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  • Stay Tuned for More of 'The Obama Show' (Washington Post roasts Obama)

    06/24/2009 5:45:35 AM PDT · by dennisw · 47 replies · 2,394+ views
    washingtonpost. ^ | Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | By Dana Milbank
    President Obama preempted soaps (but) viewers shouldn't have been disappointed: The president had arranged some prepackaged entertainment for them. After the obligatory first question from the Associated Press, Obama treated the overflowing White House briefing room to a surprise. "I know Nico Pitney is here from the Huffington Post," he announced. Obama knew this because White House aides had called Pitney the day before to invite him, and they had escorted him into the room. They told him the president was likely to call on him, with the understanding that he would ask a question about Iran that had been...
  • ABC Can't Find Military McCain Supporter in Iraq

    04/08/2008 6:25:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 43 replies · 393+ views
    Members of the military are prohibited from engaging in political activity, but ABC News convinced a few soldiers in Iraq to go before the cameras to discuss their choices for president. It is well known that the troops generally support Republicans because of their pro-military credentials, which is the reason Al Gore tried to have ballots from overseas military bases disqualified during the 2000 recount. However, Martha Raddatz could not find a single soldier who supported Sen. John McCain, a Vietnam War veteran for Commander in Chief. Most of those Raddatz interviewed backed Sen. Barack Obama with one favoring Sen....
  • DC Gun Ban Ruling Will Aid McCain, GOP

    06/25/2008 6:51:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 7 replies · 161+ views
    Conventional “wisdom” suggests that the current political environment favors Democrats in 2008. The long Democratic primary between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama kept the focus on the candidates and away from the issues. Except for the broad themes of “hope” and “change” few Obama supporters can name a single position articulated by the Illinois senator. However, certain events may inject issues into the electoral debate that help John McCain and the Republicans. High gasoline prices have changed the dynamics of the national campaign, shifting public opinion toward offshore drilling and blaming Democrats for obstructing efforts to increase domestic energy...
  • Scott, We Hardly Knew Ye

    05/29/2008 4:12:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 64 replies · 311+ views
    Former Colleagues, White House Reporters Stunned By McClellan AllegationsMSNBC’s spittle-spewing Chris Matthews had a new “tingle running down his leg” Wednesday with the release of a “tell-all” book by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan critical of the Bush administration. However, Matthews was only one among legions of Old Media liberals gushing about McClellan’s tome. In "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception," McClellan said that the war in Iraq was “unnecessary” and sold with “propaganda” and suggested that Karl Rove, Scooter Libby and maybe Vice President Dick Cheney conspired to conceal their roles...
  • Jeff Gannon Stays in Washington

    05/14/2008 2:53:26 PM PDT · by RedAmerican Man · 12 replies · 86+ views
    Jeff Gannon Interview in Double Think: Mr. Gannon Stays in Washington
  • Rev. Wright Confirms All That We Knew

    04/28/2008 3:18:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 17 replies · 227+ views
    The spinners of the Obama campaign and the Illinois senator's Old Media sycophants that have been trying to convince Americans that the remarks of Rev. Jeremiah Wright have been misquoted or taken out of context are probably going to get drunk tonight if they have not already done so. Many of them sat with dropped jaw this morning as they watched Barack Obama's former pastor repeat the outrageous claims made in several sermons over the past few years. Flanked by bodyguards on loan from Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam, Rev. Wright played to a packed and stacked audience at the...
  • Peaceniks Riot At National Press Club

    03/17/2008 2:24:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 16 replies · 1,030+ views
    Members of anti-American, pro-terrorist groups Code Pink, Global Exchange and others staged a riot during a press conference at the National Press Club on Friday. I attended Friday's news event as a working journalist and a member of the National Press Club The rabble disrupted a presentation by pro-victory organization Move America Forward (MAF) of its “Sedition Report” that detailed hundreds of attacks on military recruiting centers across the country. Prior to the melee, former radio talk show host Melanie Morgan and MAF Chairperson listed numerous instances of violence, vandalism and intimidation including: - Bombing of Armed Services recruiting center...
  • The Long Unraveling of Obama

    02/26/2008 7:26:58 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 42 replies · 187+ views
    Last week, Sen. Hillary Clinton jumped all over Sen. Barack Obama for speeches he made that employed phrases and flourishes previously used by Deval Patrick during his run for governor of Massachusetts. The overblown charges of plagiarism from Clinton’s surrogates and the candidate’s own attack line, “change you can Xerox” unleashed during a debate had little effect. The juvenile back-and-forth between the Democratic candidates about who used what words when hid the fact that neither Clinton nor Obama had much new to say. The campaigns of both candidates focused on the word “change” without offering any clue as to the...
  • No Hope For NBC

