Originally posted by Hassan i Sabbah
Which is all very well, but the fact remains that the documents aren't necessarily forged. It hasn't been proven.
Until we get the originals we won't know, will we. Or until the White House makes a firm denial, I won't rest easy.
The documents haven't been 'debunked.' Sorry, but they haven't.
Until they are proven to be authentic, news organizations should not be running stories that make allegations about people based off that information.
As for the White House, how can they issue a denial about the actions of another person who happens to be dead?
Are they supposed to issue a denial that Killian wasn't pressured to sugar coat something from someone who had been discharged and retired for 18 months when the memo mentions them?
How does that work? How do you issue a denial about someone else's actions?
The documents have been more than debunked. CBS has no originals, no experts or witnesses willing to confirm anything at this point, and are left hanging high and dry since they went down a path so low that even most yellow journalism won't touch it.
Answer me this Hassan, did CBS even attempt to get the other side of the story? In almost all objective news reporting, you at least try to get some of the other side of the story, especially when allegations are being leveled.
Did CBS air one person who doubted the authenticity of the memos? Did they air one person who mentioned the lack of letterhead, the address being a P.O. Box, the lack of procedure, the strangeness inconsistancy of the abbreviations, a member of Killian's family, anyone?!?!
What CBS aired is pure, one-sided, unconfirmable, fraudulent propoganda. There is no balance to their presentation, nor even anyone who was critical. There are no shades of gray nor even a critical word.
But as Hassan will remind us, it is not enough to obey Big Brother, you must LOVE Big Brother.
You have certainly proven your love Hassan. You won't even doubt a pure, uncritical, one-sided propoganda piece.