Monday, September 13, 2004

"I'd Rather Be Blogging"

John Fund on the role of bloggers in the deconstruction of CBS' forged documents. On Fox News, Jonathan Klein, a former vice executive president who oversaw CBS' "60 Minutes" debated Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard on the authenticity of the Bush Documents. Mr. Klein dismissed the bloggers, who have taken a swift and decisive role in challenging CBS, like this:

Mr. Klein dismissed the bloggers who are raising questions about the authenticity of the memos: "You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of check and balances [at '60 Minutes'] and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing."

He will regret that snide disparagement of the bloggers, many of whom are skilled lawyers or have backgrounds in military intelligence or typeface design. A growing number of design and document experts say they are certain or almost certain the memos on which CBS relied are forgeries.

Heavies mentioned in Fund's article are Hugh Hewitt, Powerline, and Little Green Footballs. Continue to check these sites out as CBS unravels and the guys in pajamas continue to tenaciously take apart the media elite.

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