PC Magazine: Not Even Close
An article by Edward Mendelson at PC Magazine claims to have debunked my comparisons of the CBS News Killian documents with my versions typed in MS Word: Bush’s Exam Doc — Real or Fake?
To prove his case that the Killian documents could have been typed on an IBM Selectric Composer (and let’s leave aside the issue of why Jerry Killian, who his family said did not type, would have used the most complicated and expensive typewriter available to type short memos, only to file them away), Mendelson includes two postage stamp-sized images of a fully justified paragraph typed in MS Word and on an IBM Composer, and claims that they are an exact match.
Well, sorry Edward, but when you overlay your two tiny images, this is what you get:
I aligned these two images on the word “The” at upper left. Calling this a match is completely ridiculous. A person writing for PC Magazine really ought to know better than to try to pull off such an obvious flimflam.
Now this, on the other hand, is a perfect match.
UPDATE at 9/12/04 5:16:35 pm:
Edward Mendelson is being raked over the coals in the PC Magazine Forum.