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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 02:05 AM
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Republicans: Typos prove Talking Points Memo was forged
All they need for a perfect conspiracy theory is Dan Rather.

Could this be more of Karl Rove's handiwork?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/0...

Questions about the genuineness of the memo intensified when, later the same day, the far-left website Raw Story published, for the first time, a JPEG version of the scanned memo, which it said " source on Capitol Hill has leaked." The print version of the memo, as posted on Raw Story, was identical to ABC's "exact, full copy of the document," except that the four typos that ABC had identified with a "sic" were all corrected. Interestingly, however, the fifth typo--"applicably" instead of "applicable" in the sixth paragraph--which ABC did not so identify, was not corrected in Raw Story's "leaked" version of the document.


THESE MYSTERIOUS CORRECTIONS raised obvious questions. Who created the second, corrected version of the memo? Why would they have taken a Republican-created memo and re-typed it, eliminating typographical errors, before "leaking" it?

More basic features of the memo also raised questions. There is nothing on the face of the memo to indicate who authored it. Contrary to normal congressional practice, not only is it anonymous, but it is on plain white paper, not the letterhead of any congressional or Senatorial office. It could, literally, have been created by anyone.

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Faced with growing questions about its story on the memo, ABC News backed off. An ABC spokesman told blogger Josh Claybourn that ABC never intended to suggest that Republicans created or distributed the disputed memo, but only that some Republicans received it on March 17. In Claybourn's words: "ABC tells me they never meant to imply Republicans created the memo." ABC's revised position is, of course, ridiculous. They described the memo as "GOP Talking Points on Terri Schiavo." But the fact that ABC has backed off its original report indicates that they have no idea who created the suspicious memo.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 02:08 AM
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1. They are scared. Terri backfired on them, big time.
Good.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 02:14 AM
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3. ABC should be scared, too.
Edited on Mon Mar-28-05 02:17 AM by cry baby
The repubs don't have to be telling the truth about the memo. It won't matter whether or not they wrote it, now. All they have to do is accuse ABC of doing what CBS did, and the memo goes right out the window.

The thing is...the memo really didn't change the fact that people saw through the effort of the politicians to keep Terri alive by congressional means. This time, the wall came down and the repubs are laid to bare. Almost everyone can see that the emporer has no clothes.

Edit to say also that this may serve as a distraction from the Shiavo issue and how badly the repubs handled it. Corporate media will pick up and focus on this per KKKarl.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 08:06 AM
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12. That first paragraph is spot on.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 02:38 AM
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5. Interesting
So are they trying to put the blame on Raw-Story about this? I agree with the others who said that the GOP are afraid so here they are, as usual, trying to blame the democrats and leftist for everything they fuck up! ARGH!
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 02:08 AM
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2. Rove needs to quit recycling his manuevers. This time it is lame.
Too bad it wasn't lame the first time.
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Last Lemming Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 02:20 AM
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4. Why doesn't ABC
point out that the Republican's seem to be using these as talking points--everyones rhetoric is the same--no matter who wrote them up? Just listen to any interview...

Why is ABC letting itself get shot down when these so clearly ARE the talking points of the Republican Party
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 03:17 AM
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6. Lame is to good a word for their attempt to cover the real story
Edited on Mon Mar-28-05 03:18 AM by GetTheRightVote
:kick:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 03:49 AM
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7. no one is gonna give a shit this time
lol
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 05:08 AM
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8. Republicans.
I'm sick and tired of them. The more extreme they become, the more I feel the need to put as much distance between them and me as possible.

Another memo that appears to be fake? Can't the republicans come up with any new, fresh, original, and seemingly newsworthy accusations?

If they keep it up, the media is going to start ignoring them.
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 07:51 AM
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9. All of the wingnuts will say today
that the memo was put out by Dems. No evidence needed, of course.
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GarySeven Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 08:02 AM
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10. Let me get this straight - it would be legit IF it had typos?
Because only an elitist Democrat would know how to spell correctly?
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 08:02 AM
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11. Tom DeLay said: "One thing that God brought to us is Terri Schiavo."
Who forged that statement?
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 08:07 AM
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13. And Tom DeLay's voice on that tape, also faked, I suppose? n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 08:08 AM
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14. We have them on tape with this stance....
they can't walk away from the meme.
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 08:12 AM
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15. It's true. They spelled it M-O-R-O-N-S. This proves it's a forgery
Those morans can't spel werth a flying fuck.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 08:13 AM
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16. Reporters correct spelling errors all the time - no big deal.
Edited on Mon Mar-28-05 08:19 AM by Clark2008
It doesn't take away from the sentiment of the memo, it doesn't change its meaning and, in fact, it makes the author look LESS stupid.
Next time, though, Raw Story probably won't edit Republican spelling errors and will put a big note at the bottom that all the errors are from the idiot GOPher who wrote the memo and not the news source.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 08:18 AM
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17. Nice try, KKKarl!
Fuck you!
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 08:23 AM
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18. Hilarious...
I wonder why, if the memo is a forgery, so many Republicans used its talking points?
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Gothmog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 10:56 AM
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19. Delay's tape verifies the Talking Points Memo
We have Delay on tape with the same type of BS. It is obvious that the Schiavo affair was political from day one and the GOP is upset at getting its hand caught in the cookie jar.

BTW, Senator Lautenburg has asked for an investigation of the memo. Sen. Lautenberg evidently knows that the memo is real.
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