Monday, September 20, 2004

Rather fingers Burkett, but....questions remain.

OK, on the Rather interview with Burkett, (transcript here) which was just broadcast along with Dan's mea culpa, CBS claimed that they went to Burkett and asked him for the documents, not the other way around as has been reported. Burkett initally said he got them from one source, but now he says he got them from a second unverified source.

"I was pressured to provide the information," he claims...

...and Rather still can't get it right, Burkett was not in the Air National Guard but in the Army National Guard.

Burkett did supply CBS with a name in the first place. Now he claims that he lied about who that person was. Why did CBS approach him? Who tipped them to Burkett? Was it Max Cleland? They now say Burkett has a history of attempting to target Bush, why didn't they know this before...a few minutes on Google would have revealed everything.

Leaving open the question: WHO SUPPLIED THE FAKE DOCUMENTS IN THE FIRST PLACE???