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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 06:39 AM
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The Jeff Gannon story on the Today Show (2/17/05)
7:13

Katie: "there is a scandal brewing in the West Wing of the White House"

Tom Costello reports that Jeff Gannon had been a regular in the press room for 2 years.

Gannon reported for Talonnews.com which is connected to a Texas political operation GOPUSA

-Clips of Gannon asking questions

"the White House now admits it knew his name"

Reported that Gannon was turned down repeatedly for Congressional press pass

Kelly McBride (Poynter School of Journalism)~"this clearly was not journalism"

or was it?

McLellan's quote about many people being in that room many expressing opinions from print journalism to talk radio

Left leaning bloggers have uncovered that Gannon was linked to pornographic gay websites that may be escort services

"Gannon has resigned from Talon news leaving the public with a strange tale of an assumed identity, politics, the new world of internet porn, and agenda journalism"

Katie:"Okay...it's 7:15 now here is Matt"
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 06:43 AM
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1. Wow! Did Matt get all squeamish?
;)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 06:52 AM
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2. No they went right to a report about possible life on Mars
Edited on Thu Feb-17-05 06:53 AM by underpants
Methane gases "Now this is suggesting that there are cows on Mars"


Then a report on the pudgy disco cyber star singing the Romanian pop song. MayayaHEEE MayayaHAA MayayaHAHA

The Today HAS become People magazine.
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latteromden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 07:01 AM
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7. Dragostea Din Tei! *cracks up* How the hell did THAT get on
the Today Show? :wtf:
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 08:40 AM
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17. Couldn't let Olbermann out-report them, I suppose. n/t
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 01:02 PM
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32. I think he asked for the website names :)
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 06:53 AM
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3. they probably are are just testing what dissing the presidents men will do
if it goes over without outrage, knasning of teeth and hair pulling we may hear some more about it..

lame duck scandals are traditionally major fodder for the unMedia and there is SOooo much to scandalize about this wet brain alcoholic moron president. and they are starting to lose out on some JUICY stuff

i see a cartoon developing .. Carl Rove dressed as a little Dutch boy with his finger in a Dyke with trickles of water spilling over the top with titles written in them like.. looting of SSI, Bu$h lied 1,500 soldiers died, Tax cuts for the rich/higher taxes for the poor, drug program giveaway for the Pharmaceutical companies.. Corporate Fascism, etc etc
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 09:41 AM
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25. Now there's an image!
Rove...with his finger in a Dyke

What if Rove is really a drag dyke? You heard it here first. (Excuse my morning pre-coffee silliness.)
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 12:34 PM
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31. OK, now I've had my coffee and can think more clearly
It's not that hard, and is kind of fun, to imagine Rove in a little Dutch schoolboy uniform, bottoming to everyone's favorite hot White House military stud top. :spank: Please, Sir JeffJames, may I have another. :spank:

More seriously and completely speculatively, that would explain why GOPravda is so terrified of this story. Normally we might expect them to sweep it under the rug with a joke and a titter, and pretend that they covered the story for all that it really was. But if Rove is involved and the whole White House press corps knows it, that would explain their terror. No one wants to risk the wrath of Attila the Rove.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 06:53 AM
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4. You see, the scandal is all about Jeff...
The White House was just trying to open up the press corp to include a wider variety of views...

Innocent as new born babes...
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 06:54 AM
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5. The problem is abuse of power. The Bush Admin has the power to decide
who gets into White House briefings and abused that power by applying a different standard to let in a ringer.

Gannon/Guckert was free to do "advocacy journalism" on his own website, but shouldn't have been let into White House press briefings under one standard whem a liberal who just has a website couldn't have gotten in.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 06:57 AM
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6. Expressing views in a leadup to a CRITICAL question about
a president is journalism.

Expressing views in a leadup to a SOFTBALL question about a president is phoniness.


