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Bush press pal quits over gay prostitute link
Independat-media.tv ^ | Feb. 10, 2005 | Helen Kennedy

Posted on 02/21/2005 4:25:30 PM PST by w6ai5q37b

WASHINGTON - A conservative ringer who was given a press pass to the White House and lobbed softball questions at President Bush quit yesterday after left-leaning Internet bloggers discovered possible ties to gay prostitution. "The voice goes silent," Jeff Gannon wrote on his Web site. "In consideration of the welfare of me and my family, I have decided to return to private life."

Gannon began covering the White House two years ago for an obscure Republican Web site (Talon-News.com). He was known for his friendly questions, including asking Bush at last month's news conference how he could work with Democrats "who seem to have divorced themselves from reality."

Gannon was also given a classified CIA memo that named agent Valerie Plame, leading to his grilling by the grand jury investigating her outing.

He came under lefty scrutiny after revelations that the administration was paying conservative pundits to talk up Bush's proposals. By examining Internet records, online sleuths at DailyKos.com figured out that his real name was Jim Guckert and he owned various Web sites, including HotMilitaryStud.com, MilitaryEscorts.com and MilitaryEscortsM4M.com.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brock; bush; escort; gannon; gay; george; gopinfiltration; guckert; hitjob; james; jeff; jeffgannon; mediamatters; prostitute; service
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1 posted on 02/21/2005 4:25:32 PM PST by w6ai5q37b
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To: w6ai5q37b

This was all over FreeRepublic a couple of weeks ago.


2 posted on 02/21/2005 4:27:30 PM PST by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: cweese

Yeah, and people kept defending that a-s clown Gannon.


3 posted on 02/21/2005 4:28:16 PM PST by Clemenza (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms: The Other Holy Trinity)
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To: w6ai5q37b
A conservative ringer....

I just heard Chris Matthews use the same terminology. He was not challenged. You will hear it again, I am sure. I have seen no evidence that Gannon was a ringer, anymore than I would be if I was able to get into a Presidential press conference but they would think that I was.

4 posted on 02/21/2005 4:29:02 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: w6ai5q37b

Any particular reason why you are posting news that old? This isn't Main Stream Media, you know.


5 posted on 02/21/2005 4:30:15 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
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To: Bahbah

Chris Matthews is an idiot. A former Democratic politico who never seems to know what he is talking about.


6 posted on 02/21/2005 4:30:22 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: w6ai5q37b

The DU'ers are still foaming over Gannon. A quick perusal of their latest posts indicates they've just gotten started on Gannon. If Gannon is their prime ammo, they're in real trouble.


7 posted on 02/21/2005 4:30:42 PM PST by zoyd (I'm with the government. We're going to make you like your neighbor.)
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To: w6ai5q37b

Why are you posting this now and here?


8 posted on 02/21/2005 4:30:47 PM PST by bd476
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To: w6ai5q37b

Lest anyone forget, we are currently engaged in a fight-to-the-death culture war with the Left. There are going to be casualties. Hopefully, the Right won't give the enemy too many vulnerable targets.


9 posted on 02/21/2005 4:31:00 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (This just in from CBS: "There is no bias at CBS")
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To: popdonnelly
Chris Matthews is an idiot. A former Democratic politico who never seems to know what he is talking about.

That is SOOOO wrong!

I mean.... "former"???

10 posted on 02/21/2005 4:31:30 PM PST by IMRight
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To: Clemenza

He's such small potatoes, though. Eason and Rather were the ones who were gone after, and they should have been.


11 posted on 02/21/2005 4:31:51 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: Clemenza

Were people defending Gannon or Bush? I saw a lot of what appeared to be DU trolls making claims like Gannon was "given access to the highest levels of power" and other absurd things and trying to somehow tie Gannon to the White House. I also saw what appeared to be DU trolls posing as conservatives attempting to smear all Republicans/conservatives with Gannon's apparent lack of morals.

I didn't see anyone defending Gannon, though it's possible it happened.


