CBS should come clean
by Mark Neckameyer
September 16, 2004
On Wednesday, Dan Rather interviewed an 86 year old former Texas
National Guard typist. She stated that the memos CBS
used to "prove" that President Bush received preferential
treatment and disobeyed orders while in the Texas National Guard
30+ years ago were counterfeit yet the information in those memos
was accurate. Dan Rather used this in a press
release to say that while the memos had problems, nobody questions
the veracity of the basic story about President Bush. This
is just not true! The son and the wife of Lt. Colonel Killian,
the officer who supposedly wrote the memos have both said that
the information is wrong, that Killian did not feel that way
about then Lt. Bush. George Bush's Guard roommate at the
time also disputed the information contained in the memo abut
missing physical exams and disobeying orders.
Dan Rather is acting like an advocate for those trying to make
President Bush look bad for whatever happened so many years ago
in the National Guard. The real story here is that a major
broadcast network obviously used forged documents either through
carelessness or on purpose to conveniently support a political
position individuals at the network have expressed in the past.
Forging government documents must be a crime. The people
who attempted to affect our presidential election using forgeries
should be uncovered and be treated like the criminals they are.
CBS should come clean now and should not hide behind the skirts
of one 86 year old typist, the only person remotely involved
who comes close to their own political conclusions.
Irvine, CA - USA
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