Friday, September 10, 2004

Dan Rather, "What's Microsoft word?"

Dan Rather wears his bias like a worn overcoat just looking to be tossed in the trash. So it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when the CBS newsman allegedly fell for a hoax regarding documents pertaining to President Bush’s service in the National Guard.

The wife and son of the late officer who purportedly wrote the memos questioning Bush's performance challenged their authenticity — as did another officer who served with him, and several document experts.
Maybe CBS should just stick to Big Brother, Survivor and CSI and leave the news reporting to the grownups.
Rather claimed Wednesday on "60 Minutes II" that CBS was told the memos suggesting Bush ignored orders to take a physical came from Jerry Killian's personal files but Gary Killian said his dad didn't regularly bring work home.
The personnel chief in Killian's unit in the 1970s, Rufus Martin, said he thinks Rather fell for a hoax — "They look like forgeries to me. I don't think Killian would do that and I knew him for 17 years."

You can’t blame the guy for trying, during the 80’s you can just hear the distain in his voice when he had to report a positive story regarding our late President Ronald Regan, and now he was duped, he is backpedaling and CBS is standing by its story, as it very well has to.
The authenticity questions erupted on the Internet, starting with Powerlineblog.com, and several experts said the memos are dubious because they look like contemporary, computer documents.
Haa Haa, Dan Rather got punked.

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