Playing the Indian Card

Saturday, September 11, 2004

The Bush Killian Memos

CBS's defense seems weak.

CBS’s expert relied heavily on the signatures, and declared them real. But CBS itself says he was working from photocopies. Could anyone tell the difference between a twice-photocopied and a once-photocopied signature on a photocopied document? The thing could have been cut and pasted, or digitally lifted, from elsewhere. What about the typsecript?

The CBS defense of their story ends: “If any definitive evidence to the contrary of our story is found, we will report it.”

That seems to mean it is true unless proven false. And this is the tone throughout. They are setting themselves an extremely low bar. Is this really their standard on other stories: they report anything that might be true, as true?

I can't wait for their update on the Loch Ness monster.

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