Thursday, September 23, 2004
Hitchens: Rathergate documents are FABRICATED (not "forged")
Christopher Hitchens, this evening, makes an important point about the purported documents portrayed by CBS are FABRICATED - not "forged"; the distinction is critical; forgery implies the falsification of something real. In the case of the purported documents, however, they are FABRICATED to reflect something which is / was NOT REAL. Hitchens further notes that CBS is, in fact, falling back to a position in which they're claiming the documents were forged ie the thrust of their content is true.