Hoping to do a TANG/Rathergate repeat, conservative blogs are harping on rumors that the Downing Street Memo/Minutes might not be authentic.
ThinkProgress has a takedown:
The conservative blogosphere, desperate to discredit the Downing Street Minutes, is abuzz with the ridiculous rumor that London Times reporter Michael Smith – who broke the DSM story – used to work for Mary Mapes at CBS. It took me a grand total of one phone call to CBS to see if this rumor was true. The answer is no. The Michael Smith who used to work for Mary Mapes is not the same Michael Smith who writes for the London times.
When in doubt, attack reality.