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Thu May 3, 2012, 04:54 AM

69. The same crap analysis to claim it a fake

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. . . was later used to bolster Birtherism. It convinced every conservative amateur who had a blog that they could spot the liberal conspiracy by just looking at a document and finding all the mistakes. The faith, I guess, being that liberals always lie and they can't possibly be good forgers, either.

I have to say, Rove had a rapid, coordinated response in place. Just 8 hours after Rather's report, every conservative in the country was suddenly a pseudo-expert on fonts and 1960s vintage typewriters. I know this, because I was arguing with them online and I had no answers then. I actually said to someone, oh, and you're an expert on fonts? And his comeback, yes he was! He had run a layout and design business. (So he could recognize a typeface on sight and knew exactly when it was introduced? Knew that superscripts weren't available on a '60s vintage typewriter?) What could I say?

That coordinated misinformation simply could not have happened unless the Bush campaign was informed and aware the report was coming, and were prepared to release the blitz to every conservative outlet.

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