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  •  Burkett wasn't a shill for Rove (none)
    but he was a patsy.

    Rove or his minions could very easily have conned him into accepting those documents as genuine.

    It's far more logical that the documents came from someone wanting to diffuse the TANG story than from someone who wanted to promote it.   The rapidity with which the fighting 101st keyboarders got the story and were able to focus on obsure elements to cast doubt on the memos is more proof.

    The contents of the documents were well verified in other sources.

    •  Sigh. (none)
      "The contents of the documents were well verified in other sources."

      Such as?

      What am I doing on DailyKos? I'm Running for the Right...

      by RFTR on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 10:43:01 AM PST

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      •  Hunter was all over this (none)
        There were, IIRC, four individuals whose statements corrorborated the information contained in those memos. However, their stories and the arc connecting them went largely ignored as a whole new story evolved about "liberal" CBS, Dan Rather, Mary Mapes, and righty bloggers.
        •  Yes (none)
          because once the story broke, far more than merely 4 people, all of them people who knew the involved parties better than any of the 4, came out and said it was BS.

          That's gone largely ignored by the Kossacks.  Nice how people can ignore things they don't want to face, isn't it?

          Oh, and, Dan Rather and Mary Mapes are liberal, in case the scare quotes around the word were meant to extend to them too.  CBS I'm perfectly willing to admit is not, since entities that large generally have trouble coming down as one political persuasion or the other.

          What am I doing on DailyKos? I'm Running for the Right...

          by RFTR on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 11:51:53 AM PST

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