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108. As I recall, the person who would have typed the original document
stated that the substance of what was said sounded right to her, but that the document itself was not familiar. It would be a mistake to assume that the document was "forged," a word that suggests creation for some illicit purpose or for monetary gain without knowing whether perhaps an original existed at some point and was retyped for some reason.

An anachronistic font suggests either that the document is or was a forgery or that it is a recent retyping of an earlier document. Perhaps the original of a document with identical text was, at one time, available only in some form such of microfiche, and a person who was not permitted to have an actual copy of the document made an illegal copy and then typed a new document based on that illegal copy in order to prevent tracing.

Another possible explanation for a document with an anachronistic font, i.e., a document recently typed from an older document would be cleaning a file and retyping documents for the purpose of taking them home with the thought of writing a memoir. If the document was an official document, and an employee somehow wanted to be able to keep the memory of the document for personal use, the person would retype it.

Yet another possible explanation for a retyped document would have been updating files in an office. This may sound unlikely, but someone could have retyped a document in order to store it on a computer more effectively -- in the days before scanners.

So, the question here is not just whether the document was the original but whether the facts as presented in the document are true. The text may have been the original text although the document is not the original document.
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  - I would like to see that just to see an example of  TheEuclideanOne   Dec-28-08 08:36 AM   #48 
     - Mike Connell showed up for a deposition--then his small plane went down in flames.  Peace Patriot   Dec-28-08 09:11 AM   #52 
     - Yes, that is called setting a standard  TheEuclideanOne   Dec-28-08 05:33 PM   #99 
     - They would all come down with pre-emptive amnesia.  louis-t   Dec-28-08 04:03 PM   #92 
  - rush and coulter to investigate? Riiight.  alfredo   Dec-27-08 09:25 PM   #4 
  - Their keen insight and worldly experience was much needed  underpants   Dec-27-08 09:32 PM   #6 
  - that showed a lot of thought on CBS's part to put those two fine  alfredo   Dec-27-08 10:17 PM   #15 
  - cbs needs to be held accountable  zidzi   Dec-28-08 12:07 PM   #78 
  - Yea, they have such amazing  xxqqqzme   Dec-28-08 01:11 PM   #84 
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  - Dan Rather...  nankerphelge   Dec-27-08 09:47 PM   #7 
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  - To be honest, I have, but it  TheEuclideanOne   Dec-28-08 08:39 AM   #50 
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  - this will be fun to watch. nt  Mari333   Dec-27-08 09:51 PM   #10 
  - You GO Dan, you GO!!  proud2Blib   Dec-27-08 10:00 PM   #11 
  - K&R !! //nt  Overseas   Dec-27-08 10:04 PM   #12 
  - K & R - Go get 'em, Dan!!!  Raksha   Dec-27-08 10:08 PM   #13 
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  - Way To Go Dan!  colsohlibgal   Dec-27-08 10:41 PM   #19 
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  - given that * could screw up a peanut butter sandwich  GinaMaria   Dec-28-08 03:37 AM   #34 
  - Look at this!  rucognizant   Dec-28-08 06:57 AM   #41 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-28-08 08:52 AM   #51 
  - That picture needs a circle around it and a line through it! In real life.  acmavm   Dec-28-08 09:15 AM   #53 
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  - Yes and No  MadMaddie   Dec-28-08 04:40 PM   #95 
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  - n/t  givemebackmycountry   Dec-27-08 11:06 PM   #22 
  - too late to rec....  deek   Dec-27-08 11:11 PM   #23 
  - Go Dan! You told the TRUTH about Bush and paid the price. Now it's THEIR turn!  beac   Dec-27-08 11:15 PM   #24 
  - About time somebody shows they have a big pair! nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Dec-27-08 11:20 PM   #25 
  - Are you referring to shoes? Go long Dan.....n/t  kitty1   Dec-27-08 11:55 PM   #28 
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  - The forger was not a pro and was clearly ideologically motivated  HardcoreProgressive   Dec-28-08 05:51 AM   #35 
  - I agree that how the possibly re-typed paper got in among the other documents  Peace Patriot   Dec-28-08 10:42 AM   #63 
  - WRONG!  TankLV   Dec-28-08 11:54 AM   #75 
     - How so?  HardcoreProgressive   Dec-28-08 12:19 PM   #81 
  - ??...see response #2@:  islandmkl   Dec-28-08 07:34 AM   #43 
