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  •  The Friday after the Rather article (4.00)
    Gannon clued Hannity into the identity of the person who got the National Guard memos.  How did Gannon know?

    I recount it here

    And Here's the freeper link.

    The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use JFK

    by Responsible on Wed Feb 09, 2005 at 12:48:11 PM PST

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    •  Interesting strategery (4.00)
      Hire and plant pseudo-journalists, give them opposition research, talking points, and other RF materials to, in turn, give to favored MSM -- who can report it on-air with some confidence because they know it comes directly from the WH.  The favored MSM are immunized to charges of direct collaboration with WH, and can simply say "other news organizations are reporting this and we have confirmed..."

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      I also wanted to point to a post from MyDD, in which Gannon alleges sources inside CBS told him Mapes used forged documents on the Texas Air National Guard story.  Because that story was almost certainly managed by Rove, perhaps the CBS thread will help lead to higher levels.

      http://www.mydd.com/story/2005/2/9/162337/8422

      and the Gannon story

      http://www.theweekly.com/news/2004/September/17/Rathergate.html

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