Fake But Accurate: Delusional Dan Rather Still Believes Forged Documents Were Real

Posted by on Feb 08, 2013 at 11:50 am

Dan Rather, the punch-drunk Mountain Rivera of journalism.

Number 1 – the facts of case are not in dispute.

Number 2 – no one had ever established that the documents were forged (those who attack them argued that we didn’t do enough to demonstrate that they were not forged) The whole documents argument was a camouflage – what was described in the documents was factual. As for the trap argument — could have been, might have been but nobody has ever proven that. What I know, all I know, is we reported a true story. Whatever you think of the documents, facts are facts.

Nobody established the documents were forged? Really, Danny?

I have presented on this topic in front of audiences of typographers—hundreds of them—and at the end of the night, not one attendee has ever expressed the opinion that they still thought the memos might be legit. Feel free to come to one of my “font detective” talks coming up in NYC (http://aigany.org/events/aigany-webvisions-present-font-detective-extra-bold/) or at SXSW in Austin (http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP6280) to hear the details.

Mr Rather, if you’re reading this, I am sure I can get you comped to either event. I’d even be happy to give you floor time, particularly at the NYC event where the time is more open-ended.

The assertion that all the attacks on the Bush National Guard story were “partisan political” attacks is nonsense. I voted against Bush in both elections, and I donated money to his opponents. But that doesn’t change my assertion that the memos were clear forgeries. None of the hundreds of typographers who have come to one of my presentations has even tried to collect the $1000 reward I have repeatedly offered to anybody who can produce a device, available in 1972, that could have produced those memos. (The Selectric Composer and the IBM Executive typewriter are not plausible candidates, btw.)


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6 Responses to “Fake But Accurate: Delusional Dan Rather Still Believes Forged Documents Were Real”

  1. lyle on 8/08/13 at 1:55 pm

    One Geezle as a reward? Personally, I’m stunned that this extraordinary sum hasn’t pulled thousands of sleuths out of the woodwork. Puzzling, no?

  2. Blue Hen on 8/08/13 at 3:13 pm

    I have a memo from the Texas ANG proving that Dan Rather and Harry reid are perverts that appropriated ANG planes to fly Sen. Menendez (Master in foreign relations) to the Dominican Republic. According to Dan and Harry, it’s up to them to prove the memo to be fake. Even if they do, according to Dan (and Harry) I can still just ignore the evidence. And then I’ll be a good little leftist.

    I’m doing it for the children.

  3. creeper on 9/09/13 at 3:49 pm

    You’re addressing the documents themselves. Rather is addressing what he believes are the facts themselves. Apples/oranges.

    I believe the documents were indeed forged. That does not make the information in them necessarily a lie. It simply makes it unworthy of credence without confirmation.

  4. Darwin Akbar on 9/09/13 at 4:25 pm

    In any court – whether the court of law or the court of public opinion – the accuser has the “burden of proof.” At the same time, it is the burden of the party who wishes to rely upon documents to authenticate said documents. It is not the burden of the other party to “prove” that the documents are fakes.

  5. Blue Hen on 10/10/13 at 9:41 am

    “That does not make the information in them necessarily a lie.”

    If you cannot reproduce this “information” in any way, shape or form, then by definition you do NOT have “information”. At this point you have hatred for Boooooooosh and a desire to express that hatred.

    That is, or was, the difference between a crank and a journolist. That blessed document was produced in October 2004. If you know of ANYTHING that corroborates that sacred screed, please do share. Until then, you’re either wiping Rather’s ass or you are a fellow crank. Or both. I’m open minded on such things.

    And I have a memo that proves that.

  6. 15 minutes are up on 10/10/13 at 11:27 am

    Dan Blather? That 15 minutes ended years ago after W. Bush stole my teddybear and caused global warming.