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Monday, January 10, 2005  


While the panel said it was not prepared to brand the Killian documents as an outright forgery, it raised serious questions about their authenticity and the way CBS News handled them.

The panel called Mapes’ action a “clear conflict of interest that created the appearance of political bias.”

Four heads roll (five if you include Dapper Dan's retirement), and yet the investigating panel can't bring itself to conclude the documents were actual, no doubt about it, plain as day, anyone with a brain can see forgeries. That's "courage" for you.

Mary Mapes gave the event only an "appearance" of a political agenda in a hot contest in the last weeks (and it was only her who did so).

Give it to the panel for CBS, they sure don't pull any punches.


The report continually uses the word "attack". These are quotes from two pages 153-154.

"the ferocity of the assaults on the documents"

"The attacks on the September 8 Segment began virtually immediately."

"This was followed on the morning of September 9 by further attacks, mostly by bloggers with a conservative agenda,"

"the onslaught of attacks"

"The initial attacks"

"The attacks on the September 8 Segment continued"

"In response to these growing attacks,"

They use the word "challenge" once, "questioned the authenticity" once, and the word "critics" once. But "attacks" 6 times with "assault" once.

Isn't it incredible that they should view the challenge to obviously fraudulent documents as attacks from conservative bloggers with an agenda?

posted by Mark Butterworth | 9:10 AM |