Wouldn’t The Jeff Gannon Story Be A Lot More Interesting If We Just Made A Bunch Of Wild Allegations Based On The Fact That We Want Them To Be True?
Just when you’ve seen the bottom of the feverswamp that the left loves to wallow in, along comes a story that truly shows the fathomless depths to which they’re happily willing to sink.
I’ve already briefly touched on how the story has driven the left side of the blogosphere around the bend, the tale of Jeff Gannon (AKA James Guckert), a reporter almost nobody had ever heard of, who the left branded a heretic for the crime of being a gay, conservative reporter who had some very spurious connections to the Valerie Plame controversy. That was enough to inflame the left. But, then evidence was presented that seemed to indicate that Gannon may have been a “gay prostitute,” and if you thought they were hyped up before, after that revelation became public knowledge, they were like 4 year-olds who’ve been fed nothing but Pixie Stix and Sweet Tarts for a week.
One problem: Gannon is still a nobody. Doing an expose on him is like revealing all the secrets of the Assistant Manager at your local grocery store: why should anyone care?
So now the key is to tie everything to the Bush administration, because as we know, they are the source of all evil in the universe, and as we’ve learned over the last few weeks of watching how the left side of the blogosphere has covered this story, gays who don’t vote for Democrats are apparently one of the universe’s evils.
Which brings us to a grotesque & ridiculous post on Democrats.com. If the left side of the blogosphere had any sense of common decency or scruples, this one post would be enough to destroy the reputation of Democrats.com. But alas, given the state of liberal America, this post will probably make them more popular.
I’m not going to bother with the links in the post, go here to read them if you like, but I do want you to read excerpts from what passes for “journalism” on the left side of the blogosphere. This is from a post entitled, “Did George W. Bush Have Sex with That Man, James Guckert?”
“…Sooner or later, Washington will have to ask: Did George W. Bush Have Sex with That Man, James Guckert?
…On January 26, George W. Bush called on Guckert/Gannon at one of Bush’s rare press conferences, “bypassing dozens of far more experienced reporters” according to Joe Strupp of Editor & Publisher.
I guess that depends on the meaning of “experienced.”
This was not Guckert/Gannon’s first time near Bush. Guckert/Gannon was at other Bush press conferences and was called on by Bush once before. Moreover, Guckert/Gannon went to the White House nearly every day for nearly 2 years. Each time he went, he got specific permission from Scott McClellan’s White House Press Office. And Guckert/Gannon went to Bush’s White House Christmas Party.
How did a $200/hour gay male prostitute get near George W. Bush nearly every day for 2 years?
Don’t tell me the Secret Service didn’t know Guckert/Gannon’s background. It took amateur bloggers at DailyKos about 5 minutes to find out Gannon owned male prostitution websites, and just two weeks for Aravosis to find out he was a $200/hour whore. I guarantee Scott McClellan and other top White House officials knew exactly who Guckert/Gannon was. According to RawStory.com, McClellan himself has been spotted at gay bars.
So how will the American people learn the sordid truth about Bush, the White House, and Guckert?
The Lying Right-Wing Media (LRWM) won’t ask the question. According to those brave News Hounds who watch FOX so we won’t have to, Gannon/Guckert’s name has never even been mentioned on FOX. Just imagine the wall-to-wall coverage on FOX if this had happened in the CLINTON White House!
But we’ll ask it – and we’ll keep asking it until we get the truth.
Did George W. Bush – and/or other top White House officials – have sexual relations with that man, James Guckert?
Lest you think this is an absurd question, I’ll refer you to the widespread rumors that Bush had a long-term sexual relationship with his Ambassador to Poland (“don’t forget Poland!”), former Yale classmate and Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe. As with every other Bush scandal (AWOL, Bulgegate, Harken Energy, etc.), the Victor Ashe scandal has been blacked out by the LRWM.
I’ll also refer you to widespread rumors that GOP Chairman Ken Mehlman is gay. Why has DNC chair Howard Dean been put under a microscope by the LRWM, but not RNC chair Ken Mehlman? Surely a party which used homophobia to “win” the 2004 elections should explain how it could tolerate a gay chairman at the same time as it militantly opposes gay rights?
Finally, I’ll refer you to the “call boys” scandal of the Reagan-Bush White House, which made the front page of the Washington Times in 1989. (Thanks Necco!)
Last week, we posted a petition for a Special Prosecutor for “Jeff Gannon.” (So far, we’ve collected nearly 8,000 signatures – please sign it if you haven’t yet.) Reps. Louise Slaughter and John Conyers asked Plame-gate Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to expand his investigation to include Guckert/Gannon’s access to secret CIA documents about Valerie Plame. Fitzgerald has subpoena powers, so he’d have no trouble tracking down Guckert/Gannon’s clients from his pager records.
Guckert/Gannon is at the center of what may be the biggest sex/spy scandal in American history.
Sooner or later, the truth shall set America free.”
That’s nothing but rumors, smears & base speculation of the worst sort…I wonder how long it will be before it makes the New York Times? Moreover, is it just me or are these wackos in effect saying that it was scandalous that detailed investigations into the sexual histories of reporters weren’t done before they were allowed to ask questions to government officials? So if partisan hack, Helen Thomas, were to turn out to be involved in some sex scandal, would George Bush be responsible for that, too? Does the FBI need to have a file somewhere with a list of every person she ever had sex with along with details about whether her partners were women or men? If there were any sort of intellectual consistency on the left in regard to this story — and quite frankly there hasn’t been much — that would seem to be where they were going with this.
The left has come a long way from when Clinton was in office, back when they were claiming that sex, and even perjury related to it, was irrelevant to the job of being President. Now? The President is responsible for knowing about the sex lives of the reporters who’re asking him questions. Boy, the left has come a long way in a short time…
Hat tip to Glenn Reynolds for bring this story to my attention. Apparently, they sent him a PRESS RELEASE about the post referenced above which is a bit like videotaping yourself robbing a store and then asking the police to critique your technique.