In response to a commenter, I took a look at the brewing blogosphere story regarding a reporter called “Jeff Gannon” from “TalonNews.com.” Thanks to Lloydletta for this link which provides a good summary.
But what really troubles me… is the automatic jump to conclusion about people based on innuendo and rumor-mongering (by John Aravosis and Michael Rogers). This seems to be the same type of “outing” campaign, just with different sets of circumstances. To what end is “exposing” this guy going to advance the liberal cause besides embarassing the President which seems to be their only talking point lately.
That being said, if this guy was in fact a job-drifter and possible male prostitute (!!!) then what on earth was the White House thinking in giving him a press pass and access to the White House in this day and age of terrorism?
Let me make a final observations. The liberal blogs appear to be having a field day with this, but are ignoring the Eason Jordan story. It will be interesting to see how the conservative blogs deal with the Gannon issue…. if it develops as the liberal blogs seem to be suggesting.
One downside to the blogosphere seems to be further polarizing of news, facts, and in turn our political discourse. That’s too bad.
It seems we need to all “weigh” the importance of various stories before equalizing them. Maligning troops in a time of war (Eason Jordan) seems a bit more important than a slacker/male prostitute finessing his way into a press pass and being smart enough to throw softball questions at Scott McClellan.