Skip to comments.Bloggers Run Rings Around The Partisan, Lazy Old Media
Posted on 09/10/2004 7:27:13 AM PDT by CHAROM
CBS News is a partisan political mouthpiece for the Democratic Party, much like PRAVADA was for the old Soviet State.
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Heh heh heh...
Yes, I can.......hold on.
thanks. looking to create a timeline to settle the question and keep adding details as they arrise. it is a fair bit of effort for those of us that weren't on the first threads.
i think the timeline is fascinating just for comparison to how things may have happened 4, 10, 15 years ago, etc.
Yes, we were.
Read the entire first thread.......you'll soon see how many questioned it.
Hold on.........that timeline is out of order.
I'll repost the correct one in a minute!
There is so much information OUT THERE, I decided to put up the OFFICIAL version, rather than let bloggers misconstrue what actually happened.
I put this thread up for the 60 Minutes show.
Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes) at 7:39:18 PM EDT.
At 8:19:00 PM EDT TankerKC posted this:
They are not in the style that we used when I came in to the USAF. They looked like the style and format we started using about 12 years ago (1992). Our signature blocks were left justified, now they are rigth of center...like the ones they just showed.
Can we get a copy of those memos?
Can some of you guys in the later time zones WATCH this interview and get a GOOD LOOK at those docuemtns.....how they were typed, where the signature was.....that kind of thing?
A screen grab would be great!
Who else does screen captures?
That thread continued along for a bit with people commenting on the documents and the show.
Then CBS put the documents up on their web site:
HERE THEY ARE:
Scroll down on the left!!!!!!
Then Pikamax put up this thread:
To which Buckhead posted the shot heard round the world:
Howlin, every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman.
In 1972 people used typewriters for this sort of thing, and typewriters used monospaced fonts.
The use of proportionally spaced fonts did not come into common use for office memos until the introduction of laser printers, word processing software, and personal computers. They were not widespread until the mid to late 90's. Before then, you needed typesetting equipment, and that wasn't used for personal memos to file. Even the Wang systems that were dominant in the mid 80's used monospaced fonts.
I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old.
This should be pursued aggressively.
After all the questions that arose from everybody on the forum, I put this thread up:
As Buckhead said on another thread, many, many Freepers were involved.
Thanks for that official timeline, Howlin. Excellent work as usual! (Wow, you're fast!)
thanks so much. (you 'mis-pasted' the '47' comment but i understand the timeline.)
Check again......I recorrected the timeline later on down the thread........
I was already working on it for backhoe's thread........LOL.
Here is what I have compiled based on everyone's help:
(times in EDT)
Live 60 Minutes thread ('Howlin'):
Validity questioned due to formatting by 'TankerKC'
Suggestion to check a gov typewriter of the era by 'Texasforever'
Validity questioned due to "they were typed" by 'armybratproud'
'Howlin' asks for help to get a better look
Documents posted to CBS website
NYT article thread started by 'Pikamax'
First post questioning documents due to type/font by 'buckhead'
Offical "Documents" thread created
Powerline provides an extensive analysis
Thread referencing Powerline on FR
That looks right to me.
Thanks for the ping!
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