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The Most Trusted Man in News: More Right Than He Knows

Filed under: 2004 Election,Humor,Media Bias,Morons — Patterico @ 12:32 am

Walter Cronkite knows who instigated the Osama video. Why, it was Karl Rove, of course:

So now the question is basically right now, how will this affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I’m a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing.

I know what you’re thinking: “Walter, you crazy old coot! You’re a complete moron!” Au contraire! Investigative reporter Tim Blair has uncovered the e-mail exchange between bin Laden and Rove, which is worth quoting in full:

Date: Thurs October 28, 2004
Subject: new videotaping we have

Yo, Rovemeister!

Is Osama here. How you do? Hope all is well with campaign for evil, etc. (How about that John Kerry wife – the crazy one. Two burkas for her at least! Kerry, he was surely wearing the fermented hummous goggles when they wed!)

Anyways, maybe can help campaign with new video, featuring me in star role. See attachmented clip below.

Yours in happiness,


Date: Thurs October 28, 2004
Subject: re: new videotaping we have

Osama, you old dog!

By all means, please release this video ASAP. And, as we’ve previously discussed, for every percentage point we gain in the swing states we’ll send you another kidney we’ve harvested from murdered Democrats in Florida.

Best wishes,


(Via Baldilocks.)

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