What Else Is In Scott's Head?

The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Thursday Musings

My column is out at The Smirking Chimp. If you've already read the column, head on over to The Chimp to read the other articles posted today. There are some great articles. And I have to plug my other home on the World Wide Web, CounterBias. Robert Furs runs CounterBias and is a columnist for the site as well. I can't say enough good things about CounterBias, The Smirking Chimp, and other progressive news outlets on the web. They offer a real alternative to the corporate media machine.

Speaking of big media, CBS News is now dealing with the possibility that the Killian memorandums are forgeries. Last week on Sixty Minutes II, Dan Rather broke the story of a few newly-discovered documents, supposedly written by George W. Bush's Air National Guard squadron commander, that supported claims of George W. Bush skipping out on some of his military obligations. Right after that broadcast, questions were raised about the authenticity of the memorandums, and some document experts believed the documents had been composed on a computer and not on a typewriter. CBS stood behind its story, and Dan Rather, insisting that the documents were genuine. Today, in an interview with the Washington Post, Dan Rather considered the possibility that the documents were forgeries. "If the documents are not what we were led to believe, I'd like to break that story...any time I'm wrong, I want to be right out front and say, 'Folks, this is what went wrong and how it went wrong,'" Rather told the Post.

I'm going to stick with my original prediction: CBS will retract the story. The big question will be, who created the documents? I'm not expecting the news to be good for Kerry's campaign. Stay tuned for more on this breaking story...


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