into the night. This election is proving to be different than in the past. It's usually the Dems who control the political debate and dominate the GOP. Now the shoe's on the other foot, and it's driving them absolutely nuts. I guess conservatives have finally learned how to play hardball in the game of presidential politics.


65 posted on 09/17/2004 4:08:02 PM PDT by midftfan
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To: Redcoat LI

Gee...Buckhead waited for someone at DU or from the Kerry campaign to dig right in and prove those memos were frauds, but AMAZINGLY they just seemed to show no interest in doing it. [sheesh]


66 posted on 09/17/2004 4:08:03 PM PDT by Route66 (America's Mainstreet)
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To: Redcoat LI

Gasp...a conserative you say! And he's an activist. Double gasp!


67 posted on 09/17/2004 4:08:21 PM PDT by Drango (What's the Font, Kenneth?)
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To: Redcoat LI

Hmmmm. Maybe it will be in tomorrow's paper...where no one will see it.


68 posted on 09/17/2004 4:08:23 PM PDT by Deb (A Democrat Stole My Sweater!!!)
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To: P-Marlowe

You mean Buckhead didn't like Clinton? Now isn't that a surprise-not! What did they expect, a democrat? Mrs PD


69 posted on 09/17/2004 4:08:30 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: fso301

Conservatives on Free Republic, Human sacrifice, dogs and cats, living together... mass hysteria!


70 posted on 09/17/2004 4:08:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Redcoat LI
And your point is?

So9

72 posted on 09/17/2004 4:09:02 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (We are the Hegemon. We can do anything we damned well please.)
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To: Redcoat LI; Buckhead
If the MSM spent as much time and effort into trying to figure out who forged the documents as they did in trying to figure out who it was the figured out that the documents were forged, they would have found the culprit last week. Instead they spend all this time and effort working out clues to Buckhead's identity.

Typical.

73 posted on 09/17/2004 4:09:14 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: NavySEAL F-16
What I am amazed about is that the LAT absolutely sees no bias in their headline

Great point. How classic of LA Times to broadcast their liberalism with that headline...Nevermind cBS & memogate, let's talk about those conservatives.

74 posted on 09/17/2004 4:09:20 PM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: Smogger

Yeah, and if you remember, the scum over at D.U was trying to figure out who he was.


75 posted on 09/17/2004 4:09:30 PM PDT by Redcoat LI ("I am the great and powerful Kerry! Look at my medals!")
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To: Crazieman

Wow! Imagine a conservative hanging out on a conservative bulletin board. What an amazing revelation, the LA times is just brilliant. Why tomorrow they will probably tell that the sun will rise....


76 posted on 09/17/2004 4:09:50 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: Redcoat LI
From the article: Buckhead:

'"Freepers collectively possess more analytical horsepower than the entire news division at CBS," he wrote in an e-mail, using the slang term for users of the freerepublic site.'

77 posted on 09/17/2004 4:09:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: counterpunch
Thanks. Pass it around.
78 posted on 09/17/2004 4:10:09 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.)
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To: Smogger

What the hell!?! I registered here at Freerepublic almost two weeks ago and I haven’t got one single call from Carl Rove or anybody at the right wing conspiracy headquarters. I am really starting to feel left out… are ya’ll sure ya’ll wrote my number down right???


79 posted on 09/17/2004 4:10:22 PM PDT by txroadkill (The hamster was TRYING TO DIE)
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To: Redcoat LI

Anyone realize that the LA Times just spent enormous manpower reading years worth of Buckhead's posts to determine if he's some sort of sinister Rovian(tm) plot, rather than investigate the legitimacy of the memos as a physical entity.


80 posted on 09/17/2004 4:10:43 PM PDT by Crazieman (Hanoi John Effin Kerry. War Criminal. Traitor. Democrat.)
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