Statement by the President of CBS News, Andrew Heyward:
"We established to our satisfaction that the memos were accurate or we would not have put them on television. There was a great deal of coroborating [sic] evidence from people in a position to know. Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing."
Okay, these guys ARE working with Kerry - first there was an investigation, then there wasn't, now there is a redoubling of the efforts!
FYI guys 2 X 0 = 0
UPDATE Captains Quarters points out that this statement says the documents are accurate - NOT authentic! So we can make up our supporting documentation as long as it is accurate! Cool, could have samed me lots of time in school if I had known that!
UPDATE From Rasmussen Polling
September 14, 2004--Twenty-seven percent (27%) of voters believe that the CBS Memos concerning President Bush's National Guard service are authentic. However a Rasmussen Reports survey also found that 38% believe the memos are forgeries.
Among voters who are following the story very closely, 56% believe the memos are forgeries and 27% believe they are authentic. Overall, 38% of voters say they are following the story "very" closely and 34% say they are following it "somewhat" closely.
Only 16% of voters think questions about President Bush's National Guard service are "very" important. That view is held by 27% of Democrats, 13% of unaffiliated voters, and 6% of Republicans.
Kerry's Loon's are all over this issuing video's and holding press conferences - What if you held a campaign - and no one came!
UPDATE from Slings & Arrows:
Picking Your Battles
ABC's Noted Now says the Economist poll has determined that 64% say Bush's National Guard service is "not very" or "not at all" important.
It tells one a little about their wisdom, doesn't it?