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Toward Identifying The Font Used in The Bush Memos (POOF That they are real....NOT!)
Interactive Media Research Laboratory ^ | Unknown | David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D.

Posted on 09/26/2004 7:20:50 AM PDT by OSHA

The following evidence from a forensic examination of the Bush memos indicates that they were typed on a typewriter:

1. The specific font used is from a typewriter family in common use since 1905 and a typewriter capable of producing the spacing has been available since 1944. 2. The characters “e,” “t,” “s,” and “a” show indications of physical damage and/or wear consistent with a well used typewriter. 3. The characters that are seldom used show no signs of damage or wear. 4. The quality of individual characters is inconsistent throughout the memos beyond expectations from photocopying and/or digitizing but quality is consistent with worn platen and variations in paper quality.

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6. Critical indicators of digital production or cut and paste production are missing.

Implications are that there is nothing in this evidence that would indicate the memos are inauthentic. Furthermore, from the point of view of the physical evidence in the documents (excluding any rhetorical evidence or external evidence, which is not examined in this study) no amount of additional research on the part of CBS would have lead them to exclude the documents from their 60 Minutes report.

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First, The documents are not Times New Roman, or any similar font, nor are they produced with word processing software (or at least, were not printed using contemporary printing technologies). The documents are almost certainly printed using an impact printer (typewriter or daisy wheel) and are not digitally produced for the following three reasons:

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None of the fonts available on the Internet seem to be exact matches, however. It is unlikely that a digital typeface could have produced any of these memos. Specifically, the quality of strike between characters is inconsistent, and the effect caused by photocopying and digitizing are inadequate to explain the differences.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hailey; killian; rathergate
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Lots of material to digest. Tear it up, boys and girls.
1 posted on 09/26/2004 7:20:52 AM PDT by OSHA
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To: OSHA

POOF!


2 posted on 09/26/2004 7:22:28 AM PDT by martin_fierro ('n'at.)
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To: OSHA

This is ridiculous.

I can't believe there are still people out there willing to embarrass themselves so as to destroy a president they can't stand.


3 posted on 09/26/2004 7:23:57 AM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: martin_fierro

With respects to Lanny Davis....


4 posted on 09/26/2004 7:26:29 AM PDT by OSHA (It's a WAR not a wedge issue. They are AMERICAN SOLDIERS not petty pawns.)
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To: OSHA

Not gonna go there, wouldn't be prudent at this juncture. The memos are fake as is the 'story' behind them. To buy into this BS story is only proof that liberals will never stop trying to get someone to believe their LIES!


5 posted on 09/26/2004 7:26:48 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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To: OSHA
Olympia and a an IBM Selectric; those are the two typewrites I believe Marion Carr Knox says she used:

" a mechanical Olympia typewriter and the IBM Selectric "

From: www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2004/cyb20040916.asp

6 posted on 09/26/2004 7:28:12 AM PDT by _Jim ( <--- Ann C. and Rush L. speak on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))
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To: OSHA

Well, how the hell can this guy provide such in-depth analysis of documents that nobody seems to have the originals of?
Another point...this guy's reume shows no signs of any kind of forensic document training. (see link) http://imrl.usu.edu/Hailey/content/topic01.html

So who the hell is David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D.? Looks like he's a glorified art and english prof. Hmmmmmm... the plot thickens...


7 posted on 09/26/2004 7:29:29 AM PDT by tuff_schlitz
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To: Chieftain
The memos are fake as is the 'story' behind them. To buy into this BS story is only proof that liberals will never stop trying to get someone to believe their LIES!

...and make no mistake about this, they are lies, not errors in judgment.
8 posted on 09/26/2004 7:29:41 AM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: _Jim
This guy is obviously angling for som face time on TV. We need to debunk him before he gets there.
9 posted on 09/26/2004 7:29:47 AM PDT by OSHA (It's a WAR not a wedge issue. They are AMERICAN SOLDIERS not petty pawns.)
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To: OSHA
Almost certainly says it all.

Would any so called expert conclude anything definitive from copies?

The reaction of the perpetrators leaves no doubt they didn't trust the authenticity.

10 posted on 09/26/2004 7:29:52 AM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: martin_fierro

This guy stands alone as far as I know in a sea of skeptics amidst powerful pronouncements that these documents are fakes. The statement of Col Walter Staudt alone is powerful, Bill Burkett himself warned that they should be carefully vetted, Gary & Mrs Killian said they were crap, the typist Ms Knox said garbage, Col Hodges said crap, Ghenghis Kahn in Germany said he didn't know squat about them, the term "billets" is Army, not AF and on and on. This PhD is clearly a Kerry Koolaidite.


11 posted on 09/26/2004 7:30:48 AM PDT by Wardawg (Hanoi John Forgery le Kerrie was here.)
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To: OSHA
This guy is obviously angling for som face time on TV.

Yup.

The poor doofus hasn't even seen the overlays that people have created showing how extremely close the forgery matches a creation using MS Word ...

12 posted on 09/26/2004 7:31:34 AM PDT by _Jim ( <--- Ann C. and Rush L. speak on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))
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To: OSHA
OK, these retards just authenticated a photocopy, give them the retards of the year award....
13 posted on 09/26/2004 7:31:42 AM PDT by FesterUSMC
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To: OSHA

Ok, if this is true, then let's see a sampling of some other memos that came from that Guard Unit at the same time. Should be easy enough to do, right?


14 posted on 09/26/2004 7:32:24 AM PDT by tsmith130 ("Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."" - GWB)
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To: OSHA
Proof of the ironic truth that institutions of higher learning are often just hiding places for stupidity.

Truthfully, many of the things the 'expert' outlines are indefensible, even laughable, in the true context of the situation (such as his indepth analysis based on digitized images of documents generations away from the original).

15 posted on 09/26/2004 7:32:30 AM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: _Jim

The only line by line comparison he does was with one that he created on a computer!


16 posted on 09/26/2004 7:33:42 AM PDT by OSHA (It's a WAR not a wedge issue. They are AMERICAN SOLDIERS not petty pawns.)
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To: Freepdonia
Sure do like your screen name. It is absolutely fabulous.
17 posted on 09/26/2004 7:33:51 AM PDT by harpo11 (Go Team BUSH--Bush Doctrine--A Weapon of Mass Terrorist Destruction!)
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To: OSHA
Can this doofus find a memo from that time that came out of that office that looks anything like these "authentic" documents? I thought not.
18 posted on 09/26/2004 7:34:41 AM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: FesterUSMC

Hey that's NOT FAIR! The fact that they are photocopies are part of his proof! LOL


19 posted on 09/26/2004 7:35:26 AM PDT by OSHA (It's a WAR not a wedge issue. They are AMERICAN SOLDIERS not petty pawns.)
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To: harpo11
Sure do like your screen name. It is absolutely fabulous.

Judging by your own screen name, I'm not surprised to read this. :-D
20 posted on 09/26/2004 7:36:24 AM PDT by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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