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  • One-day rehiring nets former Chicago labor leader $158,000 pension

    09/22/2011 7:27:57 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/21/2011 | Jason Grotto
    Most city workers spend decades in public service to build up modest pensions. But for former labor leader Dennis Gannon, the keys to securing a public pension were one day on the city payroll and some help from the Daley administration. And his city pension is more than modest. It's the highest of any retired union leader: $158,000. That's roughly five times greater than what the typical retired city worker receives. In fact, his pension is so high that it exceeds federal limits and required the city pension fund to file special paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service to give...
  • The American mood… as eloquently espoused by James Gannon

    03/30/2010 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 755+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-30-10 | Mataharley
    This needs absolutely no commentary for me. It is a spot on accurate assessment of the mood of the nation, as deliciously put by former WSJ journalist, James Gannon, and as it it appears on American Spectator today.Apologies to the Spectator for the full reprint, but I don't want to "interrupt" the flow with a hyperlink junp. And a H/T to the folks who post a Lucianne for the heads up. Now... sit back and enjoy.... America's Quiet AngerBy James P. Gannon on 3.30.10 @ 6:07AM There is a quiet anger boiling in America. It is the anger of millions...
  • RAIDERS: Gannon not welcome in Alameda

    09/26/2009 11:26:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 729+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/26/9 | David White
    The Raiders can't keep Rich Gannon out of the Coliseum's broadcast booth, so they want to lock the quarterback-turned-TV analyst out of the team facility in Alameda. Team officials told CBS Sports they did not want Gannon to attend Saturday's television production meetings in advance of Sunday's Raiders-Broncos game, The Chronicle has learned, citing his public criticism of the organization in recent years. "Rich Gannon is not welcome here," Raiders executive John Herrera said Friday when asked about the ban. "We told CBS we did not want him in our building, we did not want him to be part of...
  • Stunning Liberal Hypocrisy on White House Press Access

    03/26/2009 11:47:07 AM PDT · by vadum · 4 replies · 531+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 26, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Fair-minded conservatives were aghast in President George W. Bush's second term when the left-wing character assassination machine went into high gear to destroy Jeff Gannon. Gannon, also known as James Dale Guckert, asked questions that annoyed liberals because they were based on a right-wing political perspective. Liberals were outraged. How dare the White House allow a conservative in who didn't constantly bash President Bush. The nerve! Partisan, ideologically-driven people shouldn't be allowed into White House press briefings, they howled in unison. [...] Now comes the revelation that at least one partisan ideologically-driven leftist is being welcomed to White House media...
  • Sack Jack Croddy, Send Jeff Gannon; Fire A Coward, Hire A Patriot

    11/06/2007 8:52:09 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 14 replies · 247+ views
    A recent “town hall” meeting called to allow foreign service employees an opportunity to discuss so-called “forced” assignments to the embassy in Iraq confirmed what I long suspected about the State Department. Jack Croddy, an undistinguished career officer opposed to the “must fill” order for postings to Baghdad whined, “It's one thing if someone believes in what is going on over there and volunteers. I am sorry, but, basically, that is a potential death sentence, and you know it.” He continued to wail, “And then another thought—who will take care of our children? Who will raise our children if we...
  • Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new.

    02/10/2006 5:16:05 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new. by Stephen F. Hayes 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM IN A BREATHLESS front-page, above-the-fold article in today's Washington Post, Walter Pincus reports that a former senior CIA official named Paul Pillar accuses the Bush administration of "misusing" intelligence to take the country to war in Iraq. According to the Post account, Pillar uses a forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs to claim that the Bush administration "politicized" the intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration policymakers did this subtly, Pillar says, by repeatedly asking the CIA questions about Iraq, its...
  • Mom gets photos of son missing for 24 years

    09/01/2006 3:37:34 PM PDT · by Btrp113Cav · 145 replies · 4,655+ views
    CNN ^ | September 1, 2006 | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The mother of a boy abducted 24 years ago said she's bewildered by two photographs left at her front door, apparently showing her son and two other children bound and gagged.
  • Democrats want sweeping House ethics investigation

