September 12, 2004

New expert calls memos "forgery"
Posted by McQ

Via BeldarBlog:

Quoting Dr. Joseph M. Newcomer, a PhD from Carnegie Mellon Univ. with 40 years in Computer Science to include vast experience in fonts, typefaces, etc:

... I am not a fan of George Bush. But I am even less a fan of attempts to commit fraud, and particularly by a complete and utter failure of those we entrust to ensure that if the news is at least accurate. I know it is asking far too much to expect the news to be unbiased. But the people involved should not actually lie to us, or promulgate lies created by hoaxers, through their own incompetence.

There has been a lot of activity on the Internet recently concerning the forged CBS documents. I do not even dignify this statement with the traditional weasel-word "alleged," because it takes approximately 30 seconds for anyone who is knowledgeable in the history of electronic document production to recognize this whole collection is certainly a forgery, and approximately five minutes to prove to anyone technically competent that the documents are a forgery.

I love it. He refuses to dignify the forgeries with "the traditional weasel-word 'alleged'."

Heh ... strong statement to follow.

You'll find Dr. Newcomer's destruction of CBS's memos here. Worth the read.

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And yet, even though these documents are forged and everyone knows it, the DNC is launching an offensive on the Bush Nat'l Guard service.

Amazing.

Amazing idiocy, that is.

Posted by: shark at September 12, 2004 08:25 PM

you wingnut kooks are about to get a reality check: The American public doesn't give a shit about kerning! They know Bush is a liar an that's that. even if the memos are "fake" (which I doubt) it doesn't hide the fact they should still be told Bush is a big liar, cause he is. We should be talking about issues, but Bush lies and continues to lie and he must be stopped.

Posted by: Bush Still Lied! at September 12, 2004 10:14 PM

Go take a look at the polls.

Nuff said.

Cretin

Posted by: shark at September 12, 2004 10:30 PM

I admit it. Oliver Willis is my butt boy. I've been kerning him since he joined Media Matters.

Alas, how will I live with the horror, the HORROR....

Posted by: atrios at September 12, 2004 10:59 PM

Wow, I can't believe the evidence and logical reasoning presented, I'm astounded.
"Butt boys" and "Bush lies". "Believe me because I say so!". And here I was, thinking these to be forgeries, but now, I am, totally convinced they are authentic!

Wow!

Clue to the 'left' - no, we're not stupid, no, we're not sheep, and finally, one of the basic rules of trying to convince someone that your side is right is NOT to instantly call the other side idiots because they don't "automagically" agree with you.

Now, shoo until you can come up with something more substantive and reasonable than "he lied even if the documents are fake", and "TMI about Atrios".

Posted by: looker at September 13, 2004 08:11 AM

To Bush Still Lied!. Infantile logic you have my child! Grow up! Get real! Think twice before you write! And please stay off the KoolAid.

Posted by: particle at September 13, 2004 08:26 AM