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Posted: 9/15/2004 2:33:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:36:41 PM EST
To quote a term that many younger ones here may not recoginze:

"Non-denial denial"
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:36:55 PM EST
Half-assed, fingers-crossed-behind-their-back clarification...not an apology or retraction of any kind.

Nice try.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:38:31 PM EST
The scumbags.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:38:32 PM EST
Translation: 72 hours is not enough time to grow some balls
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:40:26 PM EST
Translation: We think we can find a face saving way out of this mess, given enough time.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:42:09 PM EST
Good old SeeBS. I hope Rather enjoys ruining their credibility (again). Not that they have had any in the last 35 years or so...
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:42:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:43:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:46:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 2:49:31 PM EST by SANGUINE]
So now it is ok to not only rewrite history but to rewrite it in a forgery.

Real smart. I will no longer watch CBS programming. The more the media pisses me off the more time I have to do constructive things. Like build no-ban assault weapons!



Edited to add: I will miss CSI
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:47:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 2:48:46 PM EST by Cincinnatus]
"...in a position to know..."???

EITHER THEY ARE REAL OR THEY ARE FORGERIES.

PERIOD!


They are actually going to try this.
They are actually going to try to claim that because some of the CONTENT mimics the truth, that it doesn't matter that the documents are forgeries!
They think people are claiming that their story that the documents support is false. They don't even realize that no one cares. That the real story is now "WHO forged the documents?"!
They are actually THAT CLUELESS.

They are acting more like a political campaign than a news organization.


Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:49:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
the phrase "fucking morons" comes to mind...



Naw, even a "fucking moron" would have figured it out by now
Considering their stand I think "lying bastards" fits well.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:49:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Note his use of the word 'accurate' rather than 'authentic.'

I think they are going to go with the line that Col. Killian's secretary gave them - 'the memos are forgeries but they reflect the thinking at the time.'

These well-educated, snobbish a-holes had 72 hours to come forward with a sound statement....and they couldn't even spell the word 'corroborating' correctly?

What a piece of work they must be, eh?

Eric The(BetterEducated,ItSeems)Hun



Their 1970's era typewriter didn't have spell check, that was an upgrade
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:49:33 PM EST
MEMORANDUM


TO: My Beloved Wife

FROM: Your Doting Husband

RE: Various Issues
__________________________________________________________

It has come to my attention that you have become suspicious and at times tearful over the occurence and/or non-occurrence of certain events deemed pertinent to our marital relationship. It is time for me to clear the air.

The following facts are acknowledged:

1. Garbage that should have been taken out was not taken out;
2. Events (anniversaries, birthdays, et c.) which should have been commemorated were not commemorated;
3. Women other than yourself have been fucked;
4. Jewelry was purchased for women other than yourself;
5. Money was spent at titty bars and casinos.

Disturbing as these facts may seem, it is important that they be examined and understood in context. Please rest assured that I will diligently pursue the context in which these acts and omissions were incubated, because it may be that while their substance is true, they are contextually false and therefore of no legitimate concern to you. Efforts will be unceasing; analysis will be searching; and I will return a final report which will justify your continued trust. I can say this: I believe very strongly that you have no cause for alarm or concern.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:50:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
They are acting more like a political campaign than a news organization.


...And *that* is the last word on this issue.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:52:28 PM EST
... CBS = the National Enquirer of the airwaves
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:56:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Inatree:

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
the phrase "fucking morons" comes to mind...



Naw, even a "fucking moron" would have figured it out by now
Considering their stand I think "lying bastards" fits well.



+1
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:57:46 PM EST
I honestly think they are hoping the devastation of Ivan will make this go away....and it might.
I am praying for all those in the path of this monster.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:59:04 PM EST
I just responded to the CBS website using the "feedback" option at the bottom of the page.

"Because of the lack of integrity on your part regarding the George Bush service record memos. I will no longer be watching any CBS programming."

"Forgeries are forgeries you idiots."
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:59:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 2:59:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:04:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
MEMORANDUM


TO: My Beloved Wife

FROM: Your Doting Husband

RE: Various Issues
__________________________________________________________

It has come to my attention that you have become suspicious and at times tearful over the occurence and/or non-occurrence of certain events deemed pertinent to our marital relationship. It is time for me to clear the air.

The following facts are acknowledged:

1. Garbage that should have been taken out was not taken out;
2. Events (anniversaries, birthdays, et c.) which should have been commemorated were not commemorated;
3. Women other than yourself have been fucked;
4. Jewelry was purchased for women other than yourself;
5. Money was spent at titty bars and casinos.

Disturbing as these facts may seem, it is important that they be examined and understood in context. Please rest assured that I will diligently pursue the context in which these acts and omissions were incubated, because it may be that while their substance is true, they are contextually false and therefore of no legitimate concern to you. Efforts will be unceasing; analysis will be searching; and I will return a final report which will justify your continued trust. I can say this: I believe very strongly that you have no cause for alarm or concern.



Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:11:31 PM EST
Here's a fitting word:



ASSCLOWNS!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:20:18 PM EST
This is HILARIOUS!

They're bullet-hosing themselves in both left feet.

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 3:44:44 PM EST

Statement by the President of CBS News, Andrew Heyward:

"We established to our satisfaction that the memos were accurate or we would not have put them on television. There was a great deal of coroborating [sic] evidence from people in a position to know. Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing."



Obfuscation courtesy of the "Klinton Guide to Parsing & Double-Speak" quick-reference manual.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:01:32 PM EST
Boycott CBS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:21:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:39:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 4:41:24 PM EST by Aahhyes68]
You guy's are all F'd up.......



What is reported on TV and what you read on the internet is most certainly TRUE !!!! right?

After all, "they" can't lie/distort information with all those people watching/reading.... right?


WTF, Why does EVERYTHING have to be distorted for one slant or the other ......

What ever happened to the TRUTH of anything news related ????

igiveup



Link Posted: 9/15/2004 4:43:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
MEMORANDUM


TO: My Beloved Wife

FROM: Your Doting Husband

RE: Various Issues
__________________________________________________________

It has come to my attention that you have become suspicious and at times tearful over the occurence and/or non-occurrence of certain events deemed pertinent to our marital relationship. It is time for me to clear the air.

The following facts are acknowledged:

1. Garbage that should have been taken out was not taken out;
2. Events (anniversaries, birthdays, et c.) which should have been commemorated were not commemorated;
3. Women other than yourself have been fucked;
4. Jewelry was purchased for women other than yourself;
5. Money was spent at titty bars and casinos.

Disturbing as these facts may seem, it is important that they be examined and understood in context. Please rest assured that I will diligently pursue the context in which these acts and omissions were incubated, because it may be that while their substance is true, they are contextually false and therefore of no legitimate concern to you. Efforts will be unceasing; analysis will be searching; and I will return a final report which will justify your continued trust. I can say this: I believe very strongly that you have no cause for alarm or concern.





Link Posted: 9/15/2004 5:10:35 PM EST

The Washington Post has run an article which practically humiliates CBS and Dan Rather. It begins with a repudiation of the Killian memos by the 60 Minutes chief document expert, Marcel Matley. The Post then pronounces on the documents themselves: they are fake.

A detailed comparison by The Washington Post of memos obtained by CBS News with authenticated documents on Bush's National Guard service reveals dozens of inconsistencies, ranging from conflicting military terminology to different word-processing techniques.

The analysis shows that half a dozen Killian memos released earlier by the military were written with a standard typewriter using different formatting techniques from those characteristic of computer-generated documents. CBS's Killian memos bear numerous signs that are more consistent with modern-day word-processing programs, particularly Microsoft Word.

It continues unmercifully by citing the evidence of electronic typesetting expert Joseph M. Newcomer who declares "I am personally 100 percent sure that they are fake". The Washington Post goes on to detail numerous factual and formatting errors in the CBS documents, mentioning among other things, word processing characteristics, wrong addresses, styles, inconsistencies in dates before introducing the additional repudiation of key 60 Minutes source Bobby Hodges. Deserted by its original document expert, CBS is then reported to rely on a new consultant called Bill Glennon who says 'IBM electric typewriters in use in 1972 could produce superscripts and proportional spacing similar to those used in the disputed documents' before admitting that he was 'not a document expert, could not vouch for the memos' authenticity and only examined them online because CBS did not give him copies when asked to visit the network's offices.' To set against poor Mr. Glennon, the Post enters the contradictory testimony of the Adobe Company into the lists.

Thomas Phinney, program manager for fonts for the Adobe company in Seattle, which helped to develop the modern Times New Roman font, disputed Glennon's statement to CBS. He said "fairly extensive testing" had convinced him that the fonts and formatting used in the CBS documents could not have been produced by the most sophisticated IBM typewriters in use in 1972, including the Selectric and the Executive. He said the two systems used fonts of different widths.

It is an unmerciful public flogging; the kind one would not wish upon a donkey. Whether or not Stanley Kurtz's theory (see the previous post) is correct, it is hard to see how CBS can maintain their story a single day longer.



# posted by wretchard : 3:35 AM 34 comments

Link Posted: 9/15/2004 5:18:48 PM EST
I didn't expect anything more than that. Baghdad Dan.



"Lying is forbidden in Iraq at CBS. President Saddam Hussein Dan RAthER will tolerate nothing but truthfulness as he is a man of great honor and integrity. Everyone is encouraged to speak freely of the truths evidenced in their eyes and hearts."

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