File Creation Date May Provide a Clue
LGF reader “adie” has a very interesting point about the Adobe Acrobat file creation date of one of the memos.
One of the memo files I checked had an internal Acrobat file creation date of 2/6/04. If anyone’s going to check for computer sales/returns, check February and look for an HP PrecisionPro Scanner sale. I still believe the whole fax claim is bogus.
We only know that happened based on forged documents. They could have pasted in a fax header as easily as those signatures. The only thing that makes me think it is possible the memos were on paper at some point is the rumpled page marks someone found by boosting the grays. However, that too could have been stripped in.
They used Illustrator 6.66 to create the PDF I have which contains all four memos. Nobody uses that except computer graphics experts in my experience. Maybe that’s standard at CBS, but I’m suspicious of the entire process. What they say happened is not real. That’s the only thing I’m sure of.
UPDATE at 9/20/04 7:20:57 pm:
Oops. I forget that everyone isn’t following the twists and turns this closely, and hasn’t made local copies of all the documents; so here’s my copy showing the creation date above (Acrobat->File->Document Properties), originally from Fox News: 091004_bush_service.pdf.