Gannongate (Continued)

I was just bringing Mr. Shakes up to speed on Gannongate. I said, “It’s like Watergate, only it’s bloggers uncovering it all.” He said, “Yeah, but the difference is no one will give a fuck.”

He’s probably right.

But as part of my meager attempt to make sure that doesn’t happen…

Kos explains why we should care about Jeff Gannon:
A potential male prostitute gets White House credentials using a fake name, provides McClellan a welcome ideological lifeline during press conferences, and somehow gets access to classified CIA documents that outs an undercover CIA operative.
Outs a CIA operative? That sounds familiar…
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.
Oh yeah. Remember that? This guy was in it deep. And his benefactors, also known as the Bush administration, have the motherfucking nerve to let their media operatives call us traitors. Well, fuck you, you sons of bitches. Show me any credentialed member of the White House Press Corps with a liberal bent who has a history as a male prostitute (or, as Gannon is now claiming, simply a history of developing websites for male prostitution rings) and revealed the name of a covert CIA agent and I’ll eat my words. In fact, I’ll eat the entire Oxford English Dictionary.

And, contrary to what I assume we’re expected to believe, that Gannon/Guckert is a lone agent, there are some pretty big fucking questions I think this administration needs to answer. If he was just some sneaky little twerp who managed to get White House Press Corps credentials by changing his name, who in the name of all that’s holy is doing the fucking background checks on these people?! I can’t imagine that the information uncovered by a few clever bloggers wasn’t discernible by the federal government. Which leads me to believe that Gannon/Guckert was afforded some kind of special treatment in exchange for…something. Lobbing softball questions at White House Press Briefings, however, cannot be the only reason. If it were the only reason, then why the fuck was he given an internal CIA memo, and who the fuck gave it to him?

Meanwhile, Gannon/Guckert is already mounting his defense, and it is, of course, the one you’d expect, the one designed to be the most appealing to supporters of Herr President:
NPR: "As for those Web sites, Gannon said he created them for clients of a software company he used to work for. And Gannon says his Christian faith has enabled him to receive forgiveness for the sins of his past."
Oh, just blow me, you sniveling douchebag, then shove that Christian bullshit right up your M4M ass. Jesus ain’t interested in saving self-interested cunts who run secret porno sites on the side of their treasonous activities on behalf of the antichrist and his band of merry men. Save your prayers, fuckwit, because where you’re going, prayers don’t matter, and the people who can hear you scream don’t give a shit if you howl from here to eternity.


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