Skip to comments.Casting Further Doubt: CBS News Ignored Concerns About Disputed Bush Military Records
Posted on 09/14/2004 6:04:20 PM PDT by ambrose
Casting Further Doubt Document Analysts: CBS News Ignored Concerns About Disputed Bush Military Records
By Brian Ross
Sept. 14, 2004 Since the CBS News program 60 Minutes II filed a report on President Bush's record in the National Guard during the Vietnam War, citing documents allegedly written by Bush's squadron commander, the authenticity of the documents has been widely questioned.
Two of the document experts hired by CBS News now say the network ignored concerns they raised prior to the broadcast of 60 Minutes II about the disputed National Guard records attributed to Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, who died in 1984. Emily Will, a veteran document examiner from North Carolina, told ABC News she saw problems right away with the one document CBS hired her to check the weekend before the broadcast.
"I found five significant differences in the questioned handwriting, and I found problems with the printing itself as to whether it could have been produced by a typewriter," she said.
Will says she sent the CBS producer an e-mail message about her concerns and strongly urged the network the night before the broadcast not to use the documents.
"I told them that all the questions I was asking them on Tuesday night, they were going to be asked by hundreds of other document examiners on Thursday if they ran that story," Will said.
But the documents became a key part of the 60 Minutes II broadcast questioning President Bush's National Guard service in 1972. CBS made no mention that any expert disputed the authenticity.
"I did not feel that they wanted to investigate it very deeply," Will told ABC News.
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This could get better than jello wrestling.
There's not a single source that backs up CBS. Not one.
Half a league, half a league, half a league onward
Into the blogosphere of death rode the Old Media...
Why don't cannibals eat clowns?
Because they taste funny.
That's what I keep thinking about what this has done to Old Media and Democrats.
The secretary's memories of what Killian thought seem to get more vivid with each successive interview:
Killian's former secretary, Marian Carr Knox, told ABC News she believes the documents are fake, but that they do reflect some of what her former boss thought of then-Lt. George W. Bush.
"He did have complaints about Bush. Bush missed his physical and went off to Alabama with none of the paperwork, I remember Killian talking about that," Knox said. "But it wasn't in memo file."
I could see ol' Sam Kinison doing just that!
Dan - Dan
He's our Man
If he can't be Biased,
For some reason, I read that line and all I can think about it Ben Stiller in the movie Dodgeball...
Nobody makes me bleed my own blood!
Got dang it someone named "Begala" keeps out bidding me....
I would think Dan Rather would give a fellow "newsman" like Begala first shot.
Oh I see, so Killian's alleged complaints have gone from disobeying a direct order and using his Poppy to go over his ahead to...
creating a paperwork headache!
His family has a different recollection. Check for his wife and checkmate for his son.
The comet that killed the dinosaur media is called Free Republic. LOL
"THERE"S NO F**KING FOOD IN THE DESERT!!! AARRGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!"
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