If there's one thing worse than bad reporting . . .

....it's good reporting!

And the latest spin on Jeff Gannon's sins is that he was apparently too good of a reporter -- because his stories (such as his amazing prediction that War In Iraq was about to begin) were always right:

According to my source, Gannon's insider tidbits were always on the mark. "Gannon's stuff was always golden," the producer says. My source says they kept asking themself, "how does this small news outfit get this info?"

How indeed.

I blame Deep Throat!

posted by Eric on 02.20.05 at 09:41 PM


Dude, Are you paying attention? The White House MUST answer for all the irregularities and security breaches that benefitted Gannon. Incidentally, he didn't do much reporting. Mostly, he did repeating. Read up on it before you comment next time.

Instafaggot   ·  February 21, 2005 5:23 PM

Considering the rather loose standards for what passes as "journalism" these days, and that "Gannon" is not the first not the last reporter to use a psuedonym; I'm not lossing any sleep over "Gannon". Either you have a Free Press...or you don't.

As long as WH Security knew his real identity, what's the beef about how he gained access? Like the Press and their bureaus are above asking a favor or calling-in a marker?

And psuednominous political reportage and commentary is as old as the immortal Federalist Papers and Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette and "Poor Richard".

Ted B.   ·  February 21, 2005 10:40 PM

Sorry, but a regular day pass for Guckert the gay male prostitute writer when legit reporters couldn't get one just ain't right in the hallowed halls of Bush's "moral values" White House. Who's more dangerous to those values, the real live Guckert or the cartoon Spongebob Squarepants? Hypocrites.

RD   ·  February 23, 2005 6:19 PM

When I worked for a gov't. contractor, I was required to have a machine-readable pass with my REAL name on it, even though I was working on an unclassified contract, and even though my workplace wasn't even on gov't. property. If I had even suggested putting a fake name anywhere near where my real name was supposed to be, I would have been laughed off the premises, gay porn past or no. What would be the point, if not to deceive?

And if Guckhart's "news" is "always right," why was he unable, or unwilling, to get his hard pass the proper way? And don't say "biased mainstream liberal media conspiracy" if you expect to be taken seriously.

It is now a well-known fact that many "independent" right-wing blogs have actually been financed by Republicans. Your dishonesty on this issue leads me to suspect that this is one such blog.

Raging Bee   ·  February 24, 2005 2:53 PM

Good work there, RB! (But you should ask Americablog about Guckert's accuracy....)

And in the interest of full disclosure, it's a well known fact that the Republicans are paying me a dollar for every hit this blog gets -- with a bonus of ten dollars for every leftist criticism I receive.

Eric Scheie   ·  February 24, 2005 7:40 PM

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