More on the 60 Minutes documents, updated x 2, and a Reward!
Via Chrenkoff, Pacetown has an overlay.
Don’t miss Power Line‘s coverage (which includes the fact, among many, that a general supposedly mentioned on August 1973 had retired in 1972). Belmont Club analyzes the story.
The WaPo has the story on the front page. The NY Times doesn’t.
Update WhatsAPundit knows something about typewriters.
Power Line‘s covering this story like hair on an ape. Here’s a brief summary on the details that make the documents appear unauthentic:
Kerning (the ability of letters in word-processed documents to intrude on one another’s space) and superscript — Allah Pundit explains:
no one’s suggesting that there weren’t typewriters capable of producing the “th” superscript in 1968. The contention is that there was no typewriter capable of producing the “th” superscript in a font identical to Times New Roman, with letters pair kerned, that was so widely available that it would have been reasonable to expect it to show up in a National Guard officer’s office in 1968
The text on the memo:
- Subject: “CYA”, “Memo to file”
- Anachronism: in the August 18, 1973 memo, where Killian allegedly writes: “Staudt has obviously pressured Hodges more about Bush.” Brigadier General “Buck” Staudt retired in 1972
- Date format (as per baldilocks and Donald Sensing, letterhead, Bush’s rank
The documents’ provenance:
- they didn’t come from Killian family
- Killian widow, his son, and the personnel chief of his National Guard unit are all on record saying that they think the documents are forged
Killian’s signature on the faked memos doesn’t match his real signature
Until CBS reexamines the documents, the questions remain. ABC News and NBC are covering the story by now.
Further update Q and O has a compendium of the evidence.
Reward? Now there’s a website offering a $10,500 reward to “anyone who can recreate the CBS memos on equipment available in early 1972”.