    01/07/2006 9:22:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,533+ views
    Democrats want sweeping House ethics investigation 15 minutes ago Democrats seized on a mushrooming scandal involving a disgraced lobbyist on Saturday to call for sweeping ethics probes in the Republican-led House of Representatives. Rep. Louise Slaughter, a New York Democrat, said lobbyists had multiplied by the thousands in recent years to the point where there were now 63 of them for every lawmaker. She said they were using their campaign donations to influence policy and even write laws. Slaughter called on the House ethics committee to investigate corruption cases involving lawmakers with links to Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who pleaded...
  • [Kathy] Gannon Keeps Ringside Seat on Troubled Times

    12/03/2005 8:29:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies · 247+ views
    women's e news ^ | Laura J. Winter
    After 18 years of covering the harsh effects of the Taliban--particularly on women--Kathy Gannon, the celebrated AP correspondent, is leaving her base in Pakistan to reopen the AP's news bureau in Tehran. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (WOMENSENEWS)--Choosing the hard option over hot meals and clean sheets is Kathy Gannon's way of getting the better story. She's trudged with burly anti-Soviet mujahedeen soldiers over the mountains separating Pakistan from Afghanistan and lived in Kabul while U.S. bombs rained down from above. Most recently she slept in her car for eight days in Muzaffarabad, the epicenter of the South Asian Earthquake, where tens of...
  • Byron York: Plagiarism? Bloggers don’t seem to mind

    11/09/2005 7:10:10 PM PST · by Jean S · 5 replies · 985+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/05 | Byron York
    Suppose a Democratic strategist wrote an open letter to colleagues and clients analyzing this week’s election returns. “Republicans have very little to cheer about this election,” he said with some satisfaction. “But off-year elections are rarely harbingers of future performance. Democrats actually did quite well in 2003, to little effect in 2004.” Suppose further that the Democratic strategist signed his name to the letter and distributed it widely.And then suppose one more thing: that the Democratic strategist had not actually written those words but had lifted them wholesale from a liberal blog. (In fact, those words do come from such...
  • Must See TV: May 31 Edition of "Lie Detector:" (Vanity)

    05/30/2005 7:08:09 AM PDT · by Nick Danger · 13 replies · 694+ views
    PAX TV ^ | May 30, 2005 | Nick Danger
    Freeper TV Alert The May 31 edition of "Lie Detector" on PAX TV will concern two subjects that may interest Freepers. "Lie Detector" is a show where the guest agrees to take a lie detector test right on television. Two guests on the May 31 show: Known for lobbing softball questions at current President George W. Bush, elite press core official “Jeff Gannon” came under scrutiny by democrats and fellow press core members, who discovered his real name is James Dale Guckert with a checkered past and possible agenda. Was “Jeff Gannon” fed questions by the Bush administration to use...
  • GANNONGATE (Vanity Fair To Debunk Leftist's Favorite "Scandal")

    05/03/2005 12:51:47 PM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 17 replies · 865+ views
    The Corner at National Review ^ | May 3, 2005 | Byron York
    In its upcoming issue, Vanity Fair has done an investigation into the current cause of the kooky left, the case of disgraced White House reporter Jeff Gannon/James Guckert. And reporters David Margolick and Richard Gooding have uncovered...nothing. No White House wrongdoing. No secret plotting or illicit Gannon affairs with White House staffers. No Karl-Rove-master-plan-to-undermine-democracy hijinks. Nothing. "As time passed, Gannon came to seem, to at least some of the [left-wing] bloggers, as more like a freelance zealot than the linchpin of some much larger conspiracy," Margolick and Gooding write. "They now admit that for them Gannon emerged as less a...
  • Secret Service records raise new questions about discredited conservative reporter

