September 10, 2004

Oh bliss, for former woes, a thousandfold repaid...

animated GIF of forged TANG documents
Animated GIF thanks to Jeremy Chrysler. As you doubtless know, it shows the "1973" doccument superimposed with one whipped-up yesterday using MS Word and the MS TrueType font Times New Roman. And, for contrast, here are a couple of items from


For the record, CBS News stands by the thoroughness and accuracy of the 60 MINUTES report this Wednesday on President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard. This report was not based solely on recovered documents, but rather on a preponderance of evidence, including documents that were provided by unimpeachable sources, interviews with former Texas National Guard officials and individuals who worked closely back in the early 1970s with Colonel Jerry Killian and were well acquainted with his procedures, his character and his thinking. In addition, the documents are backed up not only by independent handwriting and forensic document experts but by sources familiar with their content. Contrary to some rumors, no internal investigation is underway at CBS News nor is one planned. We have complete confidence in our reporting and will continue to pursue the story.[link]

And what does the big buffoon himself say???
RATHER: I know that this story is true. I believe that the witnesses and the documents are authentic. We wouldn't have gone to air if they would not have been. There isn't going to be -- there's no -- what you're saying apology?
QUESTION: Apology or any kind of retraction or...
RATHER: Not even discussed, nor should it be. I want to make clear to you, I want to make clear to you if I have not made clear to you, that this story is true, and that more important questions than how we got the story, which is where those who don't like the story like to put the emphasis, the more important question is what are the answers to the questions raised in the story, which I just gave you earlier....
Yeah, keep denying it. You know the "story is true," because you have the innate truth-sense of you superior beings of the press. Mere facts are unimportant compared to the gut-knowledge of the Great Man of TV. Ha. The longer you twist in the wind, the longer I get to enjoy this.

Posted by John Weidner at September 10, 2004 1:29 PM
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