    12/11/2007 7:32:27 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 40 replies · 210+ views
    Jeff Gannon - A Voice of the New Media ^ | 12/11/2007 | Jeff Gannon
    Would Network Air Comedian’s Troop Shows Today?NBC sank to a new low last week when it rejected ads thanking American troops for their sacrifice and offering them Christmas greetings. A network official deemed the spots produced by Freedom’s Watch, a pro-troop organization to be “too political.” The ensuing backlash from patriotic Americans convinced an adult at NBC to reverse the decision after a few days. The controversy underscored the liberal bias of the Old Media that can no longer be hidden or denied. The mindset that perceives a message of gratitude and support for American troops as "too political" defies...
  • DC Chapter Alert: Jeff Gannon Book Signing on Capitol Hill Wednesday 12/5/07

    12/03/2007 7:43:35 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 13 replies · 311+ views
    Trover’s Books is a family-owned and operated bookstore on Capitol Hill, near the US Capitol, Library of Congress, and Supreme Court. (Capitol South Metro stop, Next to the Library of Congress) Jeff Gannon will be signing copies of his book, "The Great Media War: A Battlefield Report" at Trover's Books on December 5 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Trover's Books is Capitol Hill's premiere bookstore where Washington luminaries and politicians have their book signings. Trover’s Books 221 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Washington, D.C. 20003
  • CNN 'Debate-gate' Rages On

    11/30/2007 7:52:58 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 93 replies · 214+ views
    Jeff Gannon - A Voice of the New Media ^ | 11/30/2007 | Jeff Gannon
    <p>CNN's YouTube Republican presidential debate will go down in history as one of America's biggest media scandals alongside Dan Rather's fake documents and Will Duranty's Pultizer Prize-winning pro-Stalin proganda for The New York Times. The cries of "foul" from conservatives and Republicans will soon be drowned out by the wails from those who rightfully lose their jobs at CNN for the supposedly objective forum that was rife with Democratic activists posing "gotcha" questions.</p>
  • Jeff Gannon To Speak At Columbia

    11/29/2007 8:24:02 AM PST · by RedAmerican Man · 29 replies · 445+ views ^ | November 26, 2007 | Jeff Gannon
    From: November 26, 2007 ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Book Talk at Columbia University, Dec. 5 I'll be at Columbia University on December 5 at 7:00PM talking about my book, "The Great Media War: A Battlefield Report". My presentation is part of the "Friendly Fire Free Speech Series" sponsored by the Columbia Political Union. There will be a one-on-one discussion about my book, followed by a Q & A with the audience as well as a book signing at the conclusion of the program.
  • Hillary’s Attempted ‘High-Tech Lynching’

    11/20/2007 8:59:49 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 52 replies · 123+ views
    Jeff Gannon - A Voice of the New Media ^ | 11/19/2007 | Jeff Gannon
    Conservative columnist Robert Novak caused quite a stir over the weekend writing that a Democratic operative told him that the Clinton campaign possessed a cache of scandalous information about rival presidential candidate Barack Obama, but had decided not to use it. Before long, the camps of the frontrunner and her closest challenger were trading accusations and denials, much to the delight of bored reporters and pundits looking for something to spice up the dulling march to Mrs. Clinton’s coronation as the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee. The ensuing discussions about the source, timing and substance of the claims gave rise to...
  • Hillary’s Brownshirts Drown Out Competition

    11/16/2007 8:42:27 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 36 replies · 90+ views
    Jeff Gannon - A Voice of the New Media ^ | 11/15/2007 | Jeff Gannon
    Voters hoping to learn more about the positions of Democratic presidential candidates came away from Thursday night’s Las Vegas slugfest empty, confused and a bit angry. Even though CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer promised that each candidate would have ample time to articulate their key points during the broadcast, much of the face time went to Sen. Hillary Clinton. When the camera wasn’t on her, the questions were about her or the other candidates were talking about the former First Lady. Following the Russert debacle in the last debate, the Clinton campaign went to work on Blitzer, turning Wolf into a...
  • Who Will Lead The Democrats’ ‘Anbar Awakening’?

