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Saturday, January 29, 2005

A great question

Anyone see President Bush's press conference the other day? I thought this was the best journalistic question of the day:

"Q: Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the U.S. economy. Harry Reid was talking about soup lines, and Hillary Clinton was talking about the economy being on the verge of collapse. Yet, in the same breath, they say that Social Security is rock-solid and there's no crisis there. How are you going to work -- you said you're going to reach out to these people -- how are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?"

17 Comments:

  • Good soft ball question from a Scott McLellan sock puppet.

    I have one for you. How did you get a hold of the classified CIA memo which you then used to bait Joe Wilson? By the way the CIA say that the memo was not only secret, it was WRONG.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:13 AM  

  • I just tell it like I see.

    By Blogger J. Gannon, at 10:41 AM  

  • Are you a reporter or are you just a Republican blogger like 1000's of others?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:55 PM  

  • I am a journalist who prefers the unvarnished truth.

    By Blogger J. Gannon, at 2:30 PM  

  • Now that Our Leader has had been forced into publicly denouncing payola, what business model do you guys plan to shift to?

    By Blogger melior, at 4:21 PM  

  • I will have to get back to you on that. I'm having trouble with the wording.

    By Blogger J. Gannon, at 4:30 PM  

  • Anyone see the Steaming Pile of Shit's press conference the other day? I thought this was the best ass-licking question of the day:

    "Q: Senate Democratic leaders are pissing and moaning about the U.S. economy. Harry Reid talked out of his ass, and Hillary Clinton talked out of hers. Yet, in the same breath, they "claim" that Social Security isn't on the verge of being sucked into a black hole causing a global depression and widespread goatfucking. How are you going to boss around -- you said you're going to reach out to these raving lunatics -- how are you going to boss around these raving lunatics who seem to have gone off their meds?"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:23 PM  

  • Jeff Gannon used slightly different verbiage. Your verbiage is slightly varnished.

    By Blogger J. Gannon, at 5:27 PM  

  • He also, somewhat peculiarly, touted his own press conference question as the best question of the day. Split personality, much?

    I have a few questions for you, Mr. Gannon: When I read something written by a known journalist, I use my knowledge of his or her reputation and associations to judge the worth of what I read.

    When I read something written anonymously, on the web or elsewhere, I know to approach it with a healthy skepticism about the author's sources and motivations, lacking any knowledge at all of his or her reputation and associations.

    What am I supposed to think of a self-proclaimed journalist who uses a fake name? How do I approach what he has written? How do I get any insight into his reputation, the reliability of his sources, the nature of his associations?

    Who are you, Mr. Gannon?

    Can you prove that you are not a Radical Islamist who has infiltrated the White House press corps to act as an agent provocateur for Osama Bin Laden? The nature of your questions seems designed to foment dissent and hostility in the American body politic, which serves their purposes admirably.

    Who are you, Mr. Gannon?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:16 PM  

  • Jeff Gannon is not my name and I am in no way pretending to be anyone else whose name isn't really Jeff Gannon.

    By Blogger J. Gannon, at 11:15 PM  

  • Do you give the other "journalists" your lunch money in order to keep from getting beaten up after such 'open dialog' with the administration?... or is it true that all the real "journalists" have been replaced by pod people?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:55 AM  

  • Clever... you're definitely ahead of the curve in terms of Internet fads. And I'm glad you're not the real not-real Jeff Gannon. He's a douchebag.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:34 PM  

  • Definitely “A Great Question”!!! Heck, that one question is now a news story in the Boston Globe...Neal Boortz has mentioned it...El Rushbo has mentioned it...on the local news here.

    By Blogger KarmiCommunist, at 7:42 PM  

  • Yeah, I thought it was great too. Thanks. By the way, is El Rushbo a real name or is that some sort of an alias? Or is it a city?

    By Blogger J. Gannon, at 7:46 PM  

  • Its the softer version of the term “Rush Limbaugh” (i noticed that you have a few Libs posting here and thus did not want to disrupt your Blog), and doesn’t usually send Libs into a foaming rage. Sorta like your “Great Question” was toned down...so as not to send your Liberal colleagues into a foaming rage during the White House press conference. Fact is it appears that it took days with loads of news investigators investigating you and your “Great Question”, and they still don’t understand that you had toned it down for them.

    By Blogger KarmiCommunist, at 4:56 PM  

  • Hey, "communist from a moon near Jupiter". You missed the point.

    That's what we do here on earth, in this country, in our Neocon fascist administration. He's a plant. He isn't a journalist, he's a propagandist tool to make sure that the slogans and ideas of the leadership stay in the forefront.

    The other reporters weren't slow. They were shocked.

    He's incapable by ideology and I'll bet even contract from thinking on his own.

    THE SAME AS YOU?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:56 AM  

  • By the way I still think "KarmiCommunist" is a really cool name.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:00 PM  

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