Check the hard drives

Amid mounting accusations he trumpeted forged memos to bring down a sitting president, CBS’ Dan Rather is finally acknowledging doubts over the documents’ authenticity, while new revelations show they were faxed to CBS from a Kinko’s in Abilene, Texas.

“If the documents are not what we were led to believe, I’d like to break that story,” Rather said last night, according to the Washington Post. “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.'”

It’s a little late to break that story, Dan. You’re wrong, moreover, CBS’s behavior in this incident will eventually be found in the dictionary, listed under “defense, hopeless”. Congratulations to the Powerline gang for collecting such an eminent scalp.

I don’t know why, but the Kinko’s aspect just strikes me as hilarious. If the perpetrator was dumb enough to think this would fly, perhaps he was dumb enough to save it on a hard drive there too.