Sunday, September 12, 2004

Buh Bye, Dan!

After reading Joseph Newcomer's assessment, Allah says "Game over, man." My favorite part:
The probability that any technology in existence in 1972 would be capable of producing a document that is nearly pixel-compatible with Microsoft’s Times New Roman font and the formatting of Microsoft Word, and that such technology was in casual use at the Texas Air National Guard, is so vanishingly small as to be indistinguishable from zero.
Which is the crux of the matter in all the typography arguments, of course. Then there are the oddities with the contents. Even the NY Times is on that. CBS has got zip except that the documents reinforced their pre-existing opinion so therefore must be real. From tomorrow's Investor's Business Daily:
And could it be that CBS and Rather let their well-documented political leanings overrule their journalistic sense? Have they become just another hack voice in the political game?

Sadly, the answer seems to be yes. CBS' bias made it vulnerable to a hoax that fit nicely with the network's left-leaning culture.
You can't cheat an honest man, so I guess we know where that leaves Captain Dan and his little pals like Mary Mapes.

Dan, it's time for you to do the honorable thing, if you still remember how. Resign.