Friday, October 01, 2004

We Need a Word Like Googlebomb

We Need a Word Like Googlebomb for what's been done to CBS. The National Guard memos, might just be genuine after all, and the Republicans are a step ahead of all of us when it comes to social engineering.

How about Newsbombing? Perhaps Political Engineering?

Bush memo font study

Bush memo font study http://imrl.usu.edu/bush_memo_study/index.htm

The following evidence from a forensic examination of the Bush memos indicates that they were typed on a typewriter:


1. The specific font used is from a typewriter family in common use since 1905 and a typewriter capable of producing the spacing has been available since 1944.
2. The characters “e,” “t,” “s,” and “a” show indications of physical damage and/or wear consistent with a well used typewriter.
3. The characters that are seldom used show no signs of damage or wear.
4. The quality of individual characters is inconsistent throughout the memos beyond expectations from photocopying and/or digitizing but quality is consistent with worn platen and variations in paper quality.
5. Overlapping characters occasionally indicate paper deformation consistent with hammered impressions.
6. Critical indicators of digital production or cut and paste production are missing.


Implications are that there is nothing in this evidence that would indicate the memos are inauthentic. Furthermore, from the point of view of the physical evidence in the documents (excluding any rhetorical evidence or external evidence, which is not examined in this study) no amount of additional research on the part of CBS would have lead them to exclude the documents from their 60 Minutes report.

http://conceptual.blogspot.com/2004/09/bush-memo-font-study.html

…the White House did not dispute the veracity of the documents when it was presented to them on the morning of the report. That reaction, he said, was "the icing on the cake'' of the other reporting the network was conducting on the documents. White House officials have said they saw no reason to challenge documents being presented by a credible news organization.

  • The pay records released by the White House this past winter prove Bush received unauthorized, i.e., fraudulent, payments for inactive duty training, even if he did show up for duty.
  • The memorandum from Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Albert C. Lloyd, who affirmed for the White House that Bush met his retention/retirement year point requirement, is an obfuscation, or outright deception, that disregarded Bush’s failure to meet the statutory and regulatory fiscal year satisfactory participation requirement.
  • Bush’s superiors in the Texas Air National Guard failed to take required regulatory actions when Bushed missed required training and failed to take his flight physical.
  • Despite seemingly laudatory comments, Bush’s May 1972 officer performance report was a clear and unmistakable indication that his performance had declined from the annual 1971 report. The report was the kiss of death before he left for Alabama that year.
  • Bush did not meet the requirements for satisfactory participation from 1972 to 1973.



He certainly cannot rely on his military record to answer these questions.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/elections/chi-0409090296sep09,1,5468228.story?coll=chi-news-hed

President George W. Bush’s Military Service: A Critical Analysis at:
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/opinion/lechliter.pdf


http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/20/politics/campaign/20guard.html?pagewanted=all&position=

http://conceptual.blogspot.com/2004/09/nytimes-campaign-2004-cbs-news.html

con·cept: We Need a Word Like Googlebomb