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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 11:43 PM
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OK, if Guckert is hard to "pronounce", why change the first name also?
Why couldn't he be James Gannon? I would love to see this guys real birth certificate...
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jayctravis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 11:44 PM
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1. Anderson Cooper made that point in his interview!
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 11:46 PM
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2. And what was the answer?
Thanks.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 11:49 PM
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3. He dodged it. Anderson asked him what was so hard about Jim.
It was a great moment.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 11:54 PM
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4. The "real" answer is
that, back when I was a fag hag, a lot of the guys I hung out with had "street" or "bar" names for cover. It was always the same name from bar to bar. Some did it because they were closeted and others did it out of protection, i.e., want to make sure the guy they are flirting with won't go "Matthew Shepard" on them. It is common out here in the midwest.

Guckert's problem appears to be arrogance. He used his "street" name. He should have known it would come back to bite him.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 11:56 PM
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5. Because if he used "James Gannon," Folks might think he's GAY!
:silly:And before I get flamed, That WAS a Joke, :eyes:

and who will deny that most Gay men use don't use "nicknames" like Jeff (It would be Jeffery)

or

Because He's..."Jeff Gannon - Male Prostitute." (SNL- Dan Aykroyd reference) :silly:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 04:27 AM
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8. I will deny most gay men use nicknames
I've know hundreds and i am one. Only one or two have used anything but their given name.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 12:49 PM
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12. Sorry, that sentence was a bit confusing, to many double negatives...
..., but that's what I meant, most Gay men DO you their "real" given names, NOT "nicknames" like Jeff.

I meant no offense. My best Friend, while growing up, was Gay.

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jayctravis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 01:49 PM
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13. If he was soliciting online...
You have to admit that "James Guckert" does not bring to mind a "strapping military stud". With a name like that in grade school and high school he's probably heard every variation.

"Jeff Gannon" sounds white and urbane. It could be a porn star name -- or that of a high-power news reporter. And of course he's not going to whore with his real identity.

In this case, it's not a pseudonym or a pen name changed for ease of pronunciation or differentiation from people with similar names (as often happens in media occupations - for actors in SAG and Equity your name cannot match anyone else's). It is an alias used to both change his image and to keep anyone off his trail, say for tax evasion or prostitution.

My guess is he probably has a different "trick" name. Surely he didn't write in the press pool using the name he gives to his clients.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-05 02:13 AM
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15. One thing we think we do know, is that he is lying about his age
According to what I saw on "The Daily Show," He claims to be 32yrs on hotmilitarystud.com, but every news reports I've seen, they say he's 47. :wtf:
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 04:14 AM
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6. In honor or competition with Rush aka Jeff Christie of course.
Jeff for Rush, Gannon for cannon.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 04:24 AM
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7. Anderson Cooper asked him that in that hard hitting interview theother day
He didn't really answer, he said, "no no...I meant my last name". And then Cooper didn't expand further on that.

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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 04:44 AM
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9. Somehow
Anderson Cooper and hard-hitting interview don't go together.

Heh.

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 05:07 AM
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10. Good thing I didn't include Gannon by name in the equation.
:-)
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 05:14 AM
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11. Such bullshit--is Guckert any harder to pronounce than
Jim Mic-alsomething or other, I think he's a NBC reporter--hell, I haven't even got the faintest foggiest notion of how to spell it.

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libertypirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 02:28 PM
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14. They are crazy not stupid...
I have some problems with the Gannon story that are a little more substantial then his name.

Why is a prostitute hanging out in the Whitehouse press room?

There are multiple scenarios and if they wanted someone anonymous do you think they would pick this guy to shill questions?

Those who think this Whitehouse is at all naive are the real fools.

A real life Gay prostitute who advertises to Military Natured people sitting in one of the few places on earth that regularly will get him on TV. Ask you self what value is having Gannon over John Doe playing reporter, and why has Gannon not gone away? It is just not worth it to put Gannon in there when you can get someone with a less problematic background. Unless Jeff Gannon is really what you want on the TV as a reminder to those who know him and watching.

Looking at his character as a prostitute he advertises to Politicians, Government Employees, and Senior Military types. Gay ex-military homosexual, or someone who knows how to keep secrets. Part of that dont ask dont tell military.


Who watches C-Span more than anyone else?
Politicians, Government Employees, Senior Military... Pretty much those with the power to put the * clan in the hot seat and possibly in a jail cell; those that usually can provide the evidence. It isn't going to be the civilian government thats going to stop these guys we know that.

What I guess I am saying is like many of the stories that run through the media we should not be so quick to conclude the exact reasons for Mr. Gannon's existence. To say that one part of his life is not connected to an other part is quite naive of us.


The * people get away with too many coincidences.

lp
http://benumbment.blogspot.com/
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-05 03:42 AM
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16. It would certainly send a message to anyone who'd engaged his

services at any time. My guess as to the message is : We KNOW, so don't mess with us.
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theorist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-05 04:03 AM
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17. Doesn't explain why he pronounced differently on two different shows.
None of the interviewers seem to want to call him on that....
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libertypirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-05 04:54 PM
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18. Misinformation tactic
When no one is right everyone is wrong.
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