September 12, 2004

Rathergate dreams...

GETTING CAUGHT UP [Jonah Goldberg] I don't like to exaggerate, but the forgery story is the greatest story since Noah got all those animals on a boat. [link]
Yeah. You know, people used to be Watergate junkies, back in 1973. They had to have the morning papers, to savor every new bit of evidence that came out.

Rathergate has much the same flavor. The steady drip drip drip of new evidence emerging. The stonewalling, the non-denial denials, the retreats to new holding points. CBS hasn't started retreating yet, but they will, they will...

The big similarity is the gathering suspicion that they wouldn't put so much energy and credibility into a such a dubious cover-up, unless something BIG was at stake. The mind whirls...did McAuliffe forget to wear gloves? Were the "experts" who authenticated the docs for CBS maybe actually Mr Rather's pancreas, spleen, and intestines? ("Gut feelings," if you didn't get it)

And it's all happening in Internet Time! "Steady drip drip drip" means something new every half-hour. Our new Nixon could be taking that last helicopter ride in a week or two. Wild.

Posted by John Weidner at September 12, 2004 1:44 PM
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