12 posted on 02/21/2005 4:33:04 PM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: popdonnelly
Chris Matthews is an idiot.

You picked right up on that, I see.

13 posted on 02/21/2005 4:35:27 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: w6ai5q37b
Notwithstanding this is old news, the title "Bush Press Pal" is outrageous in it's implication. Nothing new here - Next.
14 posted on 02/21/2005 4:35:43 PM PST by drt1
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To: Bahbah
Wonder what the proper terminology would be for Helen Thomas.

Aside from vicious meanspirited hatemonger.

15 posted on 02/21/2005 4:37:08 PM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: w6ai5q37b

Setup


16 posted on 02/21/2005 4:38:12 PM PST by John Lenin (Whoever is stealing my packets, stop it !)
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To: cweese; w6ai5q37b

Yup, this article is from the 10th and is a repost as I distinctly recall reading it here then.

Old news. No surprise, it's also wrong and flawed news.

I suggest our "no comment" poster make one along the lines of "I feel like a fool".


17 posted on 02/21/2005 4:38:23 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: Bahbah

Chrissy was still talking about this dead story today?

I am pleased to see my boycott is for good reason.


18 posted on 02/21/2005 4:40:24 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: w6ai5q37b
left-leaning Internet bloggers discovered possible ties to gay prostitution.

Hell he could move to Mass and run for Congress just like Barney Frank
19 posted on 02/21/2005 4:41:15 PM PST by uncbob (Yep just watching a bunch of millionaires having fun almost like watching POLO)
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To: SittinYonder

I'm sure there was some sort of protest in support of Gannon by some freepers but that seemed to die off pretty quick.


20 posted on 02/21/2005 4:42:06 PM PST by dominic7
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To: Clemenza

Nooo. People kept asking for facts, not rumors spun by leftists.


21 posted on 02/21/2005 4:42:24 PM PST by Alia
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To: cyncooper
Chrissy was still talking about this dead story today?

Actually, he was talking about the Wead tapes, but he still managed to stick Gannon into the conversation.

22 posted on 02/21/2005 4:42:45 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: w6ai5q37b

This article is a propoganda piece. It neither contains factual nor time-line-factual information.


23 posted on 02/21/2005 4:43:37 PM PST by Alia
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To: dominic7
I'm sure there was some sort of protest in support of Gannon by some freepers but that seemed to die off pretty quick.

Story is way to fishy to get behind, remember what the so called republican, Log Cabin did to us ?
24 posted on 02/21/2005 4:45:30 PM PST by John Lenin (Whoever is stealing my packets, stop it !)
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To: Bahbah
Actually, he was talking about the Wead tapes, but he still managed to stick Gannon into the conversation.

Ah...I see the connection. Let me see: Both are bad for Bush, right?

LOL

25 posted on 02/21/2005 4:45:45 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: w6ai5q37b

"discovered possible ties to gay prostitution..."

Just like they discovered that Bush's commander in the TANG wrote derogatory memos about Bush.


26 posted on 02/21/2005 4:45:52 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: John Lenin

Nope

See:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1345967/posts

As I said though it seemed to die off pretty quick.


27 posted on 02/21/2005 4:49:45 PM PST by dominic7
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To: cyncooper

You make me laugh as well.


28 posted on 02/21/2005 4:51:53 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: cyncooper
I boycot him too, waiting for OReilly now
29 posted on 02/21/2005 4:54:46 PM PST by smoothsailing (Eagles Up !!)
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To: dominic7
Heck, people on this site doesn't even support real republicans like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, why should we support this clown who has a past that reads like 'demented perv' ? Makes about as much sense as listening to Dick Morris telling us we have to drop the religious right. This guy was a RAT plant, I waited to say that but now I think it's pretty safe to say.
30 posted on 02/21/2005 4:56:11 PM PST by John Lenin (Whoever is stealing my packets, stop it !)
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To: w6ai5q37b; All
A simple answer to this problem is written in between the lines of all these stories.

It is that now, after this, a journalists past is fair game!

The carnage will be interesting!

Looking dorward to it.

