Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Thick as Sludge

There is no doubt in my mind that the story of Jeff Gannon could not have been invented even by our most intrepid writer. Now this tidbit has come to light from Kos:

White House-credentialed fake news reporter "Jeff Gannon" from fake news agency "Talon News" was cited by the Washington Post as having the only access to an internal CIA memo that named Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, as a covert CIA agent. Gannon, in a question posed to Wilson in an October 2003 interview, referred to the memo (to which no other news outlet had access, according to the Post). Gannon subsequently has been subpoenaed by the federal grand jury looking into the Plame outing.

So, this guy who turns out to be an idiot, who can't keep a job, who owns a gun but lives on Capitol Hill (illegal), who got a daily pass to Scotty's press conference and could always be counted on to ask the softball question, who did ask the softball question to Bush recently, is now implicated in a serious breach of national security. Jeesh!

The most intersting thing, though, is that Kos has his Kossacks running around like ten thousand Sherlock Holmes getting the skinny on this turd. Wow!


EG said...

This trail is like a multi-head monster.

Talon News is part of GOPUSA. GOPUSA has connections with Paul Weyrich, head of Free Congress Foundation (FCF). FCF is connected to the Hertiage Foundation. And it goes on and on.

You might like this biased bio of Mr. Weyrich:

'According to Political Research Associates (PRA), a think tank based in Cambridge, Mass. that tracks right-wing politics, Paul Weyrich is a "key strategist for the secular and religious right." One of Weyrich's positions is that the U.S. government should formally declare a war on drugs, so that suspected drug offenders could be treated as "prisoners of war," with no right to habeas corpus or trial, and could be held indefinitely, "until the war is over." One of Weyrich's advisors on eastern Europe, according to PRA, is a fellow named Laslo Pasztor, who "...served a prison term for his role as a functionary in a Hungarian pro-Nazi party, the Arrow Cross."'

When we're done with the terrorists on Gitmo, we can use it for the American drug dealers.

(If only the Democrats were this devious ...)

Anonymous said...

Wow. As Dave Letterman's mom says, "Yikes-a-hootie." Thank Zeus there's no such thing as a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.

The Liberal Avenger said...

While I am pleased that this guy has been uncovered, I am troubled by the lynch mob dynamic we're seeing from the blogs... More in the case of the wingers/Eason Jordan than with Gannon, but it is present in Gannon's case as well.