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Originally posted by BeefotronX Putting the details aside, let it suffice to say that in a room full of random people, I would be branded a right wing nut.
Gannon gets Plame memo.
Gannon gets interviewed by FBI, who asks him to disclose memo.
Gannon claims that the press can protect its source, doesn't give up the name.
Question: If Gannon isn't actually press, isn't he required to give up the source of the leak?
Originally posted by Nerdling
The Senator notes that Gannon/Guckert was denied a Congressional Press Pass because "he could not show he wrote for a valid news organization", and in light of "a number of instances of troubling propaganda efforts by the Administration", "it is understandable that the circumstances of Mr. Guckert/Gannon's credentialing have raised suspicion."
The Democrats, Representatives John Conyers Jr. of Michigan and Louise M. Slaughter from Rochester, wrote yesterday to Patrick Fitzgerald, the independent prosecutor appointed in the Plame case, seeking an investigation into how the reporter, James D. Guckert, who used the name Jeff Gannon, had access to classified documents that revealed the identity of Ms. Plame.
Until Wednesday when he resigned, Mr. Guckert worked for TalonNews.com, a Web site operated by Robert Eberle, a Texas Republican. Mr. Guckert said in a March 2004 interview with his own news service, in which he was referred to as Mr. Gannon, that the classified document had been "easily accessible." The two Democrats questioned how a person with "dubious qualifications" had access to such a document. The Democrats also wrote to the Secret Service seeking an explanation of how someone using a pseudonym was cleared to enter the White House daily press briefings as well as a presidential news conference last month. They said in their letter that allowing such a person in "appears to deviate significantly from heightened security measures you have employed recently."
Scott McClellan, the White House press secretary, told reporters yesterday that Mr. Bush did not know who Mr. Guckert was. Mr. McClellan said that Mr. Guckert entered the White House under his real name and "like anyone else, showed that he was representing a news organization that published regularly, and so he was cleared two years ago to receive daily passes, just like many others are."
Mr. Guckert was denied credentials to cover Capitol Hill, where press gallery workers said that his application indicated Talon was not his main source of income and that they could not verify its legitimacy.
Karl Frisch, a spokesman for Ms. Slaughter, said: "This is a guy who could not get credentialed by the House or the Senate press galleries, and yet managed to get into the White House and question the president" and have access to a top-secret document.
He added: "To imply he has no connection to the White House is just not credible."
Originally posted by DrHoracid
Nice cut and past there Bout, but it isn't the same guy. Nice try though. How long have you worked for the DNC?
With all the ultra-left media bias, how dare you attack this fine young man. He's a nice "boy" leave him alone...........
Seriously this is one of the fastest "hatchet" jobs I have ever seen anywhere. Gonna make a point to pick "mainstream" reporters and do similar "background" checks. Personally.
Originally posted by James the Lesser
DrHoracid has started this topic under a new name. it was funny, basically the devil/liberals are out to get this guy cause he loves to kiss ass, Bush's, not talking about what he does on his personal time.
Anyways, they don't give brainwashing drugs when you sign up, they ask if you want them and they almost always do to block the hideous mind numbing pain of being a Bush Baby.