Monday, June 20, 2005

The Downing Street Memo

First of all I'm not in any way implying that this recently discoverd memo is a fraud. Even though it doesn't mention direct statements from anyone, and no one outside of the reporter who originally discovered it claims to know who wrote it, and both leaders involved claim that it is not accurate, I'm sure it could still be real. I just thought I'd share a couple of interesting details about the Downing Street Memo which you may not get to see on your evening news.

The first is that, as Captain Ed points out, the copies of the memo that everyone has seen are not actual copies of the original memo. In fact, Michael Smith (the reporter who was leaked the memo) admitted that they are in fact copies of a copy that he typed up himself. In a case reminiscent of CBS's 'Memogate', after re-typing the memo from the original pages, he destroyed the originals so they could not be tracked back to his source. This not only makes them useless in any court in pretty much any democratic country but seriously makes me question that particular reporters integrity.

The second thing is more of an odd coincidence than anything else. The reporter who 'discovered' the memo, Michael Smith, shares a name with the assistant of a Mary Mapes who was directly involved in 'Memogate'. Apparently they are not the same person but it definitely makes for an odd connection. (See Scylla & Charybdis for more details. Thanks to LGF for the link.)

I have heard through the grapevine that in fact another reporter (a third Michael Smith coincidentally enough) is about to come forward with a tape recording he was given of Big Foot and the Jersey Devil discussing how Karl Rove was behind the recent no vote for the EU's proposed constitution. Of course, to protect his source he had to recreate the original tape using the voice talents of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock (apparently he was also a big Madagascar fan) and then burn the original. Stay tuned for further updates.

P.S. You know, all these Smith references are making me think that these reporters are in fact Mormons and are just following in the steps of the founder of the Latter Day Saints, Joseph Smith. We all know what happened to his original stone tablets after he copied them to paper to write the book of Mormon don't we.


Blogger jtb-in-texas said...

I always thought that was golden tablets... Smith trying to "one-up" Moses...

I don't believe anything the Left offers... Even if they told the truth, it would be spun to such a degree that it was unusable...

June 21, 2005 5:53 p.m.  

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