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Jeff Gannon was a Gay Male Prostitute?
« on: February 15, 2005, 08:07:43 AM »
LOL... this story is way too much at this point.  For those of you who read my previous posts you know that Jeff Gannon was a fake journalists the Bush Administration was allowing into the white house press briefings.  He was being used by Scott McClellan to help him change topics when the subject was bad for the president.   Well anyways, to make the story even more humorous... now we are finding out that Jeff Gannon was also a former male prostitute.   He already admitted to doing work on a gay escort site during an interview with Wolf Blitzer, what he didn't realize was that Google auto caches old site content.  Anyways, the story is pretty much summed up at the link below.  Its pretty funny, and another blatant example of republican hypocrisy. 

http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/02/man-called-jeff.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005, 11:27:58 AM »
curse the fags
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2005, 03:02:51 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2005, 05:14:36 PM »
ant did u know him personaly
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2005, 06:15:23 PM »
ant did u know him personaly

no... thats why I added a '?' to topic.  you can read the link and decide if its true or not.. but regardless of whether or not he is a prostitute this is a disturbing story.    The fact that he may also be a gay male prostitute only makes it more embarassing for the bush administration.
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2005, 06:28:33 PM »
More on this story from Editor and Publisher:

Since his resignation, questions about who should gain access to White House press events have grown, prompting a special meeting for later today between the leadership of the White House Correspondents' Association and Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan.

In addition, evidence emerged on the site Americablog yesterday suggesting that Guckert not only set up sex sites but also offered his services as a male prostitute. When asked by E&P today about such accusations, Gannon declined to confirm or deny. "I am not going to talk about that," he said.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000800287
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2005, 06:52:28 PM »
ant did u know him personaly

no... thats why I added a '?' to topic. 

yeah, you added a ? to the topic because you got him for free instead of paying, which wouldnt make him a prositute but your confused whether maybe he is...
 

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2005, 06:59:45 PM »
ant did u know him personaly

no... thats why I added a '?' to topic. 

yeah, you added a ? to the topic because you got him for free instead of paying, which wouldnt make him a prositute but your confused whether maybe he is...

Chappelle move over... here comes Machiavelli, the retard...
 

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2005, 09:21:46 PM »
More on this story from Editor and Publisher:

Since his resignation, questions about who should gain access to White House press events have grown, prompting a special meeting for later today between the leadership of the White House Correspondents' Association and Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan.

In addition, evidence emerged on the site Americablog yesterday suggesting that Guckert not only set up sex sites but also offered his services as a male prostitute. When asked by E&P today about such accusations, Gannon declined to confirm or deny. "I am not going to talk about that," he said.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000800287

well this proves that they aren't as homophobic and prejudice as you think they are
 

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2005, 09:25:03 PM »
More on this story from Editor and Publisher:

Since his resignation, questions about who should gain access to White House press events have grown, prompting a special meeting for later today between the leadership of the White House Correspondents' Association and Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan.

In addition, evidence emerged on the site Americablog yesterday suggesting that Guckert not only set up sex sites but also offered his services as a male prostitute. When asked by E&P today about such accusations, Gannon declined to confirm or deny. "I am not going to talk about that," he said.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000800287

well this proves that they aren't as homophobic and prejudice as you think they are

LOL... no they are so tolerant they let prostitutes work for them.
 

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2005, 09:49:25 PM »
More on this story from Editor and Publisher:

Since his resignation, questions about who should gain access to White House press events have grown, prompting a special meeting for later today between the leadership of the White House Correspondents' Association and Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan.

In addition, evidence emerged on the site Americablog yesterday suggesting that Guckert not only set up sex sites but also offered his services as a male prostitute. When asked by E&P today about such accusations, Gannon declined to confirm or deny. "I am not going to talk about that," he said.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000800287

well this proves that they aren't as homophobic and prejudice as you think they are

LOL... no they are so tolerant they let prostitutes work for them.

another good thing is that they are cleaning up the streets and unemployment at the same time... admit it, they're not as bad as you make them out to be
 

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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2005, 11:07:02 AM »
More commentary.

‘Liberal’ Media Silent About Guckert Saga

by Joe Conason

Proof that "the liberal media" is but a figment of right-wing mythology has now arrived in the person of one James Guckert, formerly known as Jeff Gannon. Were the American media truly liberal—or merely unafraid to be called liberal—the saga of Mr. Guckert’s short, strange, quasi-journalistic career would be resounding across the airwaves.

The intrinsic media interest of the Guckert/Gannon story should be obvious to anyone who has followed his tale, which touches on hot topics from the homosexual underground and the investigation into the outing of C.I.A. agent Valerie Plame to the political power of the Internet. But our supposedly liberal media becomes quite squeamish when reporting anything that might humiliate the Bush White House and the Republican Party.

