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September 10, 2004

But What If They Had Been Good Forgeries?

The Fat Guy quotes Arguing with Signposts asking, "How ironic would it be that the entire presidential election could turn on MS Word's maddening Auto-Correct feature?"

And I guess that is a little chuckle-worthy.

Except it's really not.

The mainstream liberal media will print very dubious-looking documents from highly-sketchy people shopped to them by very-dodgy Democratic operatives pretty much whenever they get them.

There is no fact-checking for anti-Republican hit pieces.

This particular forgery got exposed because it was sooooo amateurishly and ineptly done. Only because this forgery was so laughably bad did it get discovered.

But imagine if it had been a better job. And imagine if it had been something really damning about Bush. Still 100% false, and still coming from shady characters and the slimy undergrowth of the DNC, but competently-crafted forgeries.

The mainstream media would be running with the story. They would be running it 24/7. It's would be the focus of every press conference; it would be mentioned every night on the news, even via strained connections to reports having little to do with the "scandal" (as echoes of Abu Ghraib were seen by the press in practically every other political story).

We got lucky on this one guys. True, we had guys like Bill from INDC and LGF and the Powerline guys and those first Freepers who asked questions doing a man's job. But we were lucky that these "documents" were so transparently fraudulent.

The media has claimed the SwiftVets are lying, despite the fact that there's no evidence of that.

And yet this crap? These laughable foreries? They run with it.

Even today.

One of the top stories on Yahoo? This:

Questions Raised About Bush Guard Service

Fri Sep 10, 1:01 AM ET

By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON - New documents unearthed in the midst of the presidential campaign fill in some blanks but raise other questions about the sometimes mysterious and spotty story of President Bush (news - web sites)'s military service during Vietnam when he won a coveted spot in the Texas Air National Guard and avoided the war.

Do tell, Terence.

Reviving issues that have shadowed his political career, the documents show Bush ignored a direct order from a superior officer and lost his status as a Texas Air National Guard pilot more than three decades ago because he failed to meet military performance standards and undergo a required physical examination.

They do?

But the authenticity of the memos was questioned Thursday by the son of the late officer who reportedly wrote them. One of the writer's fellow officers and a document expert also said Thursday the documents appear to be forgeries.

Still, the documents marked the second time in days the White House had to backtrack from assertions that all of Bush's records had been released....

Wh-wh-wha...?

What?

What the fuck?

What the fucking fuck?

You just said that experts said they appeared to be forgeries, and now you question why these documents hadn't been released?

Ummm... because they were forgeries?

Does. That. Even. Register?

They also raised the specter that Bush sought favors from higher-ups and that the commander of the Texas Air National Guard wanted to "sugar coat" Bush's record after he was suspended from flying.

Ummm... except, of course, that the documents in question are forgeries.

That minor quibble aside-- yes, the documents do raise this "specter."

...

Kerry, campaigning in Iowa, refused to talk Thursday about the new Bush documents. "That's for the White House to answer," he said in an Associated Press interview. Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said, "I think you absolutely are seeing a coordinated attack by John Kerry and his surrogates on the president."

Yet, it was the White House β€” not Kerry's campaign β€” that distributed four memos from 1972 and 1973 from Lt. Col. Jerry Killian...

Uhhh, the White House "distributed" the faxed documents it got from CBS.

But we now know the Kerry campaign was the actual supplier of the documents to CBS.

But this guy attempts to deflects all blame from Kerry. Why, the White House had the documents! That's proof that they didn't originally come from Kerry, right?

Look at this cocksucker go.

... now deceased, who was the commander of the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Houston where Bush served. The White House obtained the memos from CBS News, which said it was convinced of their authenticity, and the White House did not question their accuracy. There was no explanation why the Pentagon (news - web sites) was unable to find the documents on its own.

Ummmm... again, maybe the Pentagon was "unable to find the documents" because, well, see, they're forgeries.

I don't think they have a special records room for forgeries, Terence.

....

Now-- if that's the sort of tale Terence writes after the documents have been proven forgeries, imagine what they'd do in the absence of such smoking-gun evidence of fraud.

Our foe is implacable, ruthless, relentless, and without shame or remorse. We got lucky yesterday, gentlemen-- but the vicious sheep that are the liberal media aren't surrendering just yet.


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