Friday, February 18, 2005

The scandal that oughta be

Doug Griffin has written an article entitled "Hypocrisy knows no bounds" that is published by Smirking Chimp. Yesterday, the Washington Post published an article about the Jeff Gannon scandal that was buried in the "Style" section. The story needs to be on the front page and you'd better bet it would be if there were a Democrat in the White House.

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.
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.

Will the mainstream press do its job? That is the question, isn't it?

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