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September 21, 2004

Fisking Rathergate Fallacies

Rathergate.com knocks down some of the most persistent fallacies associated with the scandalous treatment of the non-scandal.

One bit the writer misses: The media keeps referring to Ms. Knox as Killian's secretary. She's nothing of the sort. She was a pool secretary, used by all the officers on the base, and without any special relationship with Killian, nor with any special insight into his thinking. The notion that Killian was sharing the contents of his "secret personal files" with some nobody from the secretarial pool is just silly.

Further, the media likes to ignore the opinion of Killian's son, as if the son wouldn't know what the father were thinking. But Killian's son was actually in the TANG serving under his father, and was a near-contemporary of Bush's.

The media can hardly claim that Killian's son, a fellow officer, had no insight into Killian's thinking while some rabidly-partisan old hen from the secretary pool was Killian's very special secret confidante.

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