We all know now what most knew weeks ago. The documents were not typed on a non-existent typewriter. What are we learning? Well burkett wanted to talk to the kerry campaign, they (the kerry folks) wouldn't return his calls. Burkett told cbs he could help'em blow the gasket off the NG thang but only if cbs would help him talk to the kerry gang. (the kerry gang had looked at this guy before and wouldnt touch him) CBS wanted ex LtGov Barnes to go on TV telling that he gave W the jump over everyone as a favor to a friend. It has been said that Barnes would not go on if he was going to be the only part of the story that he wanted them to have more than just him. This timing of the story is unusual cause the fortunate son ad campaign was also to begin on the 14th (coincidence/or planned) and 60 minutes regular season wouldnt start for 2 more weeks. HERE is the question the conspiracy types have, did lockhart or others ok the phone call to burkett to help cbs get a slime story on a major network? It wouldn't probably be a big deal except that the documents are slanderous frauds, ergo.....did the kerry campaign unwittingly or not, help/enable cbs to commit an election fraud? Lockhart was very believable today, he mentioned that they (he and burkett) did not talk about the documents but other items. Very well and good, I believe that is true too. But what lockhart hasnt said is this......did he finally talk to a guy he knew to be a nutt case, and hadn't returned his previous calls, to enable cbs to run an anti-bush story (that was built on fraudulent documents) to coincide with their fortunate son campaign. msnbc msnbc 2 Please post in a civilized manner. This is not just my thoughts, these are thoughts of many who want to know more. There is no proof at this time that lockhart majically decided to talk to the nuttcase to help cbs's agenda that helped his own. But remember this, early on kerry staffers said they never talked to anyone at cbs either, and that story has changed.