This is the smoking gun, by Jove!

Mike Friedman mikedf at
Thu Mar 6 10:25:29 MST 2003

Hussein Translator on CBS Used Fake Accent-Report
Wed Mar 5, 4:53 PM ET

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man who spoke Saddam Hussein (news - web
sites)'s words in English during a CBS interview with Dan Rather late
last month was an actor using a fake Arabic accent, the Los Angeles
Times reported on Wednesday.

The paper said Steve Winfield is a member of the ScreenActors Guild
(news - web sites) who bills himself on a Web site called "Fabulous
Voices" as an expert in putting on foreign accents.

CBS said the network vouched 100 percent for the accuracy of its
translation which was read on air in English in a voice compatible
"with the piece.


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