Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Gannon/Guckert, Hannity, Limbaugh Connection

Yes, Gannon/Guckert is merely a symptom of the journalistic ethics of the whacked out right and their blind adoration of Bush. Besides that, this short piece on Media Matters is a pleasure to read. Here's a bit about Limbaugh's use of Gannon/Guckert:

Nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh proclaimed that he fabricated a point surfacing in a question that Talon News White House correspondent Jeff Gannon subsequently asked of President Bush at a January 26 White House press conference. Gannon asked Bush: "[H]ow are you going to work with people [Democratic leaders] who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?" prefacing the question with the assertion that Senate Minority Leader "Harry Reid was talking about [the poor having to get food in] soup lines." But Reid made no reference to soup lines. As Limbaugh noted, "Uh, Harry Reid never said 'soup lines.' That's my term for the simple way to characterize the Democrats' view of America." Limbaugh said he was "flattered and honored and proud to have a point made by this program represented in the press conference and asked by a reporter."

Seems these guys are so close you gotta wonder if they were paying each other for favors on the side. . . you want to say they're "in bed" with one another, but given Guckert's record as a male prostitute. Then again. . .

You know, it all just makes me giggle. The image of Hannity, Rush, Guckert, McClellan all in bed together and plotting how to marginalize gays and women and Democrats. (I must admit, I see Rush with a frumpy nightcap, too.)