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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Forgery

I haven't made any comments yet about the CBS 60 Minutes story that presented what appear to be forged documents about George W. Bush's Vietnam-era service. I have been waiting for the dust to settle where it may. But I have been trying to keep an open mind about it all. Were the documents really forged? If so, by whom and for what purpose? Why, if they were, was the forger so stupid as to use a computer to generate them and why not use a font that would emulate a common typewriter? Could the forger have been that stupid?
But all this does is it raises the question of whether the forger was smart enough to want the documents to appear forged, wanted the forgeries detected? And that raises the question about why CBS didn't detect the possibility of forgery. Nothing about this story seems to make any sense to me other than the obvious results. This story has defused the debate about Bush's service records during the Vietnam era. That's the only obvious result of this whole mess. This whole debate that arose from the movie Fahrenheit 9/11 and then blew up as apparent backlash for the swift boat veterans against Kerry smear has been diverted to a debate about the credibility of CBS News and Dan Rather.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you have no record to run on, you have to keep public attention diverted, which I think is the entire purpose behind it.

Dacia

11:41 PM, September 22, 2004  

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