The Plot Thickens

As the day goes on, more and more compelling evidence is being collected to prove that the memos featured in 60 Minutes were forgeries. Here is more from Rather Biased.

The question I have is whether CBS intentionally used the forgeries or was Dan Rather duped. Rather, regardless of our personal feelings, is a, well, rather smart fellow. We also know he is strongly liberal and a Democratic supporter. So, did Dan Rather allow himself to be used by the Democrats to slam Bush with fraudulent data?

I think the answer is more likely that Rather already has a dislike for Bush and a preconceived idea of who Bush is and was. These documents just ratified Dan Rather’s view and so he treated them less skeptically than he should have. Whether it was intentional or not, it was still sloppy.

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