    11/15/2007 5:10:16 PM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 11 replies · 81+ views
    Jeff Gannon - A Voice of the New Media ^ | 11/15/2007 | Jeff Gannon
    By every measure, the tide has turned in Iraq. American troop deaths are on the decline along with the number of roadside bombings and incidents of sectarian violence. The flow of refugees out of Iraq has reversed course and those displaced within the country are returning to the neighborhoods where they once lived. Several factors came together to change what many believed to be a quagmire for the United States and an intractable civil war between Shi’a and Sunnis into a hopeful scenario of a secure and democratic Islamic nation in the heart of the Middle East. The dramatic shift...
  • Quakers Target of Corruption Probe

    10/08/2007 8:37:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 28 replies · 1,002+ views
    Voice of the New Media ^ | 10/08/2007 | Jeff Gannon
    One of the Hard Left's most prominent subversive groups is the target of a corruption investigation by the Pennsylvania State Attorney General. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a whistleblower alleged the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), commonly referred to as the Quakers, diverted funds bequethed to it for medical scholarships to other activities, most likely pro-illegal alien assistance and war resistance. The AFSC is at the center of the Hard Left's network of groups many consider anti-American, including United for Peace and Justice and Over the years, the Quakers have been the darling of the Hollywood Left and intellectual...
  • Gannon: Helen Thomas was treated like 'mafia don'

    10/04/2007 6:16:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 31 replies · 1,209+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | October 3, 2007 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    For anyone hoping to find out some racy details within the pages of Jeff Gannon’s newly published book, “The Great Media War,” you’ll be sorely disappointed. Gannon resigned as White House correspondent from the conservative Talon News in 2005 amid charges of right-wing bias, inexperience and salacious accusations about his personal life. In the book, he admits nothing, referring only to his “perceived sexuality” and “photographs said to be me in various states of undress.” “In actuality,” he writes, “my personal life was dull compared to the fantasy world created by the Angry Gay Left.” No, in the tome that’s...
  • Jeff Gannon on Randi Rhodes (Posted for Purely Entertainment Purposes Only)

    10/05/2006 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Registered · 25 replies · 2,295+ views
    RandiToads ^ | 10052006 | Registered
    JEFF GANNON LIVE! 10.05.2006 Jeff Gannon, the former gay male escort/White House Corespondent, is scheduled to be on live with Randi TODAY in the 3rd hour of her show (5:30pm ET, Thursday).
  • Is He Johnny Gosch? (Jeff Gannon Is Johnny Gosch-DU)

    04/05/2005 9:26:34 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 47 replies · 2,964+ views
    The DesMoines Register ^ | April 5, 2005 | Erin Crawford
    Cannot post this bizarre story because it's from Gannet. But it's about DU and their fantastical conspiracy theory that Jeff Gannon is actually Johnny Gosch, an Iowa paperboy who was kidnapped in 1982. If you thought their take on the tsunami was wacky, get a load of this.
  • 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.
  • Celebrate FR's 10th Anniversary in D.C. w/ JimRob at Support the Troops Weekend, Sept. 22-23, 2006

    08/29/2006 7:06:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 128 replies · 8,995+ views
    Tuesday, August 29, 2006 | Kristinn
    All FReepers and lurkers in good standing are invited to join Jim Robinson and the D.C. Chapter of in Washington, D.C. this September to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Free Republic.The celebration will be held as part of Support the Troops and Their Mission Weekend, September 22-23, which will feature a rally at the Washington Monument.The rally will be held Saturday, September 23rd from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument, 15th Street and Independence Avenue, SW. (NOTE: Slightly different location than previously announced.After the rally, a private party for Freepers...
  • Journo Socks It to GOP Gays

    07/15/2006 10:18:19 AM PDT · by firebrand · 4 replies · 494+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 15, 2006 | Page Six
    Former White House reporter and alleged male escort Jeff Gannon came to town on Thursday to address the Log Cabin Republican club's monthly meeting---and he took no prisoners, The Post's Robert George reports. Openly gay Gannon, a k a James Guckert, quit his job with the now-defunct conservative Talon News Web site last year after his fake name, slender journalism background and escort connections came to light.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-09-06 ("U.S. Military Coup happened today")

    05/09/2006 9:48:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 127 replies · 1,852+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 9, 2006 | DUmmie LeftHander, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Did you know that we had a military coup last Friday? If you blinked your eyes you might have missed it. However, DUmmie LeftHander was perceptive enough to spot that elusive military coup as you can see in his THREAD titled, "U.S. Military Coup happened today - BushCo is Toast." I made fun of DUmmie Steve2470 for merely speculating, Would the military intervene to save us? DUmmie LeftHander has gone him one further by stating that the military coup has already happened but we just didn't notice it. Upon what does DUmmie LeftHander base his premise of an invisible...
  • 'Brokeback' Faces Burnout at Box Office