    04/25/2005 11:55:10 AM PDT · by jd777 · 20 replies · 958+ views
    RAW STORY ^ | 4/25/04 | John Byrne
    Secret Service records raise new questions about discredited conservative reporter By John Byrne RAW STORY Editor Day discovered with two check-ins but no check outs; Other events found on some days without press briefings In what is unlikely to stem the controversy surrounding disgraced White House correspondent James Guckert, the Secret Service has furnished logs of the writer’s access to the White House after requests by two Democratic congressmembers. The documents, obtained by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) through a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal Guckert had remarkable access to the White House. Though...
  • Blogger Hits the Wall

    04/05/2005 4:32:38 PM PDT · by denver larry · 30 replies · 1,526+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2005 | Dan Froomkin
    The second blogger allowed into the White House briefing room became the first blogger to actually ask press secretary Scott McClellan a question last week. Eric Brewer, a scientist by trade and one of a handful of contributors to a small, liberal blog called BTC News, got his chance toward the end of Friday's briefing. The question he asked was a good one, on a topic that's probably of great interest to an awful lot of people. It's also precisely the kind of question your typical full-time White House correspondent doesn't ask anymore -- because there's simply no point. You're...
  • White House Press Corps Dismisses "Gannongate"

    03/17/2005 11:17:11 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 13 replies · 712+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | March 17, 2005 | Sherrie Gossett
    Well, it's official. The White House Correspondents' Association has weighed in on "Gannongate," saying "individual episodes" should not prompt a crackdown on credentialing. That was a reference to a conservative reporter, Jeff Gannon, heavily criticized for asking anti-Democrat questions. Matt Drudge reported on February 28 that in a resolution adopted at a meeting in Washington that morning, the association said it "stands for inclusiveness in the credentialing process so that the White House remains accessible to all journalists We hope that individual episodes do not obscure the broader principles of a fair and evenhanded credentialing process." The resolution explained that...
  • House Judiciary Committee to Take Up Gannongate, WED 10AM

    03/16/2005 6:21:41 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 16 replies · 584+ views
    U. S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary ^ | 3/16/2005 | House Judiciary Committee
    H.Res. 136, Directing the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution documents in the possession of those officials relating to the security investigations and background checks relating to granting access to the White House of James D. Guckert (also known as Jeff Gannon). Live webcast available
  • conservativeundergound.com exclusive: Jeff Gannon Speaks

    03/15/2005 5:56:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 1 replies · 354+ views
    http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2031
  • Blogged Down (FreeRepublic mentioned)

    03/09/2005 6:05:59 AM PST · by Valin · 30 replies · 909+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | 3/4/05 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Pseudo-journalistic Web sites are another way conservatives get around “the filter” of mainstream media. It’s a new medium, but, for the Republican Party, it’s an old story. During one especially hectic week in mid-February, the Internet took three scalps in what appeared to be unrelated events. Liberal bloggers forced Talon News White House correspondent James D. Guckert, a k a “Jeff Gannon,” to resign after it was revealed that he was writing under a false name for a Republican activist group (GOPUSA), that he was not really a journalist at all, and that he had posed nude on the Internet...
  • Secret Service Defends Giving Gannon/Guckert Access to White House

    03/09/2005 6:47:35 AM PST · by woofie · 32 replies · 977+ views
    Editor& Publisher ^ | Published: March 08, 2005 4:00 PM ET | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Responding to a request from House Democrats to investigate the approval of James Guckert, a.k.a. Jeff Gannon, to attend White House briefings and presidential press conferences for two years, the U.S. Secret Service has declared that there was “no deviation” from “proper procedures." Secret Service Deputy Assistant Director Conrad A. Everett defended the vetting in a letter to Rep. John Conyers and Rep. Louise Slaughter, obtained by the Web site, The Raw Story. Guckert is the former reporter for GOPUSA/Talon News who has also been linked to male escort services. “Mr. Guckert provided the Secret Service with his...
  • Democrats ask White House for documents on conservative blogger

