Rathergate anniversary - 79 days and counting - a new "fake but accurate" scandal.
With 79 days to go before the Rathergate anniversary on September 8th, we can celebrate the countdown by marking a new scandal involving the MSM/DNC and a new memo. [Actually, the story is starting to get old, but sometimes I don't notice things until they get rancid].
This time, the subject is the Downing Street memo. The memo that says nothing, yet was forged on a typewriter anyway. Others can debate whether this one was a true forgery. I note only Scylla and Charybdis' post, which calls to light the connection between this scandal and Rathergate:
A reporter hired by Mary Mapes as a CBS assistant producer, "Michael Smith," was the guy that BummerDietz fingered as the true culprit of MemoGate. Can there be two "Michael Smiths" who are leftish military stringers?
Rawstory indicates that Michael Smith admits that he "destroyed the original copies" before September 17, 2004. So, this timeline would be that Smith is destroying memos, around September 2004....The faked Killian memos appear to have been forged in mid-August, 2004, and a story was told by Burkett that he had "destroyed the originals."
Now we have Michael Smith (again, same Mapes team guy?) admitting that he was typing up old memo copies the same 30-day period?
Is that the same Michael Smith - the one emailed Mapes in Memogate, trying to arrange a publishing advance/bribe for Burkett, asking if it could be arranged: "What if there was a person who might have some information that could possibly change the momentum of an election?"
One or more Michael Smiths were very busy in August and September 2004 with not one, but TWO SETS of faked memos that were highly critical of George Bush.....
Click here for earlier posts and links to the Rathergate countdown.
update - Leftists deny that Michael Smith of the DSM is the same Michael Smith from Rathergate. They base this denial on the word of CBS. CBS apparently took a 5 minute break from their ongoing attempts to authenticate the Rathergate memos in order to deny affiliation with DSM's Michael Smith. The MSM/DNC will never relent in its attempt to locate the "real forgers."