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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 07:03 AM
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8. Imus was talking about Gannon thismorning too. n/t
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 07:04 AM
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9. "left leaning bloggers"
with the help of alternative media have forced the Today Show to mention the scandal. MSM should all be ashamed but they don't really see it as their jobs anymore to investigate and report. The WH press corps hasn't been up in arms that a prostitute with ties to the GOP has been given the same stature as themselves, with their spokesperson saying that he didn't see that anything needed to be changed as far as credentialling reporters.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Soon the TV talking heads and those who simply print press releases will be accepted only as the entertainment/PR hacks that they are and the alternative media will emerge as the new Fourth Estate.

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 07:24 AM
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11. IMHO-MSM is shamed by realizing their actual role
It's the "how the hell did we get here?" type thing
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 07:22 AM
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10. Kicked and Recommended!
We need to get this onto the Greatest page before the TERRA comes!

:evilgrin:
dbt
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 07:25 AM
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12. Bless You Jon Stewart
Because of last night's Daily Show, they are forced to talk about it. And he's not done yet, I bet. Personally I will make sure everyone I know watches the repeat of last night's show at 7:00 tonight.
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 07:30 AM
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13. Shout out to Keith Olbermann
too--the only other MSM person talking about this story besides Jon before today.
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 07:54 AM
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14. Olberman kills me!
He went into (graphic) detail about this guy last night and I'm sure he isn't through yet!
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 08:22 AM
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16. Don't have cable -- what approach did Stewart take?
(That's one of the things that redeems travel for me - if the hotel had Comdey Central)
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 08:47 AM
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18. Watch clip here:
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 09:26 AM
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22. Thank you very much!
I watched the whole thing :)

:yourock:
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 09:37 AM
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24. Wow! Thanks Almost worth breaking my boycott of Comcast
to get Comedy Central

(Boycotting just on general principal of them having a monopoly - not over any specific misdeeds, although there are plenty of those)
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 01:03 PM
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34. Ted Hitler was awesome!
You rock Ted!
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 08:48 AM
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19. Yikes! I knew I forgot to do something last night...watch The Daily Show.
I have watched every night, execept of course for last night, to see if the fake news with fake reporters would report on another fake reporter.

Can you please share what Stewart did with it? I can't wait until 7PM!!!!!
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 01:55 PM
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35. One of the Best Daily Shows ever
Becuase we wouldn't want those bloggers getting away with reporting FACTS-oh no we can't have facts.

I want a transcript of that show!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 09:02 AM
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20. Kelly McBride is right--this clearly is NOT journalism
Edited on Thu Feb-17-05 09:14 AM by rocknation
The mention of the GOPUSA connection is a pleasant surprise. But the bad news is, they didn't say that the GOPUSA connection should have disqualified Talon, even if it had been in business for more than two days. That, and their not mentioning the Plame connection.

:headbang:
rocknation
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johnnyrocket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 09:56 AM
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27. Wrong! Talon News is irrelevant! Gannon was IN month before
AmericaBlog has video clips from CSPAN that PROVE he was in the Whitehorse before any Talon news came around! This thing is very fishy.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 09:23 AM
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21. LMAO at the quote
"the White House now admits it knew his name"

as if the inanimate White House was the guilty party.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 09:33 AM
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23. She left out that he is a "Christian"
A christian male escort.

He's what the french would call an entrepreneur if they had that word. ;-)
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 09:54 AM
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26. LOL ! Very Funny! n/t
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 10:35 AM
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28. I'm suprised that GENBC was this fair.
We all know that Matt Lauer "likes" (possibly a "MANDATE") Bush.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 10:35 AM
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29. Katie looked disappointed in the piece -- as if it didn't
cover enough.

Or maybe I was just imagining things.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-05 10:48 AM
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30. Was Guckert being paid to be in the WH press room?
Seems to me if he was being paid for his
"services" that probably extended to the
whoring he did for the WH and Republicans...
cash under the table at Christmas?

This thing is larger than it looks and
I'm not talking about Mr. G's G spot.
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