The Blog post that started Memogate (LINK)

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The discovery of the document fraud as it happened! Scroll down to post 47, which shows the initial 09/08/2004 discovery that something is amiss with the CBS docs – The poster is a lawyer who goes by the Internet moniker "Buckhead." I assume "Buckhead" is now a conservative internet legend. Go to the site and read the thread ffrom 47 on as posters begin to understand what has just been discovered and the implications.


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1210662/posts?q=1&&page=1


Here's the famous (or infamous) Post 47

To: Howlin

Howlin, every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman.

In 1972 people used typewriters for this sort of thing, and typewriters used monospaced fonts.

The use of proportionally spaced fonts did not come into common use for office memos until the introduction of laser printers, word processing software, and personal computers. They were not widespread until the mid to late 90's. Before then, you needed typesetting equipment, and that wasn't used for personal memos to file. Even the Wang systems that were dominant in the mid 80's used monospaced fonts.

I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old.

This should be pursued aggressively.

47 posted on 09/08/2004 8:59:43 PM PDT by Buckhead
 

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This June, The Post That Rocked The World. Head To Your Theaters To See "post 47"! Starring Fabio As Buckhead. Rated Pg.
 
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I do like the term "Fraudcasters."

Here is an interesting line from the Blog:

"I noticed something related that may or may not have been brought up yet. Whenever the forger writes 1st Lt Bush or 147th or anything like that, it's always 1 st or 147 th. It looks like the forger put the space in on purpose to get by the automatic superscripting, but missed a couple."

I think he may be right.

Here is the shockwave demo that pretty much nails it:

http://img41.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img41&image=60minbusted.swf
 
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