DATE: 9/10/2004 01:48:00 PM
Stop Digging - John Edwards needs to read a blog once in awhile.
Yesterday, as the authenticity of the "Bush AWOL" memos was being called into question, Edwards said they raised "reasonable and legitimate questions the White House ought to answer." Actually, no.
The pressure to answer questions should now rest on Dan Rather and people at the Kerry campaign. Where did the memos come from? When I was a student journalist, one of my professors told us a good question reporters should ask when faced with such a story - who benefits?
The obvious beneficiary of a story about Bush's National Guard service is the Kerry campaign, who have promised at least twice not to question Bush's service. Did someone from that campaign pass forged memos on to CBS news? Was this simply a prank gone awry? Perhaps the major media should start asking John Edwards the "reasonable and legitimate questions" the memo scandal raises.