Friday, February 11, 2005

Gannon/Gustert/Treason

Jeff Gannon, the fake reporter from fake news agency Talon News (in case you missed it, Gannon is the lickspittle who lobs softball questions like "Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the US 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 said you're going to reach out to these people -- how are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?" at President Bush during press conferences), is now whining loudly about how the "lefties" have come to get him in exposing his fake press credentialsthe fact that his news agency has no physical presence and is run by the same fat-cat who runs GOPUSA.

This has become my favorite rights-wing strategy: do something unethical, get caught, and then whine and play the victim. Like Condi getting all teary when she was called out for being a liar, Gannon is acting like he's the victim of his fake-news scam.

Here's what he had to say about his being uncovered as a liar and a cheat:

"I asked a question at a White House press briefing and this is what happened to me. If this is what happens to me, what reporter is safe?"

Umm...isn't that an unfair question? I mean, since when are you a reporter?

Update: It seems he might be the one who committed treason by exposing CIA agent Valerie Plame. Gannon likes to talk about how he's a good conservative, so I'm sure he'll appreciate the tough on crime policy that will come down on him for this. Unless, somehow, his good buddies at the White House violate their own ethical standards and help him weasel out of it...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently, if the other revelations about our friend are true, the Republicans have a new Roy Cohn on their hands... As if one hadn't been enough...!

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5:14 PM  

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