Of course, when someone experimented on that assertion it fell flat. The forged documents don’t use alphabetic “l” characters to simulate the numeral 1. End of story.
Of course, if CBS were doing their homework, they’d note that the Selectric Composer did have separate characters for lowercase-“l”s and numeric “1”s. So, if they want to argue that the Bush memos were produced on an IBM Selectric, they couldn’t simultaneously argue that the memos didn’t have numeric “1”s.
In essence, CBS is throwing whatever bullshit they can in order to salvage what little remains of their credibility. It’s becoming nearly pathetic when anyone can do a few simple experiments and disprove nearly every contention they make. If this is what passes for journalism, I’ll take the “pajama clad” blogosphere over CBS’ BS any day of the week.