Origins of a Hoax

Now this is just mean.

Update (1441): Politicalities had the same idea.

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2004, Humor, Science & Technology
James Joyner
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Comments

  1. Tim says:

    Hey, so here’s what I think. The obvious conclusion is that Kerry’s people did the forgery, right? But it’s too obvious, huh? So, next I figure it must be Karl Rove, you know, pulling that same stunt he did with the planted bug in his office back in Texas, right? But Rove’s too smart to do the same thing twice, isn’t he? So, the Kerry people must have done it knowing that the media would bring up the old “bug in the office” thing and make it look like he did it, okay? But Rove knows that story would blow over in, like, two news cycles, right, so he did do it, to make it look like the Kerry people did it to make it look like he did it, follow me?

    Jesus, the fate of the free world is being decided on whether or not some guy in Texas in 1973 had an IBM Selectric? Am I dreaming?

  2. Wizbang says:

    The 10 Spot – [Rathergate Edition]
    Ten quotes (or paraphrased points) from the great big interweb on CBS’s magic memo fiassco… Moxie: “This is even more fun than Sandy Berger’s stuffed pants.” James Joyner: “Now this is just mean.” Kevin Drum: “The sky is not falling”…

  3. Paul says:

    Jesus, the fate of the free world is being decided on whether or not some guy in Texas in 1973 had an IBM Selectric? Am I dreaming?

    LMAO

  4. Memo Redux
    I think that about sums up the current situation. Update: I just stumbled across this. Someone call CBS, I think we have a bigger story for them. Update 2: More successful attempts at humor (hat tip: Outside the Beltway)….

  5. Wizbang . . .
    found the Microsoft Soft Word feature involved in the Rather Hoax. And Politicalities has the more advanced option. Via James….

  6. Attila Girl says:

    This is not a story about the election. This is a story about ABC in general and Dan Rather in particular.