Dan Rather on Larry King last night suggested that the National Guard memos may not be fake. This is part of slow creep toward ambiguity that resulted from the CBS panel’s inability to rule absolutely that they were forgeries. A small detail that becomes larger everyday.
History will now be rewritten. Perhaps in 10 years, the National Guard story will be taught in journalism school as a right-wing plot that discredited a perfectly accurate story.
Don’t forget. These memos were fakes. Ridiculously easy to spot fakes. Journalists and academics that can’t admit that are blinded by ideological bias. And they’re contributing to the media’s credibility problem.