I'm sure many other blogs are all over the forged memo story, from every angle, but let me just briefly point out Dan Rather's delusional meglomania and blatant partisanship.
"I know that I didn't type them," Knox said of the Killian memos. "However, the information in there is correct," she said, adding that Killian and the other officers would "snicker about what [Bush] was getting away with."So... he's relieved that the memos line up with the recollections of an 86-year-old former secretary, but why would this be relevant at all if the memos are forgeries? Anyone can write up anything that agrees with any position, but so what? But Mr. Rather is trying to imply that it matters, regardless of the documents' authenticity. Further, in case Mr. Rather hadn't noticed, the public has already learned of the forgery, in spite of him.
Rather said he was "relieved and pleased" by Knox's comments that the disputed memos reflected Killian's view of the favorable treatment that Bush received in the military unit. But he said, "I take very seriously her belief that the documents are not authentic." If Knox is right, Rather said, the public "won't hear about it from a spokesman. They'll learn it from me."
"If the documents are not what we were led to believe, I'd like to break that story," Rather said in an interview last night. "Any time I'm wrong, I want to be right out front and say, 'Folks, this is what went wrong and how it went wrong.' "Yeah uh, you're about a week late on this scoop I'm afraid. You should check out this new-fangled internet thingy, it's pretty neat.