September 09, 2004

Embarrassing Documents

They were supposed to embarrass Bush, but instead...

When I told Emrack how the forgeries were produced, all my son had to say was "Lazy F***s!"

I'm inclined to suspect that whoever produced the memos was not lazy, but deliberate. If Karl Rove really is an evil mastermind, this was a perfect rope-a-dope. The fact that it is trivially easy to prove the documents are bogus makes believing them as informative about your true nature as buying a "surplus" (wink wink nudge nudge) DVD player off the back of the truck and finding a brick when you open the box.

The other interesting detail about this story is that while the certified forensic document examiners are cautiously expressing doubt and searching their references to confirm that no suitable typewriter existed, the amateurs simply generate proof.

Update: In related news, Oliver Willis assures us that there is no liberal media bias.

Posted by triticale at September 9, 2004 10:21 PM
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