<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: William Safire's wobbly legs

Monday, September 13, 2004

William Safire's wobbly legs

From Safire's column in today's New York Times: "The A.P. ...consulted the document examiner Sandra Ramsey Lines of Paradise Valley, Ariz., and reported 'she could testify in court that, beyond a reasonable doubt, her opinion was that the memos were written on a computer.'" "Beyond a reasonable doubt, her opinion was..." Wow! That's compelling evidence!

Safire also reports that Newsweek has "apparently" (are you certain of nothing, Mr. Safire?) begun its own investigation into the questionable National Guard documents: "it names 'a disgruntled former Guard officer' as a principal source for CBS, noting 'he suffered two nervous breakdowns' and 'unsuccessfully sued for medical expenses.' Oh, of course--the "disgruntled former employee with a history of mental problems" argument. Zero points for originality, Safire.


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