Why I will never know. Archived from the original on January 17, As shocking as this may be, some say it's routine. Collapse Deep Ecology Limits to Growth: That's what the rumor was back when this was a story, The press and the liberal bloggers were all over it!
He used a driver's license that said James Guckert to get into the White House, then, once inside, switched to his alter ego, asking questions as Jeff Gannon.
Fake reporter unmasked at White House
Cliff Kincaid, editor of the conservative organization Accuracy in Mediawrote that " t he campaign against Gannon demonstrates the paranoid mentality and mean-spirited nature of the political left. For example, one way to keep a congress member bought is for a lobbyist to provide him with high class prostitutes. McClellan is an Austin native. Gannon Guckert has been a major player in GOP and fundamentalist Christian politics in Washington and around the country. Gannon, who represented a rightwing site owned by a Texas-based Republican activist, had been a regular at White House briefings since but aroused reporters' suspicions after posing ideologically loaded questions.
Blackmail, it's called in impolite circles. With the Bushies, if you're their friend, anything goes. He was recognized for editorializing before asking "softball" questions of the White House press staff and, even on occasion, of President George W. He was, according to an arrest affidavit, Lt. Federal agencies distributed packaged "news" video releases with faux anchors so local news outlets would run them. It's about a bitterly fought internal power struggle inside the Bush administration, pitting the neoconservative clique centered in the office of the vice president and the civilian upper echelons of the Pentagon against the remnants of resistance in the intelligence community, in the top ranks of the military, and in the diplomatic corps.