    03/08/2005 8:11:15 AM PST · by Peach · 38 replies · 1,117+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | March 8, 2005 | Elana Schor
    Democrats ask White House for documents on conservative blogger BY ELANA SCHOR Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON - (KRT) - U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the House's top Democrat for homeland security, has found an unlikely place in need of his protection: the White House press room. Thompson and four colleagues, all senior congressional Democrats, have petitioned Bush administration officials to release classified documents about James D. Guckert, a conservative activist who was a daily fixture at White House press briefings. Calling himself Jeff Gannon, Guckert asked President Bush questions at televised news conferences as a representative of Talon News Service,...
  • Twenty-six (Dem) congressmembers sign onto resolution forcing vote over Gannon

    03/05/2005 4:25:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies · 1,225+ views
    Reps. Conyers, Slaughter, Thompson, Rangel and Waxman Author Resolution of Inquiry on GannonGate Ranking Members Determined to Get Answers Resolution Will Force Cooperation, Unless Blocked by House Republicans Washington, DC - The Ranking Members for House Committees on Rules, Judiciary, Government Reform, Homeland Security and Ways and Means have authored a Resolution of Inquiry, which would require the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security to turn over all documentation regarding James Guckert’s (AKA Jeff Gannon) regular access to the White House. The resolution comes on the heels of repeated requests by Rep. Louise Slaughter and Rep. John Conyers that...
  • Gannon a 'Phony,' Kaptur Says - Ex-White House Reporter Spotlighted her 'bin Laden' Remark

    03/04/2005 5:00:02 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies · 973+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | Friday, March 4, 2005 | Steve Eder
    Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) believes the man who helped thrust her remarks two years ago comparing Osama bin Laden to American revolutionaries into national prominence is nothing more than a "double-agent" and a "phony plant." SNIPTwo years ago Mr. Gannon, born James Guckert, used his seat in the White House press room to put a national spotlight on Miss Kaptur when he asked former press secretary Ari Fleischer why the President had not commented on the "offensive remarks by Democratic Congressman Marcy Kaptur, who likened Osama Bin Laden to our founding fathers?" The question is among dozens posed by...
  • Arab Bashing Reaches Low With Thomas Slur

    03/01/2005 5:51:11 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 195 replies · 4,566+ views
    Arab News ^ | March 2, 2005 | Barbara Ferguson
    WASHINGTON, 2 March 2005 — Arab bashing reached a new low in Washington last week when Ann Coulter, a loudmouthed, mean-spirited, pro-Bush columnist, decided to defend the White House press pass controversy over faux-reporter James Guckert (a.k.a. Jeff Gannon) by writing in her syndicated column: “Press passes can’t be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president.” Thomas, whose Hearst column is distributed by King Features Syndicate, is of Lebanese descent. The former United Press International reporter has been a journalist for nearly 60 years, and...
  • Syria Documents Intercepted

    03/01/2005 4:10:11 PM PST · by ProudRighty · 10 replies · 349+ views
    No Easy Answers ^ | 3/1/2005 | Dave S
    This was linked on Ace of Spades. I thought it was funny.
  • Jeff Gannon Saga Won't Change White House Credential Process

    03/01/2005 8:50:24 AM PST · by Coastal · 1 replies · 378+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | March 1, 2005 | CK Rairden
    Neither the Jeff Gannon nor James Guckert saga is going to cause the White House Correspondents Association to seek any changes in the White House press-credentialing process. It appears that everyone involved in the process is very uncomfortable in attempting to define exactly what a "journalist" is. And that's a very good thing. WHCA President Ron Hutcheson said on February 15, "I'm not comfortable in passing judgment on who is a journalist and who isn't. My overriding view is that if I am going to make a mistake, it is going to be on letting people in rather than keeping...
  • White House Correspondents Want No Role in Credentialing (Jeff Gannon)

