Tuesday, February 15, 2005

A while back there was some kind of fuss about the White House paying some commentators to advocate certain positions that the White House wanted advocated. I could not see anything particularly pernicious in that. As I understand it, the people who received money were conservatives anyway. I guess the fact that it looks like tax dollars were used for this might upset those of you who pay U.S. taxes. But if yer gonna get upset over $240,000 paid to a journalist, go Google "tobacco buyout" and look at those numbers. Yer head will asplode.

Then, there was this thing where this guy was getting a daily press pass and lobbing softball questions at the president. And the president like always picked him first or something. But he wasn't a real journalist, just some guy who ran a conservative web site that copied and pasted content from other conservative websites. So he was a plant of some type. Now, I have a limited supply of outrage, and I'm not about to go wasting it on something like that. Journalistic integrety you say? What am I gonna do, get mad because a guy who is not a journalist doesn't have any? Get mad at the White House for using a plant in the press corps? Seems like a pretty good idea to me. If the people watching the press conferences can't figure out that this one guy keeps posting rhetorical bail for the prez, then serves 'em right for being maroons.

But then, the twist: The press corps plant is a MALE PROSTITUTE?!?!?!?
Here is a link to the americablog post with the details, but please note that it is not exactly safe for work: http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/02/man-called-jeff.html

Dude. The Hoax-a-meter immediately put on his work gloves and jump boots, and started doing calesthenics in the living room. The Woo-dar took a baffled look at some of the "United States Male Corps" material, shook his head, and went back to playing X-box. The Lefty Partisan opened the lid of his coffin, chuckled a bit, then asked for a cup of hot tea.

Well, if this is true, (and the hoax-a-meter is now doing one-armed pushups on the balcony) does that mean that the Republican platform is now going to be simultaneously against gay marriage, but in favor of gay prostitution? And if I want to get a White House press pass in the future, do I need to be a gay prostitute first? How much money do gay prostitutes make?

UPDATE: The alleged male prostitute / press corps plant is Jeff Gannon, a.k.a. James Guckert, a.k.a. theconservativeguy, of theconservativeguy.com.
He has axed the index page to his site, but for some reason has left all the other pages up, which are easily Googled out:
Here is Jeff Gannon on:
Why we need to invade Iraq
The Oklahoma City Bombing
McDermott's Remarks Treasonous
McDermott boldly asserted that "I think the president would mislead the American people" in order to bring about war with Iraq.

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