Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Roll Call chimes in: ‘Gannon Fodder’
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) said allegations of male prostitution did not motivate her and Conyers to submit the FOIA request. "I don't care about his personal life. I don't care about his politics," she said. "But I do care about who gives us the news." Coming so soon after revelations that conservative commentator Armstrong Williams took payments from the Bush administration, the Guckert controversy is all the more troubling, Slaughter said.
In case you don't want to read the whole thing, closes with this:
[Knight Ridder's White House correspondent] Hutcheson said while there were "times when I got annoyed with Gannon's questions -- they were stated to express an opinion. ... I was far more concerned about non-responses from the podium" to substantive questions from real reporters about Bush's policies.
Seems there are some that are just glad there is a reason to investigate how the WH communicates. This might be a good thing. This view is independent of the whole gay sex for hire angle. On the other hand, the gay sex for hire frame will make is harder for the bigots in the RW to defend the White House.