31 posted on 02/21/2005 4:57:11 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Cold Heat

I suggest anyone engaged in criminal activity, i.e., prostitution, solicitation for sex, is fair game for being exposed. (no pun intended)


32 posted on 02/21/2005 4:58:35 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Cold Heat
Dorward is obviously not a word.

Forward might be.

33 posted on 02/21/2005 4:58:50 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: nicmarlo
I agree Nic......It should be fun,and we can always point the blame at the Dims.
34 posted on 02/21/2005 5:00:11 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: John Lenin

I did not say I supported him heck I was slamming the guy from the get go. I merely pointed out that there was some support at the outset.

The G/G story is a story that justs seems to keep on giving and people, like the person who started this thread, keep it alive.

My biggest fear is that G/G starts blabbing lies to the person with the biggest pockets and the whole thing starts to really explode.


35 posted on 02/21/2005 5:00:28 PM PST by dominic7
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To: dominic7

Let's hope they do start blabbing lies, that is what is killing the RAT pary.


36 posted on 02/21/2005 5:02:11 PM PST by John Lenin (Whoever is stealing my packets, stop it !)
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To: Cold Heat

Of course, all journalists should be held to the same standard. Rats should be held to the same they deem worthy for pubbies but eschew for themselves.


37 posted on 02/21/2005 5:04:25 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: popdonnelly
A Democrat ringer calling somebody a Republican ringer.
38 posted on 02/21/2005 5:04:59 PM PST by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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To: John Lenin

Hope so

BTW did I say Gannon and Big pockets in the same post, hahaha I've gotta stop posting for the night.


39 posted on 02/21/2005 5:06:17 PM PST by dominic7
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To: dominic7
HILARIOUS new "Boomerang" video by AnnaZ about "Thank you, Hollywood" billboard. Watch it ONLINE!

Watch this: Boomerang !
40 posted on 02/21/2005 5:08:14 PM PST by John Lenin (Whoever is stealing my packets, stop it !)
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To: w6ai5q37b

Is this IndyMedia?

I thought we weren't supposed to post from that leftist source.


41 posted on 02/21/2005 5:10:35 PM PST by KidGlock (W-1)
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To: w6ai5q37b

Feb. 10, 2005?

Why wasn't this mentioned before?


42 posted on 02/21/2005 5:14:04 PM PST by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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To: SmithL

This story is nonsense.


43 posted on 02/21/2005 5:16:35 PM PST by Williams
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To: w6ai5q37b; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson

With the sourced website's list of news sources including: ACLU, Democracy Now, Democrats.org, Green Peace, it's a wonder this thread remains ... Here's a partial list of their sources for "news":

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44 posted on 02/21/2005 5:17:56 PM PST by bd476
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To: Clemenza
Well, and what exactly is it he's accused of, since "people kept defending him" [against what accusation?]? Being "a-s clown" is not per se an offense, nor is asking easy questions during a press conference.
45 posted on 02/21/2005 5:19:13 PM PST by GSlob
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To: KidGlock
Some kind of artist's bloviating site. (lefty)

Don't know if it is connected to Indy. It does not have any disclaimers, or much about the source. Just one e-mail addy to the editor.

46 posted on 02/21/2005 5:19:44 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Cold Heat; GSlob

Ping to the list of their news sources.


47 posted on 02/21/2005 5:21:19 PM PST by bd476
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To: GSlob
Go away little girl
Go away little girl ...
48 posted on 02/21/2005 5:21:34 PM PST by John Lenin (Whoever is stealing my packets, stop it !)
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To: Williams

I noticed.


49 posted on 02/21/2005 5:23:10 PM PST by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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To: w6ai5q37b
There is zero evidence that Gannon was "connected" to gay prostitution. He owned a domain registration business years ago and these site names were registered for a customer and never used. The sites he registered years ago have zero to do with his conservative questions. There is zero evidence he ever did anything illegal.

The man quit because he and his family were being harrassed and investigated because he dared to ask conservative questions.

50 posted on 02/21/2005 5:23:20 PM PST by Williams
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