Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Stranger than Fiction

He's not a journalist, but he plays one at the National Press Club.
Editor & Publisher is questioning what "Jeff Gannon" is doing on a panel at the National Press Club:
Gannon, whose real name is James Guckert, resigned his job with the conservative Talon News last month after it was revealed he had used a pseudonym, had little journalism background, and had ties to male escort Web sites.
Still, Press Club leaders will include Gannon on the panel April 8 that includes Wonkette.com editor Ana Marie Cox, National Journal's John Stanton, and others. Gannon has been asked on numerous occasions about charges that he worked as a prostitute, and has refused to deny them.
Gannon told E&P today that he always considered himself a legitimate journalist, and "perhaps their invitation is recognition of that."
Daily Kos has tried and failed to locate evidence that G/G served in the military, as he claimed on his Conservative Guy website.


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