Tuesday, September 14, 2004

The reluctant respect for bloggers

Powerline has quite a lengthy post which basically applauds the Washington Post for finally caving and admitting that the CBS documents are most likely forgeries, even quoting one "expert" who says: "I am personally 100 percent sure that they are fake." This is notable for the fact that it is the first expert I have heard to say he thinks that they are 100% fake. He's putting his rep on the line, so saying 100% means he really thinks they are forged.

And, waaay at the bottom of the post we learn this interesting fact about CBS:
The Post says that CBS is now putting its principal reliance on one Bill Glennon, an "information technology consultant." This is the same Bill Glennon, as Little Green Footballs points out, whom Time magazine described yesterday as a former typewriter repairman.

But what's really funny, as Tim Blair points out, is that Glennon first entered the fray as a commenter on the far-left Daily Kos web site! So, after sneering at bloggers non-stop for four days, CBS was finally reduced to tracking down a former typewriter repairman who posted a comment on Kos and putting him forward as their chief defender. Wonderful.

Meanwhile: another Blogger, Joe Carter at Evangelical Outpost considers the one thing that would make him vote for Kerry: Madeline Albright following through on her 1999 statement:“[T]he statute of limitations on war crimes does not run out, and the day of reckoning will come."
Joe wants to know if this includes John Kerry and says:
[E]very now and then it dawns on me, as if for the first time, that the Democrats have nominated for President a man who freely admitted to committing war crimes.
I used to be a Democrat. Many of my family are still Democrats. Some good, honest, terribly misguided people I respect remain Democrats. And for the Party leadership to show such disrespect to them and to the entire country by nominating Kerry makes me despise the entire political process.