    12/23/2005 9:00:54 AM PST · by Millee · 87 replies · 1,343+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/23/05 | Roger Friedman
    You wouldn’t know it from all the hype and the endless critics’ awards. But Ang Lee’s "Brokeback Mountain" may be suffering a little burnout in its third week of release. Indeed, "Brokeback"—-aka the Gay Cowboy movie—-has seen declines at the box office every day this week after a huge premiere and subsequent run in gay-concentrated neighborhoods. But now it may be that reality is setting in, and reality bites, as we all know. On Monday, "Brokeback" was 51 percent off from Sunday. On Tuesday, it was down 9.1 percent from Monday. By Wednesday, it was off another 7.6 percent. All...
  • Bush: I Am Responsible For War

    12/14/2005 9:05:55 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 84 replies · 2,716+ views
    CBS ^ | 12/14/05 | AP
    President Bush accepted responsibility on Wednesday for going to war with faulty intelligence, but firmly defended a decision that has deeply divided the country. "We cannot and will not leave Iraq until victory is achieved," he said. "It is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong. As president I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq," the president told a foreign policy forum on the eve of elections to establish Iraq's first permanent, democratically elected government. "And I'm also responsible for fixing what went wrong by reforming our intelligence capabilities. And we're doing just...
  • A Gay Mafia in the Republican Party? (ZOT!!! My dears, such a *divine* little troll).

    11/13/2005 4:33:11 PM PST · by JeffersonAgain · 61 replies · 2,389+ views ^ | November 6, 2005 | by James Buchanan
    by James Buchanan November 6, 2005 Opposition to Gay marriage is one of the biggest reasons many people still support the Republicans. The idea of Gay marriage is a monstrous moral abomination and the Democrats outraged ordinary Americans pushing that piece of insanity. The Gay marriage issue is a highly charged emotional issue, and just the sort of thing that Republicans look for, which can keep them in power. Meanwhile other issues like reverse discrimination, the illegal war in Iraq and an eight trillion dollar federal debt get pushed to page two. Over the last ten years, an increasing...
  • 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...
  • Gay bloggers’ dangerous liaisons: by Jeff Gannon aka. Jim Guckert

    09/22/2005 7:22:40 AM PDT · by rface · 7 replies · 521+ views
    New York Blade ^ | July 2005 | Jeff Gannon
    DURING THE 2004 election, the Internet became a potent force in political activism. Fund-raising, grassroots organizing, advertising and communication could all be done with a mouse click at a small fraction of the cost of television spots, direct mail and phone banks. One of the greatest technological advances in the history of civilization enabled anyone with a laptop and a DSL connection to become part of the process to decide the future of America. But some gay activists have been exploiting this new medium to advance a political agenda that doesn’t reflect gay people in general. Instead of focusing on...
  • Gunning for Jeff Gannon is an unhealthy sport

    09/22/2005 7:30:10 AM PDT · by rface · 6 replies · 406+ views
    New York Blade ^ | | Sep. 22, 2005 | Chris Crain, Executive Editor
    To read the letters and e-mails to this newspaper in response to a few opinion columns by Jeff Gannon, you would think he represents a grave threat to the achievement of equality for gay Americans. In fact, many of his loudest critics represent a much more serious obstacle to the success of the gay rights movement. Gannon, of course, made headlines earlier this year after a softball question he asked President Bush at a press briefing led members of the White House press corps to do some digging into his background. They discovered that Gannon's legal name was Jim Guckert...
  • VANITY-How do I rebut a liberal who says Bush can't be trusted because he "planted" Jeff Gannon??

