There is a plausible explanation for the rathergate memos that all of us assumed were fraudulent after it became clear they matched Microsoft Word default settings. The memos may have been scanned from the original typed pages using optical character recognition software, which converts the scanned text into a Microsoft Word file.
Here is an example of what I mean. My Uncle’s father was awarded a patent way back in 1931. When he obtained a copy of the patent from the patent office a couple years ago what was sent to him was a .doc file in MS Word default settings.
In my opinion this is a more likely explanation than someone trying to pass off totally fabricated documents to damage GWB’s rep.