Monday, September 20, 2004
The Real Forger
For some reason, when Dan Rather headed off to Dallas, I was reminded of his linguistic flair with armadillos ... and ... O.J. heading off to a golf course in Florida to find "the real killer". Whatever D.R.'s shortcomings, however, he's just a little biased. OK, maybe not just a little biased, but he's certainly not a psychopathic cold blooded killer. His child like dig at FOX News was certainly unseemly but it's no real surprise to see the NYT report that:
"Mr. Rather interviewed Mr. Burkett on camera this weekend, and several people close to the reporting process said his answers to Mr. Rather's questions led officials to conclude that their initial confidence that the memos had come from Mr. Killian's own files was not warranted.".
WOW! D.R. is really on his way to breaking this story now! Hold the Presses! 60 Minutes has another blockbuster on the way!
Seriously. They actually pay these people? money? as in commonly exchanged US legal tender? and Hanoi John French Kerry is worried about outsourcing of jobs here in America?
CBS should have - long ago - outsourced its entire fact checking & production staff. And MSM has the audacity to treat the internet blogosphere as a bunch of rank & file Pajamahadeen idiots?
Otherwise interesting is CBS emphasis on point from Newsweek:
Yesterday, Emily J. Will, a document specialist who inspected the records for CBS News and said last week that she had raised concerns about their authenticity with CBS News producers, confirmed a report in Newsweek that a producer had told her that the source of the documents said they had been obtained anonymously and through the mail.
never forgetting, of course, while the documents may (sic) be forgeries, the thrust of D.R.'s 60 Minutes tallest of tall tales shall never be challenged!
UPDATE: As anticipated, statement released by CBS today acknowledging the forgery of the documents but continuing the cover-up & criminality behind the story & continuing the fraud that their story is still true.