Here's a good interview with Jim/Jeff Gannon/Guckert on CNN yesterday. <br><br>It's a rather large download<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Trog on 02/19/05 12:55 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
keith olberman brought up the fact that jeff/james was saying that he used the alias because he said it was easier. keith then gave a dramatic pause and said, "this is keith OLBERMAN reporting." pretty funny stuff. i like anderson's question where he asked james if "james" was really that much harder to pronounce than "jeff." heh heh.<br><br>--<br>Straw-man rhetorical techniques are the practice of refuting weaker arguments than one's opponents offer. 2 "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is 2 create a position easily refuted, then attribute that position to your opponent.
Well, a very large amount of journalists, including print, television and radio, use stage names. It's very common and not at all unusual. In fact, it's more unusual for someone to use their real name. <br><br>I find that less interesting than Gannon/Guckert's apparent porn past. <br><br>
The whole thing just smells rotten. There is also some tentative information that Jim/Jeff may have announced the "shock and awe" campaign to a major media organization 4 hours before Dubya announced it to the nation. If that pans out... wtf?<br><br><br><br><br>
my theory is that karl rove is the connection between gannon and the white house. i think rove probably "hired" gannon in the past. of course, this will never come out (double pun unintentional), but it's just my gut feeling -- or, it's just wishful thinking. <br><br>--<br>Straw-man rhetorical techniques are the practice of refuting weaker arguments than one's opponents offer. 2 "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is 2 create a position easily refuted, then attribute that position to your opponent.
I'm more willing to forget the hypocrisy of it all (gay-bashing "journalist" by day, street walking boy-toy by night) than the suspicious inside nature.<br><br>It seems to me that Jim/Jeff is nothing but a small potatoes wannabe journalist, and the real story is who was propping him up? Real journalists like Maureen Dowd (NYT) were flatly denied WH access by the Bush administration. In Dowd's case it required a lot of work by the Times to get her a pass, and that was only after 2 months of background security checks. We're talking about a reporter from a premiere media organization that has been covering presidential news since 1986. <br><br>So, after all the security set in since 9/11 this fake reporter that works for GOPUSA.com gets a press pass day after day, even before Talon "News" was set up? That is more than just a little lucky.<br><br>No, I think its mildly amusing that he gets some of his salary from GOPUSA and some from being a gay whore (although conservatives might not think so). I'd really like to know why he got special treatment, how he knew about Valerie Plame (why isn't he being investigated when he reported on it?), and if verified, how did he know about the shock and awe announcement before anyone else? <br><br><br><br><br>
on the CNN interview, he couldn't even explain when his first article was published. i know exactly when i was first published and i don't make getting publishing my main focus. other journalist on a roundtable i watched on PBS were all able to remember their first article. further, they showed some of his early "articles" and they were nothing more than white house press releases. no wonder you wouldn't remember when you were first published if you were merely plagiarizing press releases. i am with you, it's quit odd that he got into the room with no history of "journalism" to speak of. further, the "shock and awe" knowledge prior to anyone else knowing is worrisome. a producer for a major network (no doubt, matt would say it's CBS ) said that she often noticed gannon spilling the beans with inside knowledge that others didn't know (e.g., he also spilled the beans on the dan rather report for CBS that brought dan down . . . hmmm, makes me wonder if conservatives somewhere weren't trying to set dan up). lot's of fishy things.<br><br>like you, i think it's amusing that gannon was a gay whore while he was sitting in the press room at the white house . . . i also think it's disturbing given the sensitivity of the information he so easily obtained. huge breach of security.<br><br>--<br>Straw-man rhetorical techniques are the practice of refuting weaker arguments than one's opponents offer. 2 "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is 2 create a position easily refuted, then attribute that position to your opponent.
wow! that's great to see in the mainstream media. i didn't realize the connection was even being targeted like i mentioned. i sort of starting "seeing" the link when i heard that gannon / guckert was a partisan blogger / news writer who was involved in the South Dakota Senate race and was paid by the Thune campaign to smear Daschle. how does a guy in D.C. get involved in South Dakota and get connected to Thune? if Rove is truly the "architect" as dubya calls him then he was likely targeting that South Dakota race as being the most important behind the presidential race and was helping to pull strings there. of course, this is all speculation, but i think my "speculation" is at least at the level of being a hypothesis at this point. <br><br>EDIT: i just read your link (i only glanced at it when i made this post originally) and they provide much more evidence about Rove controlling things in South Dakato than my speculation. wow again.<br><br>--<br>Straw-man rhetorical techniques are the practice of refuting weaker arguments than one's opponents offer. 2 "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is 2 create a position easily refuted, then attribute that position to your opponent.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by sean on 02/19/05 02:08 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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