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Old February 10th 05, 01:32 PM
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Feb. 10, 2005 | When President Bush bypassed dozens of eager reporters
from nationally and internationally recognized news outlets and selected
Jeff Gannon to pose a question at his Jan. 26 news conference, Bush's
recognition bestowed instant credibility on the apparently novice
reporter, as well as the little-known conservative organization he
worked for at the time, called Talon News. That attention only
intensified when Gannon used his nationally televised press conference
time to ask Bush a loaded, partisan question -- featuring a manufactured
quote that mocked Democrats for being "divorced from reality."

Gannon's star turn quickly piqued the interest of many online
commentators, who wondered how an obvious Republican operative had been
granted access to daily White House press briefings normally reserved
for accredited journalists. Two weeks later, a swarming investigation
inside the blogosphere into Gannon and Talon News had produced all sorts
of damning revelations about how Talon is connected at the hip to a
right-wing activist organization called GOPUSA, how its "news" staff
consists largely of volunteer Republican activists with no journalism
experience, how Gannon often simply rewrote GOP press releases when
filing his Talon dispatches. It also uncovered embarrassing information
about Gannon's past as well as his fake identity. When Gannon himself
this week confirmed to the Washington Post that his name was a
pseudonym, it only added to the sense of a bizarre hoax waiting to be
exposed.

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Old February 10th 05, 04:54 PM
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On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:32:36 GMT, "Jim," wrote:

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/20...air/print.html

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Feb. 10, 2005 | When President Bush bypassed dozens of eager reporters
from nationally and internationally recognized news outlets and selected
Jeff Gannon to pose a question at his Jan. 26 news conference, Bush's
recognition bestowed instant credibility on the apparently novice
reporter, as well as the little-known conservative organization he
worked for at the time, called Talon News. That attention only
intensified when Gannon used his nationally televised press conference
time to ask Bush a loaded, partisan question -- featuring a manufactured
quote that mocked Democrats for being "divorced from reality."

Gannon's star turn quickly piqued the interest of many online
commentators, who wondered how an obvious Republican operative had been
granted access to daily White House press briefings normally reserved
for accredited journalists. Two weeks later, a swarming investigation
inside the blogosphere into Gannon and Talon News had produced all sorts
of damning revelations about how Talon is connected at the hip to a
right-wing activist organization called GOPUSA, how its "news" staff
consists largely of volunteer Republican activists with no journalism
experience, how Gannon often simply rewrote GOP press releases when
filing his Talon dispatches. It also uncovered embarrassing information
about Gannon's past as well as his fake identity. When Gannon himself
this week confirmed to the Washington Post that his name was a
pseudonym, it only added to the sense of a bizarre hoax waiting to be
exposed.


How is this any different from the left wing political operatives on
the other side of the fence?

What, it's only wrong when republicans do it?

Dave

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Old February 10th 05, 05:30 PM
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Dave Hall wrote:
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:32:36 GMT, "Jim," wrote:


http://www.salon.com/news/feature/20...air/print.html

extract

Feb. 10, 2005 | When President Bush bypassed dozens of eager

reporters
from nationally and internationally recognized news outlets and

selected
Jeff Gannon to pose a question at his Jan. 26 news conference,

Bush's
recognition bestowed instant credibility on the apparently novice
reporter, as well as the little-known conservative organization he
worked for at the time, called Talon News. That attention only
intensified when Gannon used his nationally televised press

conference
time to ask Bush a loaded, partisan question -- featuring a

manufactured
quote that mocked Democrats for being "divorced from reality."

Gannon's star turn quickly piqued the interest of many online
commentators, who wondered how an obvious Republican operative had

been
granted access to daily White House press briefings normally

reserved
for accredited journalists. Two weeks later, a swarming

investigation
inside the blogosphere into Gannon and Talon News had produced all

sorts
of damning revelations about how Talon is connected at the hip to a
right-wing activist organization called GOPUSA, how its "news" staff


consists largely of volunteer Republican activists with no

journalism
experience, how Gannon often simply rewrote GOP press releases when
filing his Talon dispatches. It also uncovered embarrassing

information
about Gannon's past as well as his fake identity. When Gannon

himself
this week confirmed to the Washington Post that his name was a
pseudonym, it only added to the sense of a bizarre hoax waiting to

be
exposed.