    08/25/2005 6:51:00 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 21 replies · 406+ views
    08/25/2005 | Self
    I am on another discussion board arguing with this idiot who claims Bush can't be trusted at all, because he planted Jeff Gannon in the media to softball favorable questions yadda yadda...
  • Air America Given White House Press Pass

    07/26/2005 11:33:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 81 replies · 2,757+ views
    Tuesday, July 26, 2005 | Kristinn
    Liberal blogger Eric Brewer, who writes for the blog BTC News, wrote that a 'reporter' for Air America radio has been given a White House press pass.Brewer says he met the new 'reporter' while going through security to cover yesterday's White House briefing by Scott McClellan.The Air America reporter is identified as a lawyer from Aptos, California named Paul Sanford. A quick search shows that Mr. Sanford does have a law practice there, but according to his Website he does not have an education in journalism. However, he is a law professor which might explain his erudite debut question to...
  • 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...
  • Tonight (4/29): 'Jeff Gannon,' Heads to Bill Maher's HBO Show (Uninvited to WHCA Dinner)

    04/29/2005 1:29:35 PM PDT · by dead · 12 replies · 685+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Published: April 29, 2005 10:40 AM ET | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK James D. Guckert, aka Jeff Gannon, has proved his critics wrong on at least one count: His 15 minutes of fame just won't expire. Need more proof? He's set to appear on Bill Maher's live HBO show tonight at 11 p.m. EDT, along with Sen. Charles Schumer, Martin Short, and others. On his Web site today, Gannon announces: "I'll go one on one with [Maher]. ... We're going to talk about politics, last night's presidential press conference, and probably some other stuff." The HBO Web site confirms that Gannon is slated to appear. However, the former White House...
  • Records: Writer (Jeff Gannon) at White House 196 Times (liberal blogs having a cow)

    04/26/2005 1:57:20 PM PDT · by dead · 37 replies · 1,506+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday April 26, 2005 1:31 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative writer who quit his job covering President Bush amid criticism for his pointedly political questions visited the White House 196 times in two years, the Secret Service has disclosed. James D. Guckert, who wrote under the name Jeff Gannon, was Washington bureau chief for Talon News, a conservative online news outlet associated with another Web site, GOPUSA. Guckert posed questions with conservative overtones, attracting scrutiny from liberal bloggers who linked Guckert with online domain addresses suggestive of gay pornography. Guckert resigned in February. Democratic Reps. Louise Slaughter of New York and John Conyers of Michigan...
  • 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...

    04/21/2005 2:56:52 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 15 replies · 1,164+ views
    NRO ^ | 04/20/05 | jim geraghty
    I checked out the reaction over at AmericaBlog, one of the lefty sites that touted Jeff Gannon as The Biggest Story Ever. Some highlights: Boy, It does sound like they are going to be installing "showers" and "ovens" at the Vatican. I see people talking about the Rat Pope's homophobia, misogyny (did his doctoral thesis on St. Augustine!), intolerance, rigid hard-line attitudes, his almost blatant electioneering from the Vatican for Bush, his condemnation of other faiths and on and on and on and on. Well, now it is time to turn attention to the Biblical admonitions against unclean menstruating women...
  • Ex-White House reporter Jeff Gannon is lightning rod on panel about blogs

    04/10/2005 1:16:38 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 11 replies · 704+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/10/05 | Dawn Withers
    <p>Jeff Gannon, the former White House reporter for Talon News, a conservative online news outlet, has once again roiled the Washington journalism establishment. Gannon, whose actual name is James Dale Guckert, resigned two months ago after gaining notoriety for using a fake name while working as a reporter covering the White House. Though he had no journalism experience and previously worked as an escort, he managed to ask President Bush a question at a nationally televised news conference.</p>
  • GayPatriot Goes Silent

    03/30/2005 11:19:59 AM PST · by finnman69 · 11 replies · 504+ views ^ | 3/28/05 | Christian Grantham
    GayPatriot Goes Silent March 28, 2005 GayPatriot, the anonymous gay Republican blogger, has officially signed off. In a statement, no explanation was given. With GayPatriot's permission, I am now able to recount the real story. On Friday, GayPatriot posted "WANTED: GAY TERRORISTS" in which he identified gay activists and bloggers John Aravosis (Americablog) and Michael Rogers (BlogActive) as terrorists. Wanted for crimes against the gay community. Wanted for repeatedly conducting outing witch hunts against gays who do not believe in radical liberal anti-American ideals. For repeated violations of privacy of gay Americans. For conducting systematic civil liberties attacks on gay...
  • The National Press Club welcomes... Jeff Gannon? [They see him as... 'a blogger'!]

