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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: Lies, Damn Lies and Jeff Gannon

"Justice is distorted, and our economy is held back by irresponsible class-actions and frivolous asbestos claims -- and I urge Congress to pass legal reforms this year."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, February 2, 2005

"W.R. Grace and Co. and seven high-ranking employees knew a Montana mine was releasing cancer-causing asbestos into the air and tried to hide the danger to workers and townspeople, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. More than 1,200 people became ill, and some of them died, prosecutors said.”
-USA Today, February 8, 2005

“Jeff Gannon

A Voice of the New Media
The voice goes silent.
Because of the attention being paid to me I find it is no longer possible to effectively be a reporter for Talon News. In consideration of the welfare of me and my family I have decided to return to private life.
Thank you to all those who supported me.”
-JeffGannon.com, February 9, 2005

“Today on Blitzer's pathetic interview, whiny JD Guckert claimed that people (bad evil liberals) had followed him to church.

Anything's possible, I suppose, but his real name was first revealed to the world Monday night at 11:54pm, after the week's prime churchgoing day was long over.
And, Guckert himself declared:
‘I'm a two-holiday Christian and I usually vote Republican because they most often support conservative positions.’
Now, we could imagine that he's Catholic and one of those two holidays is Ash Wednesday, but Ash Wednesday happened after he announced that he quit, so, it's hard to imagine that people following him to church after he quit was the reason he quit...

And, to NPR he claimed:
FOLKENFLIK: It's hard to check what Gannon's real interests might be because he doesn't write under his real name. Monday, before his resignation, when Gannon spoke to NPR he said his family had been harassed ever since that press conference.
‘That press conference’ refers to the Bush conference from a couple weeks ago. Since, as he told Wolf, when he says ‘family’ he means mother, brother, and sister-in-law, one wonders how all these evil people found them when, you know, NOBODY KNEW HIS REAL NAME.

Gosh journalisming is shur hard.”
-Atrios (Duncan Black), Eschaton, February 10, 2005

“In the past year:

* GOPUSA.com, a Web site run by Bobby Eberle, a Houston engineer with no previous journalism experience, scored an interview with President Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove.”
-USA Today, December 30, 2003

“Bobby Eberle is not only the CEO of GOPUSA, but also of Talon News where Mr. Gannon was employed. Now he is linked to Karl Rove. This gets more and more interesting (especially with yesterday’s revelation about the Valerie Plame inquiry). Once again, thanks to the blogs (especially AmericaBlog) for keeping track of this fascinating story.”


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