    02/28/2005 5:47:41 PM PST · by finnman69 · 10 replies · 553+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 2/28/05 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK The White House Correspondents Association announced Monday that it would not seek changes to the White House press-credentialing process, despite complaints from several members that controversial former reporter James Guckert had been able to gain the same access as any other reporter for two years. Ron Hutcheson, WHCA president and a Knight Ridder White House correspondent, said the decision occurred during Monday's meeting of the WHCA board. It was the first such meeting of the board since Guckert, who uses the name Jeff Gannon, drew attention with his partisan questions and questionable past. "The board felt like none...
  • Flap over White House press corps is far from over -- (If the Main-Stream-Media can help it)

    02/28/2005 6:15:32 AM PST · by rface · 31 replies · 1,284+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Mon, Feb. 28, 2005 | DICK POLMAN
    "It's a psychological thing. Gannon was there, either as a plant or on his own, to deliver the larger message, to convince people that the liberal side is the losing side, that the country doesn't need the mainstream media, and that the administration message is the wave of the future......" (KRT) - The White House correspondent formerly known as Gannon has quit his job and acknowledged his real name, which is Guckert. And his employer, a conservative Web site operated by Texas Republican activists, having already erased all traces of "Gannon," announced Thursday that it was unplugging its Web site...
  • The Phony "Gannongate" Scandal

    02/26/2005 7:54:22 AM PST · by tgslTakoma · 55 replies · 1,427+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 25, 2005 | By Cliff Kincaid
    NBC News reporter Campbell Brown reports that Jeff Gannon's troubles with the liberal media "started when he was called on by the President at a January 26 news conference and took a swipe at Democrats" with a loaded question. In an interview, Campbell pressed Gannon with her own loaded question: "You don't deny you were writing news with a perspective, with a partisan perspective?" It was as if Brown was implying that other members of the White House press corps would never even think of approaching the news in such a manner. Brown also asked several questions about whether Gannon...
  • The Official Jeff Gannon Blog Post

    02/26/2005 4:06:15 AM PST · by finnman69 · 10 replies · 1,121+ views
    No Easy Answers ^ | 2/26/05 | Dave S.
    The Official Jeff Gannon Blog Post Hi, this post is all about Jeff Gannon, REAL JEFF GANNON. This post is awesome. I'm a left-wing blogger, and I can't stop thinking about Jeff Gannon. This guy is cool; and by cool, I mean totally sweet. Facts: 1. Jeff Gannon is a mammal.2. Jeff Gannon makes out with right-wing extremist guys ALL the time.3. The purpose of Jeff Gannon is to flip out and ask crazy questions at press conferences. Weapons and Gear:Sexy Bald Head White House Daily Press Pass Tight leather man pants Testimonial: Jeff Gannon can make out with...
  • The Guckert affair(Letter to editor praising cartoon as uncovering the truth-LEFTWING NUTJOB ALERT)

    02/24/2005 9:54:58 PM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 7 replies · 449+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Friday, February 25, 2005 | GRACE LOVE
    The Guckert affair I would like to thank Rob Rogers and the editors of the Post-Gazette for printing a reference to the James Guckert/Jeff Gannon affair (Feb. 22 editorial cartoon). A scandal involving a gay prostitute having free access to the White House pressroom would have been all over the media if this were 1995 instead of 2005. The printing of this cartoon gives me hope that real journalists are trying to uncover the truth in this sordid affair. Please stay on this story. The American people deserve to know the truth about the shenanigans this administration pulls on an...
  • Problems With Gannongate (From DAVID CORN Of All People!)

    02/24/2005 6:02:03 PM PST · by MisterRepublican · 11 replies · 339+ views
    DavidCorn.com ^ | February 24, 2005 | David Corn
    Here's a piece that might irritate our fellow bloggers--especially the folks who uncovered (so to speak) Jeff Gannon's secrets. I just posted it in my "Capital Games column at www.thenation.com. (If you've already seen it, scroll down to other original items on this blog, including a posting on Howard Dean's latest dumb remark.) In brief, I'm being a worrywart about the journalistic implications of the Gannon affair, and I note that two key aspects of the story--that Gannon is a gay GOP hypocrite and that Gannon was handed classified information regarding the Wilson leak investigation--are not fully supported by the...
  • Gannon is back (web site that is)

