Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Keith Olbermann Spins Right-Wing Dirty Trick Theory Regarding Memos | Main | Why Elect John Kerry if the Next French President Likes America?
September 14, 2004

Must-Read Update From Allah

Just got around to Allah, which was too bad, because had I been there earlier he'd have spared me the effort in taking down Keith Olbermann.

Wait, that requires no effort. Let's move on.

Must read post.

Two big points, with extended articles linked there:

1) According to an anonymous source quoted by Jim Geraghty, CBSNews is now investigating they myriad experts who say these documents are forgeries for, get this, Republican political donations.

I am so angry about this I'm about to explode. As is pointed out on Jim Geraghty's KerrySpot, Ben Barnes, the main on-camera witness for Rather's nearly felonious report, has raised a half-million dollars for Kerry, but apparently that wasn't enough to put his credibility into question.

I am so goddamned sick of the media's baseline assumption that liberals are to be treated as presumptively honorable and honest while conservatives are presumptively dishonorable and dishonest. Liberals can present transparent forgeries and get them on 60 Minutes in just a few weeks of cursory fact-checking; conservatives can present piles and piles of expert and witness evidence and still CBS News searches for our "political agenda."

How about your political agenda, Mr. Rather? You, who appeared at Democratic fundraiser.

2) He also links to an email which seems to come from Bill from INDC's expert, Mr. Bouffard (also known by the liberal media as Mr. Broussard-- but hey, they're the diligent fact-checkers, right?), in which he says:

"Unless someone comes forward with some otherhypothesis, it appears that the memos must be computer generated. i.e.,bogus."

Now, the Boston Globe was eager to quote Mr. Bouffard (a.k.a. Broussard) when he said he couldn't yet be sure the documents were forgeries, but wanted additional time to check other possibilities. (A statement they distorted in order to get the headline they wanted, Authenticity backed on Bush documents, in case you've forgotten.)

So, if the Boston Globe found Mr. Bouffard (nee Broussard, also known as "Mickey the Hat" among grifter-circles) to be a credible witness when his statements could be distorted into supporting the authenticity of the documents, I am 100% confident they'll be willing to print his final evaluation.

Any. Minute. Now.

The epitaph of this story will be: Everything was worse than it seemed, even if you thought it was all pretty shoddy to begin with.

If It's Good for the Goose Update: Jim Garaghty at Kerry Spot, I mean Rather Spot, has decided that if CBS is going to scrutinize document-authentication experts for their political donations, it's only fair to scrutinize CBS employees for theirs.

I don't think you'll be precisely shocked by what he's found.

digg this
posted by Ace at 04:10 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
DB- just DB.: ">Her bold oratory was practically soaring above th ..."

jsg: "Looks like someone from Evergreen State got their ..."

Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b]: "Cleanup on three-seven-zero ..."

hogmartin: "The trolls are filthy rockbiting greasy-faced comm ..."

You know what's funnier than 10 dead jews?: "Jews are only good for shoving in ovens and laughi ..."

CrotchetyOldJarhead: "Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 05, 2020 08 ..."

Chef Miklos: "and BAM! The troll was hammered. Posted by: Crotc ..."

AltonJackson: " a barely perceptible hum & a whiff of ozone... ..."

Skip: "Record time I think ..."

You know what's funnier than 10 dead jews?: "All Jews belong in ovens. Fuck the kikes. Fuck ..."

NaCly Dog: "Time to hike 1.3 miles in the sauna that is sunny ..."

Puddleglum: "[i]356 Stromfronters have to get up early to make ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64