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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Fonts again !

Accusations against the Bush administration require us to consider fonts again.

In TPM café Paul Lukasiak attempts to read "Niemanwatch" and quotes exactly using cut and paste

ALthough most of us have been following the Cooper revelations with regard to Karl Rove, Walter Pincus of the Washington Post has also spilled some beans. And the beans he spilled strongly suggest that the effort to discredit Wilson via his wife was not the result of Wilson's disclosing his trip in a NY Times column, but was being done in 2002 in order to discredit his reporting, and "fix the facts and intelligence" around the policy.

Jul 10, 2005 -- 09:59:28 AM EST
Here is the key quote from the Pincus piece in Niemanwatch...

On July 12, 2003,

How did Lukasiak read July 12 2003 (two days before the Novak op ed which outed Plame) as falling "in 2002" ?

It's all about fonts. Look at the NiemanWatchdog site. They use micro type illegible to anyone over 25. This is an odd choice for an organization which should be familiar with nitty gritty issues in journalism like how its good if people can actually read what you write.

Also their kerning is atrocious.

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