Saturday, February 19, 2005

Jeff Gannon on CNN

Yesterday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Jeff Gannon. When Gannon’s minders (read, the White House) see that his current story isn’t going to fly and that the digging for truth is not about to stop, his story will no doubt change and be refined. Such as Gannon contending the White House didn’t know he was a gay male hooker. “My employer was never at any time aware of anything in my past beyond the writings I did, because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do, which was to be a reporter,” he said. That answer makes the whole Bush administration and their vetting process and security system look so lame that Gannon/Guckert is going to have to think up something easier to swallow. Gannon’s sexforsale sites are still up and running on the Internet. Obviously, the WH knew and didn’t care, or people in the administration knew because they knew, if you catch my drift. So which is it? Anyone can get access to press briefings and be ten feet from the President of the United States? Or the White House rolodex has a list of available gay male hookers? His reason for using the pseudonym Jeff Gannon for James Guckert is equally silly. “I use a pseudonym, because my real name is very difficult to pronounce, to remember and to spell. And many people who have been talking about me on television have yet to pronounce it correctly,” he told Cooper. Someone is bound to bring up the names Walter Cronkeit and Eric Sevareid and to mention that they caused no tongue-twisting or memory problems. He couldn’t remember when he published his first article. Now right there, the man proves that although he may be many things to many people, he is not a writer. Not remember the first time he was published? Pulleeze! He dissembled about the fact that GOPUSA is not a news organization. “Well, we were -- we were -- we had established a news division, and it was later renamed Talon News,” he said. Which didn’t answer the question of how he could get daily press passes to White House news briefings before Talon News was created and while he worked for the right-wing propaganda outlet called GOPUSA. really boils down to this. Why would the White House hire a gay-male-hooker as of February 18, 2003 to pretend he was a reporter? And although I have no idea if a certain blue-eyed male someone is bogus or not. But this blue-eyed male someone posted recently on DU that he had hired Gannon last summer for a weekend. So...Gannon’s past may not be so past. The thing I really can’t figure out is, why did the White House hire Gannon/Guckert? I mean the man looks like a skin-head. What were they thinking? They hired a gay-male-hooker who looks like a skin-head to pretend he was a reporter, and they gave him soft Republican anti-Democrat questions to lob to the President. And now anyone who questions the wisdom of this White House dirty-tricks ploy is being unfair and unAmerican? Remember ex-Secretary of Agriculture Tommy Thompson’s parting shot when he resigned his post? He said he was surprised our food supply hadn’t been attacked yet. Maybe it least in the White House. They all seem to have mad-fascist-disease.

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