I made a point of catching Jeff Gannon on Bill Maher’s HBO show last night. In fact, I’ve seen quite a few of the interviews this guy has done, and he is a piece of work.
In case you just woke up under a rock after many months and then tuned into Pensito Review to find out what’s going on in the world, “Jeff Gannon” is the nom de plume of a prostitute named James Guckert who worked out of the DC area using the nom de ho, “Bulldog.” Guckert invented his Jeff Gannon persona when he suddenly, with no prior journalism experience, started covering White House press briefings for a website called GOPUS.com, which subsequently changed its name to Talon News.
The story of how Gannon got access to the White House has yet to be revealed. The shameless libertines who run the White House and GOP Congress have no interest in getting to the root of this White House sex story. (So if Monica had been paid for sex with the president, there would have been no Starr investigation?) The powers that be are equally uninterested in knowing how a $200 per hour prostitute cleared a security check – or how he knew in advance when the bombing of Baghdad was going to start, or how he got inside information on the leaking of the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
If you want to know just about everything there is to know about Bulldog, go to AmericaBlog. The site’s editor, John Aravosis, broke much of this story, and he has posted a list of links to his Gannon coverage in the left hand column of the homepage. (Scroll down.)
Gannon did have one funny line last night:
“Usually the way it works,” Gannon said, “is people prostitute themselves AFTER they become reporters.”
Gannon has been openly begging to be invited to the White House Correspondents Dinner tonight but as of yesterday he’d received no offers. It’ll be interesting tonight to see if he shows up.