    02/24/2005 3:50:02 PM PST · by dominic7 · 78 replies · 1,753+ views
    For the last two years, the Old Media figures at the White House thought of me as a gadfly, a right-winger with an agenda, harmless, someone to be ignored.
  • A DU-friendly reporter is seeking Gannon info. Help needed to identify the reporter

    02/24/2005 2:55:24 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 21 replies · 1,574+ views
    DU ^ | 2/24/05 | paineinthearse at DU
    From the DU thread We have a "friendly" MSM reporter who is seeking Guckert news: I've established a working relationship with a reporter for a major newspaper that all would recognize. He wrote two of the first Guckert articles well before anyone else in MSM. If you're familiar with my posts, you can figure out who it is. He is willing to receive more information (nothing basic, he has already covered this aspect)... Any idea who this reporter could be? Here's a list of paineinthearse's comments at DU. Just for the sake of curiosity, could someone look through that and...
  • FYI Jeffgannon.com

    02/24/2005 1:55:26 PM PST · by finnman69 · 17 replies · 776+ views
    Bruised but not broken I'm baaaaaaack! If you thought I was going to slink away - then you don't know much about me. Someone still has to battle the Left and now that I've emerged from the crucible, I'm stronger than before. Despite all the pleas from the Left to go over to the 'dark side' and expose the 'corrupt Bush administration' simply isn't going to happen. My faith and my ideology are rock solid. Still, the last few weeks have been difficult for my family and my associates. To them I offer my apology and gratitude for their support....
  • Lawmakers:James Guckert May Have CIA Leak Info

    02/24/2005 8:49:30 AM PST · by Jimmyclyde · 57 replies · 1,840+ views
    Lawmakers: Writer May Have CIA Leak Info Thursday, February 24, 2005 WASHINGTON — Two lawmakers have sent a letter to the U.S. attorney saying a White House reporter who recently resigned following questions about his identity and background may have information vital to the investigation into who leaked a CIA operative's name to the press. Reps. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., and John Conyers, D-Mich., the ranking Democrats on the House Rules Committee and House Judiciary Committee, respectively, wrote a letter to Patrick Fitzgerald (search), the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, saying the Chicago attorney's office may need to...
  • The Gannon/Guckert "scandal": a golden opportunity

    02/24/2005 8:53:42 AM PST · by BibChr · 47 replies · 1,022+ views
    Biblical Christianity Blog ^ | 2/24/05 | Daniel J. Phillips
    I hope President Bush is reading his Bible these days. If so, here's praying that he attends closely to Proverbs 21:22 -- A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. Since Democratic leadership joins call for Gannon inquiry, and various other liberal sources keep expressing outrage that an uncredentialed and politically-motivated individual could actually break into the hallowed ranks of the White House presstitute corpse [double sic], I think the Bush administration should pull a deft Judo move. They should propose performing the exact same investigation on all WH reporters....
  • Mike Gallagher rips into bloggers

    02/24/2005 7:21:19 AM PST · by Jeff Blogworthy · 34 replies · 629+ views
    JeffBlogworthy.com ^ | 2-24-2005 | Jeff Blogworthy
    I just listened to Mike Gallagher spend five minutes ripping into bloggers on his radio show. He started out by talking about the Jeff Gannon scandal, calling him a "creepy guy." Gallagher went on the say that it is the "blogging atmosphere" that allowed the Gannon scandal to happen. He said that bloggers are a bunch of "geeky losers in their basements cranking out crap on a computer" and that blogging provides "power for freak-shows to harass and destroy individuals." "I am worried about this trend of legitimizing bloggers," Gallagher said. He then went on to reveal his ignorance of...
  • Both Houses of Congress Get Involved in 'Gannon' Case