Until very recently, Mr. Guckert served as the White House correspondent for Talon News, a Web site owned and operated by a group of Texas Republican activists who also run a highly partisan site called GOPUSA.com. Mr. Guckert resigned from his Talon job after liberal bloggers exposed his ties to Web sites promoting homosexual prostitution. On Valentine’s Day, AmericaBlog.org posted new evidence indicating that Mr. Guckert not only constructed those gay-play-for-pay sites, but worked as a male escort himself—and continued to do so until he got his first White House press pass in 2003.

Using his "Jeff Gannon" alias, Mr. Guckert soon became a familiar face in the briefing room, where White House press secretary Scott McClellan would call on him as "Jeff." No doubt Mr. McClellan welcomed his mushy-soft, Democrat-baiting questions.

George W. Bush called on him during his most recent press conference—a signal honor for a reporter from an obscure Internet publication, and quite a surprise to the dozens of actual reporters bypassed by Mr. Bush on Jan. 26.

Mr. Guckert’s archived writings suddenly disappeared from the Talon News Web site, but several of his greatest works have been preserved by the watchdogs at MediaMatters.org. They show that he had no journalistic purpose, let alone experience. His copy featured long passages lifted directly from White House press releases. Last year, during the Internet frenzy over Senator John Kerry’s "intern girlfriend," he falsely wrote that the young woman had "taped an interview with one of the major television networks at Christmas substantiating the alleged affair."

He also made a curious cameo appearance in the Valerie Plame controversy. In late 2003, Mr. Guckert called former Ambassador Joseph Wilson. During that interview, the Talon correspondent mentioned a C.I.A. document that supposedly showed Ms. Plame had dispatched Mr. Wilson, her husband, on a government mission to Niger to investigate rumored Iraqi uranium purchases. That allegation was meant to discredit the former ambassador, who had exposed White House intelligence abuses. Administration leaks to the press about Ms. Plame’s C.I.A. work are currently under investigation by a special prosecutor.

What Mr. Guckert seems to have been is not a journalist but a Republican dirty trickster. He was schooled at the Leadership Institute—an outfit run by veteran right-wing operative and Republican National Committee member Morton Blackwell. (It was Mr. Blackwell who distributed those cute "purple heart" Band-aids mocking Mr. Kerry’s war wounds at the Republican convention last summer.) His former employers at Talon News include leading Republican fund-raisers and former officials of the Texas Republican Party who have been active in partisan affairs for the past two decades.

How did this character obtain a coveted place in the White House? What did the White House press staff know about him? How does his story fit within the larger scandal of payola punditry, with federal funds subsidizing Republican propagandists in the press corps? Did someone in the Bush administration give him a classified document?

Such questions are evidently of little concern to our liberal media outlets, whose leading lights prefer to deliver prim lectures about the unwarranted invasion of Mr. Guckert’s private affairs and his victimization for his conservative views. In fact, everything known about him comes from material he posted on public Web sites, but that’s beside the point.

Imagine the media explosion if a male escort had been discovered operating as a correspondent in the Clinton White House. Imagine that he was paid by an outfit owned by Arkansas Democrats and had been trained in journalism by James Carville. Imagine that this gentleman had been cultivated and called upon by Mike McCurry or Joe Lockhart—or by President Clinton himself. Imagine that this "journalist" had smeared a Republican Presidential candidate and had previously claimed access to classified documents in a national-security scandal.

Then imagine the constant screaming on radio, on television, on Capitol Hill, in the Washington press corps—and listen to the placid mumbling of the "liberal" media now.
 



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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2005, 02:17:12 AM »
Liberals today act like an animal that has been severely wounded. They show their teeth and growl, all while bleeding, urinating and defecating on themselves.

They have lost the legislative branch. The Presidency is lost. Bush is about to put more conservatives on the Supreme Court. The Senate Democrats' filibuster strategy is about to get scorched.

Their stranglehold on the mainstream press has been broken.

The Democratic Party is in disarray. The party's new leader is a screaming moron (Dean). The House Minority Leader (Pelosi) has a permanent surprised look on her face. The Senate Minority Leader (Reid) is so dull he makes John Kerry's personality look like Dave Chapelle's. And who will save them? Hillary Clinton, of course! What a joke.
 

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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2005, 07:53:29 AM »
lol. What kinda reponse was that?  It sounds like something copied from an article by Ann Coulter. 

