Gymno

succumbing to peer pressure

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

New levels of deceit

These people lack any shred of integrity. What amazes me is that somehow I'm still surprised. (originally from atrios)

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.
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And just this morning we have learned that "Mr. Gannon" has resigned his post at the, so called, Talon News amid growing concerns over his controversial background and falsified qualifications. In fact, it appears that "Mr. Gannon's" presence in the White House press corps was merely as a tool of propaganda for your Administration.


(emphasis mine)


2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old news, Meg. You're falling behind in the news cycle. :-)

--sid

10:40 PM  
Blogger Flash!topian said...

A propos of nothing, Megan -- Mark and I were talking, and we decided that I could ask you something.
If you were to write a will, just in case something happened to you -- well -- can I have your V? Mark and I are going to sell it on Ebay, if I can bear to part with it.
Awesome.
love,
c

7:35 AM  

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