Hello? Hello Hello Barry?
In fact IIRC, GMA said she did talk with the COMELEC chair. However, this story is breaking right now. Apparently forensic tape experts one from the States and one from the Philippines have declared the tape bogus. However, this does not mean the discussion alleged by the tapes to have taken place indeed took place. That is what the forensic team is claiming the tape consists of multiple intercepted conversations spliced together.
At the same time Secretary Michael Defensor challenged the President's opponents to disprove the findings.
"The tapes, as we have clearly shown, have been spliced and I dare the opposition to prove this otherwise," Defensor said in a news conference at the Sulo Hotel on Friday.
Defensor, Arroyo's concurrent head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said the President was to present to the justice committee of the House of Representatives a technical study of the tapes to prove that they had been "spliced."
The opposition claims their own tape expert has confirmed the legitimacy of the tapes.
The expert from the States who is supposedly claiming the tapes to be bogus is a fellow by the name of Barry Dickey who supposedly worked to confirm some of the Bin Laden tapes.
I think this is all a crock spurred by three sets of losers. The Marcos family, Joe "Erap" Estrada, and the supporters of Fernando Poe Jr.
- 8/12/2005, 12:06pm: Opening sentence reworded so it was more sensible.