The difference between you and me is you've chosen a team and only care about seeing your side win, while the only reason I became interested in political discourse is because I'm interested in the sustained prosperity the country.  So while I point out issues to debate you spout silly attacks against my character and the character of the democratic party.  But the interesting thing is, when I first started posting I never called out anyone on this board, I only questioned the current republican leadership.  Yet, you and other republicans took offense and began to rant and rave and the crying hasn't ceased since.  On the other hand, when you bitch and rant about the democratic party I really don't care.  Mainly because rants like the one above are laughably silly and thoroughly divorced from reality, but also because I don't share the same kinship with the democrats that you share with republicans.  Sure, I'll defend them when its deserved but you aren't offended me by spouting nonsensical hate about a party that I choose to support only because the alternative is so pitiful. 
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2005, 08:17:32 AM »
Liberals today act like an animal that has been severely wounded. They show their teeth and growl, all while bleeding, urinating and defecating on themselves.

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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2005, 09:25:22 PM »
Bush's Barberini Faun
By MAUREEN DOWD

I am very impressed with James Guckert, a k a Jeff Gannon.

How often does an enterprising young man, heralded in press reports as both a reporter and a contributor to such sites as Hotmilitarystud.com, Workingboys.net, Militaryescorts.com, MilitaryescortsM4M.com and Meetlocalmen.com, get to question the president of the United States?

Who knew that a hotmilitarystud wanting to meetlocalmen could so easily get to be face2face with the commander in chief?

It's hard to believe the White House could hit rock bottom on credibility again, but it has, in a bizarre maelstrom that plays like a dark comedy. How does it credential a man with a double life and a secret past?

"Jeff Gannon" was waved into the press room nearly every day for two years as the conservative correspondent for two political Web sites operated by a wealthy Texas Republican. Scott McClellan often called on the pseudoreporter for softball questions.

Howard Kurtz reported in The Washington Post yesterday that although Mr. Guckert had denied launching the provocative Web sites - one described him as " 'military, muscular, masculine and discrete' (sic)" - a Web designer in California said "that he had designed a gay escort site for Gannon and had posted naked pictures of Gannon at the client's request."

And The Wilmington News-Journal in Delaware reported that Mr. Guckert was delinquent in $20,700 in personal income tax from 1991 to 1994.

I'm still mystified by this story. I was rejected for a White House press pass at the start of the Bush administration, but someone with an alias, a tax evasion problem and Internet pictures where he posed like the "Barberini Faun" is credentialed to cover a White House that won a second term by mining homophobia and preaching family values?

At first when I tried to complain about not getting my pass renewed, even though I'd been covering presidents and first ladies since 1986, no one called me back. Finally, when Mr. McClellan replaced Ari Fleischer, he said he'd renew the pass - after a new Secret Service background check that would last several months.

In an era when security concerns are paramount, what kind of Secret Service background check did James Guckert get so he could saunter into the West Wing every day under an assumed name while he was doing full-frontal advertising for stud services for $1,200 a weekend? He used a driver's license that said James Guckert to get into the White House, then, once inside, switched to his alter ego, asking questions as Jeff Gannon.

Mr. McClellan shrugged this off to Editor & Publisher magazine, oddly noting, "People use aliases all the time in life, from journalists to actors."

I know the F.B.I. computers don't work, but this is ridiculous. After getting gobsmacked by the louche sagas of Mr. Guckert and Bernard Kerik, the White House vetters should consider adding someone with some blogging experience.

Does the Bush team love everything military so much that even a military-stud Web site is a recommendation?

Or maybe Gannon/Guckert's willingness to shill free for the White House, even on gay issues, was endearing. One of his stories mocked John Kerry's "pro-homosexual platform" with the headline "Kerry Could Become First Gay President."

With the Bushies, if you're their friend, anything goes. If you're their critic, nothing goes. They're waging a jihad against journalists - buying them off so they'll promote administration programs, trying to put them in jail for doing their jobs and replacing them with ringers.

At last month's press conference, Jeff Gannon asked Mr. Bush how he could work with Democrats "who seem to have divorced themselves from reality." But Bush officials have divorced themselves from reality.

They flipped TV's in the West Wing and Air Force One to Fox News. They paid conservative columnists handsomely to promote administration programs. Federal agencies distributed packaged "news" video releases with faux anchors so local news outlets would run them. As CNN reported, the Pentagon produces Web sites with "news" articles intended to influence opinion abroad and at home, but you have to look hard for the disclaimer: "Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense." The agencies spent a whopping $88 million spinning reality in 2004, splurging on P.R. contracts.

Even the Nixon White House didn't do anything this creepy. It's worse than hating the press. It's an attempt to reinvent it.
 

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