Thursday, February 24, 2005

Apparently eager to ride his 15 minutes for another couple of hours, "Jeff Gannon" now has a blog. (Via Americablog) Right now, it largely seems to be a collection of links to conservative apologists for his behavior. He says he's being attacked just because he's a conservative. Um, hello? There are plenty of conservatives more visible than one White House reporter for a website, who's only apparent purpose is to ask softball questions of the President and his press secretary.

Gannon claims that had he "been a liberal reporter with the salacious past now attributed to me, I would be the Grand Marshall of the next Gay Pride Parade as well as a media darling, able to give softball interviews. But because I am a conservative, they continue to try to smear me with allegations of behavior that they otherwise would vigorously defend." Quick, think. How many liberals have you heard defending prostitution lately?

Jim, err, Jeff, the Evil Baby-Eating Liberal Bloggers aren't criticizing you because you're gay. It's not because you're a prostitute. It's because you're gay (or at least gay-for-pay) and write for an organization that refers to the murder of Matthew Shepard as a "so-called hate crime." It's because you're a hustler with access to the White House, the President, and possibly classified materials. It's because you're a gay prostitute given special access to the "Family Values" White House when it was politically convenient.

Interestingly, his website doesn't address the prostitution angle. How many conservatives when falsely accused of being a hustler wouldn't at least say something to the effect of, "No, I'm not"? The website does say that he has been "advised by my attorneys not to comment on any of the details pending the outcome of any possible legal action I might pursue." Might those attorneys be your criminal defense team, perhaps?

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