Skip to comments.Media Matters Asks Scott McClellan to Consider Revoking White House Press Credentials of Talon News
Posted on 02/01/2005 8:26:41 PM PST by Jim Robinson
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Media Matters for America sent a letter yesterday (January 31) to White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan asking him to consider revoking the White House press credentials apparently granted to Jeff Gannon, the Washington bureau chief and White House correspondent for Talon News, a self-proclaimed news organization that in reality is little more than a partisan activist group.
On the heels of the growing scandal surrounding the Bush administration's use of fake "news" reports, the hiring of conservative columnists to promote its policies without public disclosure, and payola to conservative commentators, Media Matters for America suggested that McClellan consider the implications of credentialing a partisan operative disguised as a journalist in the White House press briefings.
Following is the text of the letter Media Matters for America President and CEO David Brock sent to McClellan
(Excerpt) Read more at releases.usnewswire.com ...
'N.Y. Times' Offers Correction on Maggie Gallagher Editorial (she charged "reckless disregard")
"...consider the implications of credentialing a partisan operative disguised as a journalist..."
Like 90% of the liberal news media that shills for the Democrat party?
By this logic, McClellan should be revoking the credentials of the NYT, the LA Slimes, the Washington ComPost and the alphabet networks too!
Not to mention those 'objective' (laugh-chuckle-snort) pundits from 'Media Matters', LMAO!
As Opinion Journal's James Taranto put it recently:
"MediaMatters.org--tirelessly exposing conservative bias by conservative commentators for over 1/129th of a century."
My My Jim what is the world comeing too,hiring conservative news men to report on the White House. Tsk Tsk
my thoughts exactly. I'd suggest pulling the credentials for NPR first. As an organization *paid for* by government money, they would have a clear conflict of interest and should have their credntials yanked immediately.
LOL...David Brock is one to talk!
While he's at it, he can show that dreadful old hag Helen Thomas the door!
Jeff is getting a lot of free publicity. As if anybody at the whitehouse cares what some bunch of lunatic lefty monkeys thinks...
"a self-proclaimed news organization that in reality is little more than a partisan activist group"
As if that doesn't describe just about EVERY news organization in the friggin' country. What a joke. Looks like the libs are trying to shut the conservatives up in the media now. How long before they're going to start intimidating blogs and places like FR?
and she broke it.
And how many mirrors?
That woman's got a head like a busted a*sehole.
I think NPR needs to have all of its press credentials revoked
What a joke! Media Matters can go to hell! Are these people crazy? All left wing reporters should be banned. They should have to get their news second hand from someone who can report just the facts. That witch Helen Thomas should have been kicked out years ago!
Media matters seems to be under the mistaken impression that they make press policy for this administration. Why on earth would it be any of their business in the first place?
Brock: Sit down, shut up, take notes, report...and try to get it right.
Sounds like CBS.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.