    02/23/2005 4:57:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies · 1,223+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Wednesday, February 23, 2005 | Joe Strupp
    Two leaders of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee want the federal prosecutor investigating the Valeria Plame case to subpoena a personal journal of controversial White House reporter James Guckert, following Editor & Publisher's disclosure yesterday that Guckert claims he kept the journal for the past two years. "It is clear that a primary obstacle to the ... investigation is uncovering a precise chronology of when, and to whom, classified information was leaked," Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), one of those seeking the subpoena, told E&P. "The revelation by Editor & Publisher that Mr. Guckert kept contemporaneous records of his 'reporting' activities...
  • Real news about a fake newsman

    02/23/2005 10:12:30 AM PST · by rface · 77 replies · 1,771+ views
    The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) ^ | Feb. 23, 2005 | Francis Volpe
    I had been wondering why it has taken so long for the strange saga of fake journalist Jeff Gannon to catch on. To bring you up to date, Gannon was a writer for the conservative website TalonNews.com who took part in White House press briefings for two years, despite the fact he had been deemed ineligible for a permanent press pass. Whenever called upon during the daily press gaggle, Gannon would ask "questions" that were attacks on the Bush administration's perceived opponents, rather than honest attempts to elicit information. The Washington Post noted in a story from a year ago...
  • Senate Democratic leadership joins push for Gannon inquiry. (Letter to the President)

    02/22/2005 5:24:55 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 11 replies · 656+ views
    Dear Mr. President, At a press conference in the White House on January 26, you stated that “there needs to be a nice, independent relationship between the White House and the press.” In that same press conference, you called on a reporter then known as Jeff Gannon, who worked for an organization called Talon News. Since that time, the public has learned that the real name of that reporter is James Dale Guckert, not Jeff Gannon, and that he had regular access to the White House press facilities for more than a year. We have also learned that the questions...
  • Bush press pal quits over gay prostitute link

    02/21/2005 4:25:30 PM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 66 replies · 1,774+ views
    Independat-media.tv ^ | Feb. 10, 2005 | Helen Kennedy
    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...
  • Homosexual press hot to 'out' Bush figures

    02/21/2005 12:54:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 70 replies · 3,340+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, February 21, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Disclosures that an alleged homosexual escort working for a pro-Republican website was granted access to the White House press room has led to efforts in the nation's homosexual press to "out" top-ranking Bush administration officials and GOP leaders based on uncorroborated, undocumented and unnamed sources. In the last week, reports in New York's Gay City News and 365Gay.com and other homosexual-friendly publications and blogs have made specific allegations about individuals based exclusively on unnamed sources and rumors and playing off the sensational revelations about Jeff Gannon – by daylight a credentialed "reporter" covering the White House for two...
  • DUer: How many other freepers are White House insiders and GOP operatives?

    02/20/2005 7:10:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 226 replies · 2,038+ views
    The DUmp | 2/20/05
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x1611792 DoYouEverWonder (1000+ posts) Sun Feb-20-05 08:06 PM Original message How many other freepers are White House insiders and GOP operatives? So far we know that Gannon, Buckhead and Eberle all used the site to spread the WH Propaganda. There must have been others? Anybody know of any others? The Free Republic was one of the WH Propaganda Machine's main venues to launch their rumors and smear campaigns. How much contact did the WH have with members of this site? Was there any financial support from the GOP? Who else is a freeper? Does Rove have his own account or...
  • The insanity of the American Left

    02/20/2005 4:08:14 PM PST · by CauseEverything · 8 replies · 254+ views
    Armavirumque ^ | February 20, 2005 | Roger Kimball
    Everyone knows of Jeff Gannon now. He's the chap who wanted leave a sordid sexual past behind him and become a reporter. Fine and dandy, except that it turned out he was pro-Bush. We can't have that in the White House Press Corps, can we? So the left-wing (a.k.a. mainstream) media set out to destroy the fellow. PowerLine recounts the whole dismal story here. The presence of a Bush-friendly journalist in the White House press corps was taken by the left as a deep affront. A study conducted a few years ago found that the White House press corps is...
  • Gannon's Enemies List

    02/20/2005 5:49:36 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 27 replies · 931+ views
    Jeff Gannon is considering suing liberal interest groups, bloggers and others for a "political assassination" that drove him from his job as a reporter for a conservative news outfit called Talon News, he told NEWSWEEK. Gannon, whose real name is James Guckert, singled out Media Matters—a "well-funded" liberal group headed by longtime "attack dog" David Brock. ("Everything we wrote about him came from the public record," Brock replied.)
  • Just in from our too dumb to zot dept: Gannon scoop shows White House Forged TANG/CBS memos?!?!

