Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Expert Cited by CBS Says He Didn't Authenticate Papers

People should be fired, including Dan Rather for continuing to insist that these documents are real. It'll be "rather" ironic if Rather is brought down for trying to effect the outcome of a Presidential election when his rise can almost directly be related to his confronting of Richard Nixon for doing the same thing.

From Expert Cited by CBS Says He Didn't Authenticate Papers (washingtonpost.com):

"The lead expert retained by CBS News to examine disputed memos from President Bush's former squadron commander in the National Guard said yesterday that he examined only the late officer's signature and made no attempt to authenticate the documents themselves.

'There's no way that I, as a document expert, can authenticate them,' Marcel Matley said in a telephone interview from San Francisco. The main reason, he said, is that they are 'copies' that are 'far removed' from the originals. "