How is this any different from the left wing political operatives on
the other side of the fence?

What, it's only wrong when republicans do it?

Dave


I think it would be refreshing to throw the whole bunch of Whitehouse
Journalist out and give a new batch of Highschool journalist a fresh
start at the Whitehouse. I'm sure they could figure out how to ask
pertinent questions and the news media could get some fresh material.
TnT

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Old February 10th 05, 10:29 PM
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On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:32:36 GMT, "Jim," wrote:

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/20...air/print.html

extract

Feb. 10, 2005 | When President Bush bypassed dozens of eager reporters
from nationally and internationally recognized news outlets and selected
Jeff Gannon to pose a question at his Jan. 26 news conference, Bush's
recognition bestowed instant credibility on the apparently novice
reporter, as well as the little-known conservative organization he
worked for at the time, called Talon News. That attention only
intensified when Gannon used his nationally televised press conference
time to ask Bush a loaded, partisan question -- featuring a manufactured
quote that mocked Democrats for being "divorced from reality."

Gannon's star turn quickly piqued the interest of many online
commentators, who wondered how an obvious Republican operative had been
granted access to daily White House press briefings normally reserved
for accredited journalists. Two weeks later, a swarming investigation
inside the blogosphere into Gannon and Talon News had produced all sorts
of damning revelations about how Talon is connected at the hip to a
right-wing activist organization called GOPUSA, how its "news" staff
consists largely of volunteer Republican activists with no journalism
experience, how Gannon often simply rewrote GOP press releases when
filing his Talon dispatches. It also uncovered embarrassing information
about Gannon's past as well as his fake identity. When Gannon himself
this week confirmed to the Washington Post that his name was a
pseudonym, it only added to the sense of a bizarre hoax waiting to be
exposed.


Gannon asked the only question that wasn't *stupid* that day. Watch the White
House briefings and ask yourself how these 'journalists' can come up with the
stupidities they share with the world.

John H

On the 'PocoLoco' out of Deale, MD,
on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!

"Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it."
Rene Descartes
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Old February 10th 05, 10:29 PM
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On 10 Feb 2005 09:30:43 -0800, "Tinkerntom" wrote:


Dave Hall wrote:
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:32:36 GMT, "Jim," wrote:


http://www.salon.com/news/feature/20...air/print.html

extract

Feb. 10, 2005 | When President Bush bypassed dozens of eager

reporters
from nationally and internationally recognized news outlets and

selected
Jeff Gannon to pose a question at his Jan. 26 news conference,

Bush's
recognition bestowed instant credibility on the apparently novice
reporter, as well as the little-known conservative organization he
worked for at the time, called Talon News. That attention only
intensified when Gannon used his nationally televised press

conference
time to ask Bush a loaded, partisan question -- featuring a

manufactured
quote that mocked Democrats for being "divorced from reality."

Gannon's star turn quickly piqued the interest of many online
commentators, who wondered how an obvious Republican operative had

been
granted access to daily White House press briefings normally

reserved
for accredited journalists. Two weeks later, a swarming

investigation
inside the blogosphere into Gannon and Talon News had produced all

sorts
of damning revelations about how Talon is connected at the hip to a
right-wing activist organization called GOPUSA, how its "news" staff


consists largely of volunteer Republican activists with no

journalism
experience, how Gannon often simply rewrote GOP press releases when
filing his Talon dispatches. It also uncovered embarrassing

information
about Gannon's past as well as his fake identity. When Gannon

himself
this week confirmed to the Washington Post that his name was a
pseudonym, it only added to the sense of a bizarre hoax waiting to

be
exposed.


How is this any different from the left wing political operatives on
the other side of the fence?

What, it's only wrong when republicans do it?

Dave


I think it would be refreshing to throw the whole bunch of Whitehouse
Journalist out and give a new batch of Highschool journalist a fresh
start at the Whitehouse. I'm sure they could figure out how to ask
pertinent questions and the news media could get some fresh material.
TnT


*Amen*

John H

On the 'PocoLoco' out of Deale, MD,
on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!

"Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it."
Rene Descartes


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