    02/19/2005 5:21:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 143 replies · 4,984+ views
    DailyKos, via LittleGreenFootballs via CAS mailing list | RegenerationMan
    It now appears that Jeff Gannon could be the thread that unravels the real story behind the TANG/CBS forgeries. I have put together a case here that if looked at carefully by the blogosphere would show that the TANG forgeries were made by the White House, probably Dan Bartlett, and then given to Bill Burkett by a former associate of Karl Rove, Roger Stone. Stone's wife, Nydia, who is Cuban, was most likely the Hispanic lady on the phone who convinced Burkett the documents were real and that he should burn them after copying them to protect her honor. ~snip~...
  • Pathetically Cosmic Comedy at Kos

    02/19/2005 2:22:05 PM PST · by finnman69 · 27 replies · 512+ views
    LGF ^ | 2/19/05 | Spiny Norman
    saturday, february 19, 2005   Pathetically Cosmic Comedy at Kos A Kos Kid is connecting the dots and abusing the punctuation, in one of the best Daily Kos posts ever: Gannon scoop shows White House Forged TANG/CBS memos?!?! (Hat tip: Tim Blair.) It now appears that Jeff Gannon could be the thread that unravels the real story behind the TANG/CBS forgeries. I have put together a case here that if looked at carefully by the blogosphere would show that the TANG forgeries were made by the White House, probably Dan Bartlett, and then given to Bill Burkett by a former...
  • DUer: Someone PLEASE check out possible Gannon/"Buckhead" connection

    02/18/2005 11:25:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies · 1,866+ views
    The DUmp | 2/18/05
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x1607348 GarySeven (466 posts) Fri Feb-18-05 10:21 PM Original message Someone PLEASE check out possible Gannon/"Buckhead" connection I don't have the capability of doing this, but some of you sneaky bastards do. If Gannon is the source of the TANG documents, which were an obvious White House plant, then there MUST be some connection between Gannon and "Buckhead" the Freeper blogger who raised questions about the typefont used in the documents. Remember, "Buckhead" has been identified as Harry MacDougald, an Atlanta attorney (Buckhead is a suburb of Atlanta). He is a member of the Federalist Society and is on the...
  • DUer: Here's the problem with Gannon

    02/19/2005 8:12:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies · 996+ views
    The DUmp | 2/19/05
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x1607992 TomClash (1000+ posts) Sat Feb-19-05 09:49 AM Original message Here's the problem with Gannon It's not that he's gay. It's not that he's a prostitute. It's not the kinky websites. It's not even the hypocrisy. It's the breach of national security. What if Gannon was an agent for China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, Israel, North Korea or some other country? He received classified information about Valerie Plame. He received classified information about the timing of "Shock and Awe." He was close to someone in the White House (and yes it could be Bush or Rove) who probably had access...
  • Transcript of CNN Interview with the Reporter Formerly Known as Gannon

    02/19/2005 5:25:40 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 73 replies · 2,457+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Feb. 19, 2005 | CNN
    The following is the transcript of the Friday night CNN interview of Jeff Gannon/James Guckert by Anderson Cooper. COOPER: There are many questions that have been raised about whether or not -- people raising the specter that you are somehow a White House plant. Are you a White House plant? Were you (UNINTELLIGIBLE)? GANNON: Absolutely not. As a matter of fact, how I came to be at the White House is I asked to attend a briefing. I asked the White House Press Office. They gave me a daily pass to get in. COOPER: This liberal group, Media Matters, which...