HEH: Sadly, this may be close to the truth. And there’s this: “You know, I think I figured out why this thing is so fascinating to me, and to so many other people. (Beyond how hilarious it is, of course.) It’s because, even if I don’t know exactly how I feel about Iraq or Bush vs. Kerry or any of that, I know what I can see with my own freaking eyes.

And this image, illustrating that point, is an animated file created by Charles Johnson, which alternates between the CBS version and what he typed straight into Microsoft Word using the defaults. The only differences appear to be the result of faxing and copying.

And Hugh Hewitt has a RatherGate roundup that is very useful, pulling together the many different threads and contradictions in one place.

UPDATE: Dan Rather may want to ponder this observation.