    03/28/2005 1:28:04 PM PST · by johnny7 · 14 replies · 569+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | March 28, 2005 | By Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Jeff Gannon is back. At the National Press Club?Yes, the same day that the prestigious Washington, D.C., journalism organization plans to present a lunch talk by former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, it will also allow the former White House reporter/sex site operator to be on a panel discussing bloggers and online journalism. Gannon, whose real name is James Guckert, resigned his job with the conservative Talon News last month after it was revealed he had used a pseudonym, had little journalism background, and had ties to male escort Web sites. Still, Press Club leaders will include...
  • Garry Trudeau: Bush 'Apparently Thinks Propaganda's OK'

    03/19/2005 10:29:16 AM PST · by Crackingham · 33 replies · 1,122+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Mar. 18, 2005
    Why is Garry Trudeau doing a "Doonesbury" sequence inspired by disgraced Republican-friendly reporter Jeff Gannon? "I'm not sure it's commonly understood to what lengths this administration is willing to go to bypass the 'filter,' as Bush calls the media," the cartoonist replied in an e-mail interview. "The president made it official Wednesday -- his Justice Department (news - web sites), fresh from signing off on torture, apparently thinks propaganda's OK too." When asked if he thought the press has underreported the Gannon episode, pundit payola, and other examples of media manipulation, Trudeau said: "It's not that it's been underreported so...
  • Blogged Down

    03/19/2005 5:31:18 PM PST · by Valin · 21 replies · 782+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | 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...
  • Where Is Jeff Gannon When We Need Him?

    03/17/2005 3:16:06 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 8 replies · 545+ views
    Powerline ^ | 3/16/05 | John H. Hinderaker
    President Bush gave a press conference today. Which reminds us why he doesn't do it more often. Here are some of the questions he fielded: Q Mr. President, you say you're making progress in the Social Security debate. Yet private accounts, as the centerpiece of that plan, something you first campaigned on five years ago and laid before the American people, remains, according to every measure we have, poll after poll, unpopular with a majority of Americans. So the question is, do you feel that this is a point in the debate where it's incumbent upon you, and nobody else,...
  • 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...
  • exclusive: Jeff Gannon Speaks

    03/15/2005 5:56:32 PM PST · by lowbridge · 1 replies · 354+ views
  • Secret Service responds on Gannon inquiry, says ‘no deviation’ from ‘proper procedures’

    03/08/2005 11:22:25 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 73 replies · 1,148+ views
    Rawstory ^ | 3/7/05 | John Byrne
    Another allegation has been dismissed in Conyer's seemingly endless parade of witch hunts. This time concerning Gannon/Guckert etc and Secret Service clearance.
  • Blogged Down [Whine Alert]

    03/07/2005 4:14:21 PM PST · by Coastal · 14 replies · 602+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | March 4. 2005 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    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 in an effort to solicit sex for money. Conservative bloggers, meanwhile, created a firestorm after Eason Jordan, the chief news executive for CNN, made controversial remarks during...
  • Gannon On KOGO AM600 (San Diego) Tonight, March 6th.

    03/06/2005 12:03:59 PM PST · by XXXXX88XXXXX · 3 replies · 348+ views
    "JEFF GANNON one voice in the new media and center of a White House non-scandal that the left is exploiting for political gain joins the program for his FIRST LIVE & UNEDITED interview since his mistreatment and edited interviews on television: Every story has two sides - this one does too & KOGO will bring it to you LIVE;" March 6, 2005, 6:00 PM Pacific.
  • The Post Jeff Gannon Era?

    03/05/2005 10:25:19 AM PST · by Coastal · 2 replies · 501+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | March 5, 2005 | CK Rairden
    Jeff Gannon (or if you prefer, James Guckert) has been elevated by an unnamed Democratic strategist to cult like status. According to an article posted on Raw Story, we are all now living in something the fringe left calls the "post-Jeff Gannon era." That's "where the left can finally show we know how to fight back and hold the media accountable.” According to this unnamed strategist. “The right wing spent 30 years telling America about the liberal media, it’s time Democrats found the courage to set the record straight.” It seems that liberals are all up in arms becuase Boston...
  • Frank Rich: In Need of Hunter Thompson's Savage Take (Still Obsessed w/ Gannon Conspiracies)

    03/05/2005 10:12:14 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 39 replies · 809+ views
    NY Times/International Herald Tribune ^ | Sunday March 5, 2005 | Frank 'I feel pretty' Rich
    'The death of Hunter S. Thompson represents that passing from the Age of Gonzo to the Age of Gannon,' wrote Russell Cobb in a Daily Texan column at the University of Texas.As he argues, today's White House press corps are less likely to be invaded by maverick talent like a drug addled reporter from a renegade start up magazine than by Jeff Gannon, a fake reporter run by a bona fide Texas Republican operative.Though few remain on the case, the Gannon story is fast receding. His own website has now started by up as a blog with Gonzo pretentions. As...
  • 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...