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     - I personally recall typing on an IBM Executive Typewriter, but  JDPriestly   Dec-28-08 07:55 PM   #110 
  - Didn't Michael Moore also state  NewJeffCT   Dec-28-08 11:44 AM   #72 
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  - don't you see?  grasswire   Dec-28-08 02:43 PM   #87 
  - As I recall, the person who would have typed the original document  JDPriestly   Dec-28-08 07:46 PM   #108 
  - My explanation is a bit simpler...  Shipwack   Dec-29-08 02:24 PM   #121 
  - What makes me curious is that, in 2004, some media reported that Kerry  JDPriestly   Dec-28-08 07:53 PM   #109 
  - Incorrect.  Shipwack   Dec-29-08 06:54 AM   #119 
     - Thank you for the link, Shipwack. I stand corrected.  royable   Dec-29-08 11:06 AM   #120 
        - You're welcome...  Shipwack   Dec-29-08 05:24 PM   #122 
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  - Go Dan!  democrank   Dec-28-08 06:10 AM   #37 
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  - I Hope Dan Wins And CBS Hires Him Back  Dinger   Dec-28-08 06:20 AM   #39 
  - George W. Bush's Bright, Shining Lies  DemoTex   Dec-28-08 06:59 AM   #42 
  - The USA should generously return Bush to service with the rank he went AWOL -- straight to Iraq.  glitch   Dec-28-08 09:22 AM   #54 
     - WHY?  jmowreader   Dec-28-08 09:30 AM   #56 
  - If he can prove that document is authentic he's got it made!  marshall   Dec-28-08 07:36 AM   #44 
  - GO DAN!  ExPatLeftist   Dec-28-08 07:46 AM   #46 
  - Take him DOWN!, Dan!  graywarrior   Dec-28-08 08:25 AM   #47 
  - K&R  sasquuatch55   Dec-28-08 08:36 AM   #49 
  - I'm really looking forward to Dan's Comeback Night on TV.  Kittycat   Dec-28-08 09:28 AM   #55 
  - He has his own news show on HDNET and it's a great show.  L0oniX   Dec-28-08 09:47 AM   #59 
  - Woohoo! Don't let them stop you, Dan  judesedit   Dec-28-08 09:45 AM   #58 
  - I know who the first two witnesses need to be  jmowreader   Dec-28-08 09:55 AM   #60 
  - Rather Justice  kmac3   Dec-28-08 10:30 AM   #61 
  - Even a story on American MSM caving in still has to be done by a UK publication. nt  bobd0   Dec-28-08 10:38 AM   #62 
  - Natch!  Joanne98   Dec-28-08 10:58 AM   #67 
  - my thoughts exactly, bobd0  lavenderdiva   Dec-28-08 11:53 AM   #74 
  - I Rather like that  poppysgal   Dec-28-08 10:45 AM   #64 
  - Dan Rather: STILL a pit bull. YAY!!!!!!!!  kestrel91316   Dec-28-08 10:54 AM   #65 
  - Right here  Joanne98   Dec-28-08 10:57 AM   #66 
  - the Truth will set you free and make you rich  lovuian   Dec-28-08 11:02 AM   #68 
  - K & R nt  Lorien   Dec-28-08 11:07 AM   #69 
  - Nice for history's sake but too late for the country ...  Myrina   Dec-28-08 11:10 AM   #70 
  - With 75% of the American people glad to see * go, now they may be open to  davidwparker   Dec-28-08 11:20 AM   #71 
  - Glad The Guardian is reporting on this..  zidzi   Dec-28-08 12:06 PM   #77 
  - HOW TO HELP DAN---> GET THE SPOTLIGHT ON THIS STORY---> copy and send to NEWS AGENCIES  happygoluckytoyou   Dec-28-08 12:10 PM   #79 
  - I hope Rather wins, but it's too late to discredit Bush. Bush's military record was his greatest  No Elephants   Dec-28-08 12:49 PM   #83 
  - One more rec for this important story. Criminal how it is not  ooglymoogly   Dec-28-08 01:31 PM   #85 
  - You go get 'em Dan! n/t  Claire Beth   Dec-28-08 02:46 PM   #88 
  - the criminal complaint is available online  grasswire   Dec-28-08 02:48 PM   #89 
  - Wait a minute--- can the Bush legacy get any worse?  TEmperorHasNoClothes   Dec-28-08 04:37 PM   #94 
  - This document came up much earlier. Like 2000  Turbineguy   Dec-28-08 05:00 PM   #96 
  - Wheeeee!  proud patriot   Dec-28-08 05:35 PM   #100 
  - Go for the Jugular Dan!  Phred42   Dec-28-08 05:50 PM   #101 
  - Good man Dan. The right has been trying to make him appear  Greybnk48   Dec-28-08 06:04 PM   #102 
  - Glad to see Rather is determined to have the truth known about this. nt  quiet.american   Dec-28-08 06:10 PM   #103 
  - Good to see that  edwardlindy   Dec-28-08 06:48 PM   #105 
  - I hope he gets every penny  d_b   Dec-28-08 07:02 PM   #106 
  - In a perfect world, Bu*h's legacy would be failed rich boy professional cheerleader. n/t  Zorra   Dec-28-08 07:22 PM   #107 
  - Get 'em, Dano!!!!  EOO   Dec-28-08 08:04 PM   #111 
  - What's the Frequency, Kenneth?  clarkgabe   Dec-28-08 08:22 PM   #112 
  - Go get those back ends of horses Dan  47of74   Dec-28-08 08:29 PM   #113 
  - GREAT news! I hope the "legacy" goes down in flames...  BrklynLiberal   Dec-28-08 08:41 PM   #114 
  - Dan knuckled under when it really counted  pilsner   Dec-28-08 08:55 PM   #115 
     - Sad.  BrklynLiberal   Dec-28-08 10:21 PM   #116 
  - George W. Bushs murders will also be bad for Bushs legacy  Wang111   Dec-28-08 11:28 PM   #117 

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