Gannon had access to the White House and was admitted to the White House press briefing room on day press passes for almost two years. He was recognized for editorializing before asking "softball" questions of the White House press staff and, even on occasion, of President George W. Bushto break up lines of aggressive questioning by legitimate reporters, thereby assisting the staff in controlling press conferences.
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Guckert Primer Compiled By Scoop's Alastair Thompson In the past few days one of the most bizarre stories in US political media ever emerged via the blogosphere, and has since spilled out into the mainstream. While on first blush the story appears a wee bit prurient - thanks to the involvement of prostitution and homosexuality themes - the central thesis of the story does involve some serious issues of journalistic ethics. Jeff Gannon, a reporter from an extremely partisan web based news service operating under a false name, is working in the White House, and is even selected to ask questions of the President himself at his January 26th press conference.
James Dale Guckert born May 22,  is an American conservative columnist better known by the pseudonym Jeff Gannon. Between andhe was given credentials as a White House reporter. He was eventually employed by the conservative website Talon News during the latter part of this period.
Imagine the ensuing maelstrom if a gay male prostitute with a slew of solicitous websites among them, militaryescorts. He possessed no previous journalism experience, and had previously been refused a congressional press pass. If that weren't enough to raise eyebrows, Guckert made more than twenty-four visits to the White House when there were no scheduled briefings.
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He operates a web site dedicated to fairness and objectivity in journalism. Frequently, he points out double-standards in the "Old Media," as well as criticizing the "Angry Gay Left. Guckert first gained national attention during a presidential press conference on January 26,in which he, while working for Talon Newsasked United States President George W. Bush :.
Between andhe was given credentials as a White House reporter. He was eventually employed by the conservative website Talon News during the latter part of this period. Gannon first gained national attention during a presidential press conference on January 26,when he asked United States President George W.
Last week, Republican activist Bobby Eberle, the man behind the now infamous conservative Web site Talon News, insisted that before hiring "Jeff Gannon" as his White House correspondent, he never looked into Gannon's background. If true, Eberle probably wishes he had. And the same could be said for the White House officials who bent the rules to make way for Gannon in the press briefing room.