Thursday, February 17, 2005

Hypocrisy Knows no Bounds

I am reluctant to even start on this one since the story is still unfolding but this whole Gannon/Guckert thing could prove to be the comeuppance the Bush Administration and the entire ilk of the Neo-Cons so richly deserve.

This guy Jeff Gannon/James Guckert (hereafter called Jimmy-Jeff – has a bit of Texas flavor doesn’t it?) has to have something on someone extremely high up in our government. Why else would a former/possibly current male prostitute with no journalistic experience whatsoever be allowed access to the White House press room for 2 years – on day passes, no less? Why else would he have been given access to the West Wing? Why else would he have information about the Valerie Plame memo? Remember, this guy was denied a permanent pass and also denied access to cover the Capitol because of his questionable credentials as a journalist. Jimmy-Jeff is the skeleton in someone’s closet. (please be Karl Rove… please be Karl Rove… please be Karl Rove…)

My wife always tells me that those who scream the loudest against homosexuality usually have some homosexual tendency they are trying to cover up. Maybe that’s what’s going on here. I wonder who in the White House has paid Jimmy-Jeff for his other services. Hell, maybe they didn’t even have to pay at all. Something is going on here folks. I hope we soon find out.

Right-wingers must be beside themselves
Those who have accepted the truth that is. This is a big pill to swallow for the Moral Right. They campaigned as anti-gay Christians promoting family values. This definitely puts a sharp stick in their collective eye. Their Dumbya fielding questions and playing nice with a male prostitute whoring himself as a right-wing journalist cannot sit well in their stomachs. Well, I guess the only problem they have with it is the male prostitute part. They’re pretty much okay with whoring as a right-wing journalist. Ain’t that right, Armstrong?

We should not lose site of the most important fact that this is also an issue of national security. A fake reporter, with a fake name is given two years worth of day-pass access to the West Wing. This is worse than the vetting, or lack thereof, of Bernie Kerik. These are the people who claim to be protecting America and yet it appears that anyone who has given a Lewinski to a White House staffer may be given special access to the president.

For all the self-righteous indignation conservatives displayed during the Lewinski scandal, this is well deserved. People in glass houses should not throw stones. And if the Jimmy-Jeff scandal had happened to Clinton this would be all over our televisions and talk radio for the next several weeks. Save for a few peeps here and there, so far mum’s the word from the mainstream press.

The So-Called Liberal Media (SCLM) may soon awake
As I said before, this one isn’t over yet. The mainstream media has yet to pickup on all the juicy tidbits but since sex sells, they are bound to pick up on this sooner or later. One would think that they almost have to for two reasons. One, in order to keep up with the blogosphere where the story originally broke. Since the mainstream media seemed to stop being independent of the White House – back in say 2001 – the internet has become a dominant alternative for news and information – unfiltered and uncensored. Bloggers are faster with the info and have the potential to reach a much broader audience. Liberals are not the only visitors to sites like Buzzflash.com, CounterBias.com, and SmirkingChimp.com, to name a few. Right-wingers read our rants too. I’ve received my share of hatemail from people who haven’t liked what I had to say about King Fredo (Corleone) and his mis-administration. The louder they scream, the more we know we’re on the right track. Truth hurts. That same truth hurts the SCLM because the more people that start turning off their filtered news, the more they turn to the blogosphere. That’s money to them, baby. Fewer viewers = fewer advertising $$$.

The second reason the mainstream media may be compelled to talk about this is because it happened on their turf. A fake reporter – from the conservative side of the blog, at that – infiltrated their space. Jimmy-Jeff got info and access they coveted. Will they continue to be complicit? I certainly hope not and I don’t think they will.

This has the potential to snowball into an avalanche for the Busheviks. The campaign was their platform to further their anti-gay agenda and we may now know why they were so vehemently against gay marriage. One of their own may indeed be in the closet. Their hypocrisy was pretty obvious before with regard to democracy and freedom – spreading it abroad while destroying it at home. It seems the Neo-Con hypocrisy truly knows no bounds.

We’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out.

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