February 20, 2005

The Outrage of Gannon/Guckert

Paul over at Wizbang is discussing how, now that the whole gay bashing thing by the left hasn't worked (though, it is still continuing), the Left is pushing the "gannon wasn't a journalist" angle. He links to an interesting story regarding how many of the White House press corps view this "controversy."

Let's face it: the Left has nothing else. No one is really listening, and even Big Media has been ignoring them as of late. Leftist web sites such as the Democratic underground and the Daily Kos serve mostly to feed each other, not be opinion changers for the middle of the road folks, while we see the Right side reaching out to not only the base, but to those whose minds can be changed. Heck, I am one of those people. I'll admit it. I voted for Clinton's 2nd term and for Gore. I will vote for who I see as the best candidate at the time, after carefull consideration. There is no possible way this shat-slinging from the Left would persuade me to vote Dem. I may never vote for a Dem ever again, the way they are going, no matter how good the candidate.

But, I digress. The Left's fixation on the the Gannon/Guckert issue has plainly become their own little heroin habit. It is their hunt for the Snark. They have not only forced Gannon/Guckert to no longer cover the WH, he no longer works for Talon News. All because he asked some pro-conservative questions, then someone found his link to gay porn. Just remember, it's not about the sex, though. It's about.....what is it about? Oh, yes, I forgot, it is the "scalp hunting" that the blogosphere was accused of.

There is a monumental difference between Rathergate and the Eason Jordan affair. Essentially, there were damaging facts involved. The Right side of the blogosphere (or, as I like to call it, the SBM, spine biting media) saw issues, and called Rather and Jordan, 2 high profile media figures, on them. The pontificated and obstructed, which led to their own destruction. A humble apology when they were called out, and Rather might not be retiring, and Jordan would still have a job with CNN.

Gannon/Guckert was a minor player at a minor internet only paper. He did nothing wrong professionally to deserve the attention that he is recieving, accept that he became the scape goat for the Left to somehow attack Bush and Co. They Left has even made claims that he is the link between the WH and whoever outed Valerie Plame. Yet, there has been zero proof produced, just the standard Leftist conspiracy.

By what right does the Left have to involve Gannon's non-journalistic life into the mix with such venom? When Kerry picked Edwards as his running mate, it was truly a very small minority that made any more then fun of the pictures of Kedwards touching and hugging all the time. It was funny. It was amusing. It was silly. What is happening now to Gannon/Guckert is disturbing. No matter what one's opinion of homosexuality, Guckert is an American and a human being. He is a pawn for use by the Left. We know were the Left is truly headed these days, which is why I used this particular category that LMA had in her list ["Highway to Hell." --Ed.]. She may have meant it for other things, but I think it fits the Left very well these days.

Posted by William Teach at February 20, 2005 01:31 PM
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"I'll admit it. I voted for Clinton's 2nd term and for Gore"

It's ok now, it is all in the past. You have to learn to forgive yourself. Let it go. We have all made mistakes, HORRIBLE mistakes like that. But we pick up the pieces and we move on. I know the psychological scares may never heal but we are here for you if you ever have to....you know... relive that voting experience. Cry, howl, just let it all out. We understand.....;-)

Posted by: Rightwingsparkle at February 20, 2005 09:37 PM


Also, I say we out Kos. You just KNOW he has a meth lab in his basement or something.

Posted by: Rightwingsparkle at February 20, 2005 09:39 PM


Well, I voted for Clinton the first time. I didn't the second time, because I was starting to have issues with his take on gun-rights issues.

To me, the distinction between Gannon and Rather or Jordan would be, as you point out, the substantive issues raised re: Rather or Jordan, vs. this ever-changing kaleidescope of arguments the lefties bring up regarding Gannon--most of which are so silly that they look like a thin veneer for the gay-baiting angle.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 20, 2005 10:26 PM


At this point, the only thing the Left has is scalp hunting. They are digging and digging and digging for something that isn't there. They somehow made a jump that Gannon is linked to the Plame case, for instance. No evidence as of yet. How fast did those investigating Rathergate find the links to Burkett and the DNC? Fast. Almost everything was known after the same amount of time that the Gannon thing has been going on.

Posted by: William Teach at February 21, 2005 05:16 AM




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