Burkett Smears Bloggers
In a new interview at CNN, Bill Burkett doggedly clings to the ridiculous line that the fraudulent Killian memos may still be proven genuine: Burkett: ‘Jury still out’ on memos CBS aired.
And Burkett also climbs aboard the blog-smear bandwagon, claiming that the “White House” launched “coordinated attacks” on him that had nothing to do with the validity of the documents.
Once again for the record, since CNN sees fit to print Burkett’s paranoid, self-serving smears with no hint of skepticism, I have never been in contact with anyone from the Republican National Committee or the White House about the CBS Killian memos. These allegations are incredibly schtoopid, and blatantly dishonest.
(CNN) — Bill Burkett, who gave CBS News the alleged documents about President Bush’s National Guard service, insists “the jury is still out” on whether those documents are authentic.
“The documents have not been conclusively proven false,” Burkett said. “Neither have they been proven authentic. That jury is still out.”
Burkett has been under intense media scrutiny since he was revealed as the source of the documents.
On Thursday, he replied via email to a series of questions from CNN.
Burkett said he expected CBS to use its “massive and superlative abilities” to authenticate the documents prior to broadcast.
He also accused “incompetent” CBS staff of revealing his name to other news organizations, despite an agreement to protect his identity as the source of the material.
Burkett also accused the White House of using the blog community to launch a “kill the messenger campaign” against him after the documents were made public.
“The coordinated attacks against the documents, then against me, which CBS did nothing to deflect or defend, and then against Dan Rather and CBS producer Mary Mapes have not been against the validity of the documents, but rather as an attack against anything being considered at all,” he said.