Skip to comments.Little Green Footballs - The Hailey Report is Back, Just in Time (Rathergate Document Dump FRI?)
Posted on 12/09/2004 10:09:32 AM PST by weegee
Rumor has it that the results of the investigation into CBS Memogate are going to be released tomorrow.
And in a rather ... uh ... curious coincidence, Dr. David Hailey, the Utah State professor who is desperately, quixotically trying to prove the CBS memos are real, has released what he claims as the final version of his shoddy, laughable "analysis". And I'm sure you won't be shocked at all to discover that his conclusion is ... the documents were typed. On a magical typewriter that somehow produced an exact duplicate of a Microsoft Word document, down to the spacing, line breaks, and tab stops ... in 1972.
Hailey produced neither the actual typewriter, nor any actual typewritten documents proving his case. Instead, he used a computer to create his examples, by cutting and pasting sections from different fonts, and moving them around letter by letter to get a close match. In the original version of his report, you could actually see the crude cut and paste job in one example; that example has now been removed.
Read it for yourself. Hailey's report is here. (PDF file.)
Would it be overly cynical to suggest that we shouldn't be surprised at all to see this mendacious analysis cited in the CBS investigation?
Wizbang has a post this morning pointing out the numerous flaws, questionable conclusions, and bogus methodology in the report.
But for the really crushing refutation, see the peer review done by Dr. Joseph M. Newcomer - a real typography expert -who flays Hailey's work down to the bone: The Hailey Connection.
The fix is in, folks, and the whitewash is on the way.
UPDATE at 12/9/04 7:58:33 am:
Dr. David Hailey, by the way, donated money to the John F. Kerry campaign: Donor name: Hailey. (Hat tip: Jeremy.)
I think this is great. They more they try and get away with this nonsense, the more irrelevant they become. More and more people are using the internet and talk radio as their priary source of information. This kind of thing will just hasten the process.
Here we go! Friday afternoon CBS document dump..
So, let's see. Somebody jumped thorugh all these hoops in order to create a document that could be discredited.
Stick a fork in them, they are done.
I only want to ensure that high school history textbooks TELL the story of the media bias that turned the Vietnam War, turned the Iraq War, and tried to oust a President (yet again).
I don't get it?..LGF is saying that the CBS investigation will use this already discredited analysis of the memos to exonerate Rather for being duped? That's hard to believe...
I clicked the link. The report is 29 pages long and for some reason isnt working properly on my machine. Does this guy at any time in the report name a specific typewriter that could have produced the documents? And does he actually call it a "magic typewriter" ala "magic bullet"?
Maybe Captain Dan will lead his broadcast Friday with the breaking news of the forged documents story.
I don't believe the release date.
It think they'll wait until christmas or new year's eve so that as few people as possible will be watching the news.
I love that graphic. Were I a billionaire, I would buy ad time and air it nightly wherever I could air it...
Crushing refutation is right. Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark...
If Saturday Night Live were not a Rats nest of Kerry supporters, it would have been a fake ad there.
I watched a rerun of an "election" era episode last weekend. They put all sorts of liberal propaganda out there as they put words in Bush's mouth (as well as Tony Blair's).
So many DNC talking points, so little humor. Especially "after the fact".
Good satire has basis in reality. Something the left doesn't understand.
I felt Nixon was tarred and feathered unjustifiably (particularly by CBS) and on balance was a good president. He certainly was not a hollow suit like Clinton. Nixon did much good, opening China etc.
Yes...He was paranoid....Yes...he lied about the break-in which he did not instigate and had alot of personality problems. But he didn't cater to the media and the Hollywood degenerates like so many democrates such as Kerry, Hillary etc.
So what was his crime? The American people have all been made to think of him as a horrible human being because of the traitorous media.
Ping for later study.
Thank you but I just copy the good ones. It was created by someone else!
I just hope everyone who sees it e-mails it to their children, friends, and relatives. I have waited many years for CBS to get caught with their pants down.What slime!!!!
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