The CBS forgery debate is fascinating. For every claim and then rebuttal, there are further claims.
I read the response from CBS and it seemed pretty strong. They claim that it is possible (probable is another issue) a typewriter could have produced the memos.
They also claimed that the alleged author’s superior, General Hodges, backed the memos.
However Instapundit puts this in a very different light, with the ABC story:
Retired Maj. General Hodges, Killian’s supervisor at the Grd, tells ABC News that he feels CBS misled him about the documents they uncovered. According to Hodges, CBS told him the documents were “handwritten” and after CBS read him excerpts he said, “well if he wrote them that’s what he felt.”
Hodges also said he did not see the documents in the 70’s and he cannot authenticate the documents or the contents. His personal belief is that the documents have been “computer generated” and are a “fraud”.
The Powerline also points out that the officer alleged to have been exerting pressure to sugarcoat Bush’s records, had retired 18 months before the memo was dated.
If it is eventually proven the documents are fake, this will in years to come almost be seen as the blogosphere’s graduation from puberty to adolescence – no longer a child to be ignored.