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

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: Who is Jeff Gannon?


"Thank you. Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the U.S. economy. Harry Reid was talking about soup lines. And Hillary Clinton was talking about the economy being on the verge of collapse. Yet in the same breath they say that Social Security is rock solid and there's no crisis there. How are you going to work -- you've said you are going to reach out to these people -- how are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?"
-“Jeff Gannon” at White House Press Gaggle, January 26, 2005

“Who is this brave man, Jeff Gannon? How did he come by the courage to ask bold questions like the one above to the White House? And, more importantly, why did I put his name in quotation marks? Well, Mr. Gannon is a reporter for Talon News. A fearless (and hairless) defender of Truth, Justice, and Republican Ideals. He deals with important people all of the time.”
-Skippy


“Sean spends a moment with Jeff Gannon, Washington Bureau Chief for Talon News.com. Jeff talks about his daily meetings with White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan.”
-Program notes, Sean Hannity’s radio show, February 10, 2004

“Mr. Gannon is obviously well placed and connected, but who is Jeff Gannon?”
-Skippy

“I've been a preppie, a yuppie, blue-collar, green-collar and white-collar. I've served in the military, graduated from college, taught in the public school system, was a union truck driver, a management consultant, a fitness instructor and an entrepreneur. I'm a two-holiday Christian and I usually vote Republican because they most often support conservative positions.”
-“Jeff Gannon”, at ConservativeGuy.com

“Seems he can’t hold a job. Strong credentials for a White House reporter? Mmm.. Not so much. In fact, it turns out that his name isn’t even really ‘Jeff Gannon’. So, honestly, who is ‘Jeff Gannon’?”
-Skippy


“For those out there that still have questions about me and don't think I should be able to be a journalist, here's what you need to know:

I'm everything people on the Left seem to despise. I'm a man who is white, politically conservative, a gun-owner, an SUV driver and I've voted for Republicans. I'm pro-American, pro-military, pro-democracy, pro-capitalism, pro-free speech, anti-tax and anti-big government. Most importantly, I'm a Christian. Not only by birth, but by rebirth through the blood of Jesus Christ.”
-“Jeff Gannon” at JeffGanon.com

“Well, we’re no closer to that answer, but Mr. Gannon, despite being a pseudonym and working for a ‘not ready for prime time’ news agency, has been able to get into White House press briefings since 2003 (doesn’t ANYONE at the White House do background checks anymore?). He also seems to have been well connected in Washington. Anyone remember that little Valerie Plame investigation?”
-Skippy

“White House-credentialed fake news reporter ‘Jeff Gannon’ from fake news agency ‘Talon News’ was cited by the Washington Post as having the only access to an internal CIA memo that named Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, as a covert CIA agent. Gannon, in a question posed to Wilson in an October 2003 interview, referred to the memo (to which no other news outlet had access, according to the Post). Gannon subsequently has been subpoenaed by the federal grand jury looking into the Plame outing.”
-DailyKos, January 30, 2005

“Wow.. Now THAT is well connected. It appears that Mr. Gannon appeared fully formed, like Athena from Zeus’s forehead, in 2002. Before that he seems (based on several pictures, some connections through web-site ownership and a comment on his old frat’s web page) to have been a guy named Jim ‘JD’ Guckert. Can you really blame him for using a pseudonym? I think that he wanted something that rhymed with ‘cannon’. Mr. Gannon, or Guckert, has been a busy man, with numerous apparent connections to various web-based enterprises. Some of them are rather interesting. You see, all of Jeff/Jim’s web pages were registered through the Bedrock Corp. of Wilmington, which uses Mr. Guckert as a contact person. What names were registered by this particular company? I’m glad you asked. (Ok, I know you didn’t ask, but work with me here).:
Conservativeguy.com

Conservative-guy.com
Conservativelegal.com
Exposejessejackson.com
Jeffgannon.com
Theconservativeguy.com
Theconservativelegal.com
The-conservative-guy.com
conservative-guy.com
Hotmilitarystud.com
Militaryescorts.com
Militaryescortsm4m.com
Ok.. the first several are ok, but at the end? I’m not sure I want to go there, especially since I have seen The Picture on his old AOL page. I refuse to show it here, since I send this out from my work e-mail, but I have seen The Picture. It makes The Ring look like amateur hour. It is terrifying. It is horrifying. It is Jim/Jeff in his underwear. They are briefs. The horror. The horror. This brings us to our next quote like lambs to Rep. Slaughter.”
-Skippy


“Dear Mr. President:

In light of the mounting evidence that your Administration has, on several occasions, paid members of the media to advocate in favor of Administration policies, I feel compelled to ask you to address a matter brought to my attention by the Niagara Falls Reporter (article attached), a local newspaper in my district, regarding James ‘JD’ Guckert (AKA Jeff Gannon) of Talon News.
According to several credible reports, ‘Mr. Gannon’ has been repeatedly credentialed as a member of the White House press corps by your office and has been regularly called upon in White House press briefings by your Press Secretary Scott McClellan, despite the fact evidence shows that ‘Mr. Gannon’ is a Republican political operative, uses a false name, has phony or questionable journalistic credentials, is known for plagiarizing much of the ‘news’ he reports, and according to several web reports, may have ties to the promotion of the prostitution of military personnel. “
-Letter from Representative Louise Slaughter to George ‘Dubya’ Bush, February 9, 2005

“Now ask yourself… Why did this man get into Press Briefings again? I’d like to thank all of the blogs out there that made today’s quotes possible (and with special thanks to the letters ‘B’ and ‘S’. Kos, Corrente, World O’ Crap, Atrios, God bless you, and God bless America, where even a pseudonym can become rich and famous. I am, and always will be.. Skippy”
-Skippy



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