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Don’t ease off on CBS now

We’re eyeball to eyeball and the other fellow just blinked. — Dean Rusk Hugh Hewitt spent a good part of the day (and all of his radio show) prodding conservative bloggers and asking why we haven’t made a bigger fuss over the CBS News report on Rathergate. If you read through Hugh’s blog entries today, […]

Rathergate roundups

Power Line finally breaks its silence on the CBS Report here. An excerpt:

CBS Report dances around the obvious

I keep picking out interesting nuggets from the CBS Report, starting with page 14:

Rathergate report is out, sort of

CBS has finally posted a PDF copy of their report on the now-infamous 60 Minutes II segment where they tried to pass off forged memos as real, only to have the blogosphere expose their anti-Bush agenda masquerading as “news.” So far the report has no appendices. Appendices and exhibits here. — UPDATE: CBS fired Mary […]

Where’d all the moonbats go?

Whatever happened to the breathless coverage of important news stories like the tons of missing ammo in Iraq? George Bush’s AWOL escapades and the documents that proved it? Karl Rove’s leaking of an undercover CIA operative’s name for political advantage? The Bush Administration’s reckless indifference to Richard Clarke’s prescient warnings about the imminent danger of […]

Good advice from a liberal

Paul Demko has a suggestion for his fellow lefty bloggers.

Faxed CBS memos traced to Kinko’s in Abilene

Backcountry Conservative does his usual bang-up job of rounding up scattered links to breaking news, this time on the origin of the forged Killian memos faxed to CBS and Dan Rather. — UPDATE (11:42 PM): Kevin McCullogh is digging into the Kinko’s angle.

CBS dives into school of blogging piranhas

Here’s Drudge’s copy of the longer CBS News statement released this evening concerning the obviously forged Killian memos. Watch how quickly the blogosphere dissects and debunks this one. If you thought the first assault on the forgeries was fast, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. — UPDATE (8:41 PM): It begins. — UPDATE (8:54 PM): How’s […] is your one-stop shop for news about self-immolating network anchors.  "It’s just a flesh wound!CBS stands by its story." Hat tip: Wizbang

I concede

This is the definitive forgery funnies roundup.

Forgery funnies

Right Wing News has “The Memo George Bush Doesn’t Want You To See” The Commissar has proof that Kerry was in Cambodia. ScrappleFace unearths more evidence of Bush perfidy. Wizbang cribs a photoshopped Dan Rather from Minion of the Great Satan (for the original Baghdad Bob … a.k.a. “Comical Ali” … see here). Also see […]

Dan Rather chooses scorched earth

CBS and Dan Rather stand by their crumbling story, while Captain’s Quarters recaps the latest developments in the CBS forged memos scandal, and includes a handy 9-point list of discrepancies in the documents. It ain’t all in the superscript, folks. Meanwhile Power Line gathers several mainstream media stories to paint a picture of Gunga Dan […]

When you’re in a hole, Dan …

… stop digging. I’ve just gotta laugh.

Can they really be that stupid?

Captain Ed, the skipper at Captain’s Quarters, comments on a story from The Washington Prowler which supposedly alleges that 60 Minutes got the faked Killian memos from the Kerry campaign. I say “supposedly” because at the moment the Prowler page is inaccessible. From Captain Ed: But the Kerry campaign has it even worse. Thanks to […]

Gerry Canavan says he’ll eat his hat …

… if the CBS memos have been forged, and I’m going to hold him to it.

Who forged the Killian memos?

Wizbang asks “whodunnit“? The Commisar has a candidate. — UPDATE: Michelle Malkin thinks journalists’ obligation to protect anonymous sources ought to evaporate if the sources lie.

Let the lefty moonbattery begin

Atrios never met a strawman he didn’t like, Josh Marshall goes on a superscript “th” hunt, Kevin Drum takes CBS at its word (then hedges), and Kos thinks that the “memos” must be real because the White House simply gave reporters copies of what it received from 60 Minutes. Even more hilariously, the commenters on […]

Folded: CBS’s trump card

Captain’s Quarters shuts off another avenue of escape for CBS and its “secret memos” by Lt Col Killian: The [Washington] Post even forced CBS to reveal that the documents were “authenticated” via a phone conversation with retired Major General Bobby W. Hodges, Killian’s superior:   A senior CBS official, who asked not to be named […]

Kudos to Buckhead

I tip my hat to Buckhead, a poster at who appears to be the first person to notice that the 60 Minutes II “memos” incriminating Texas ANG Lieutenant George W. Bush … are fakes. Buckhead lit the fuse and the detonation began at Power Line. It continues to ripple outward. Nice work! He may […]