To: Pikamax; sinkspur; Jeff Gannon
Well, as another poster said, if one's going to be in the kitchen, you better be ready to take the heat. This is an unfortunate setback for all who despise the MSM (both the right AND the left. Which, if I may digress, makes it difficult to believe this all broke from a blog, in essence, shooting themselves in the foot by besmirching perhaps the only real NON-MSM person there. Any rational group of people would simply say, "Great! We have one of our own (non-MSM, blogger, etc) there! Even though he's a right winger, let's try to get our OWN there, since now the precedent is set." Just goes to show that political motivations and loyalties really do run deep, deeper than any rational thought, at least for the left it seems). BUT I DIGRESS.
Jeff Gannon really should've planned better for this contingency. He should've realized that this would all come out. Actually, even though the bulk of this article seems to come from NPR, it really does make sense. I'll bet "Mr. Gannon" was indeed involved in these porn sites, at least at one time in his life, and I'd also be willing to bet that he HAS repented for those sins, as he's come to know Jesus as his Savior.
However, all of that is irrelevant, when talking about the world of the mass media, and the INTENSE competition that occurs in that world. The fact that he kept it secret, (probably out of shame or embarrassment as sinkspur suggested, which, who could blame him EXCEPT his competitors), the fact that he kept it secret AS he wrote articles CONDEMNING homosexuality and gay marriage, really is the killer punch here. I feel sorry for him, actually, not some pathetic PITY, but genuine concern and embarrassment for his situation.
Really though, it all comes back to his faith, and I think, if I may be so bold, he may be receiving a lesson from God right now. When one confesses one's sins to God, they aren't remembered by Him, so that MEANS you should NEVER BE ashamed to talk about them, openly and frankly, because the judgment of men isn't what's important. It never would've been important to anyone that he was an ex-gay, (or a purveyor of porn, or whatever it was that he did back then), if he'd just come out and said so from the beginning, when he was writing all those articles about gay marriage. In fact, the left would've dismissed his "ex-gayness" as a ruse, and probably never would've believed him. So, when THIS happened, all the "revelations" about the gay porn sites wouldn't have mattered one whit to anyone. I think he may be learning that lesson now, that TOTAL honesty is always the best policy, especially when dealing with a group of people (the left) that will take even the smallest mistake, and blow it up in your face, even as they claim "tolerance for all".
I'll bet "Mr. Gannon" was indeed involved in these porn sites, at least at one time in his life,
OY! This interview was tonight on CNN:
BLITZER: Because one of the things, as you know, that were said is that you had some sexually explicit Web sites that you were working on. I don't understand what that is, but maybe you could explain that.
GANNON: Well, several years ago, before I came to Washington, I had registered various domain names for a private client. I was doing Web site development. Those sites were never hosted. There's -- nothing ever went up on them. And the client went on to do something else.
There's been so much about me on the Internet that people have, you know, made assumptions about. And I just can't -- I don't even know them all and I can't address them all here.
The whole interview can be found here" CNN Scroll down.
posted on 02/10/2005 8:14:21 PM PST
by DJ MacWoW
("Are you cops? FBI" bad guy, "I'm currently unemployed" Tony Almeida of 24)
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