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AmericaBlog Takes On Powerline Over The Jeff Gannon Story

Appearing on Howrard Kurtz's Reliable Sources, John Aravosis and John Hinderaker debate the Gannon story as well as the"blogosphere" in general. V

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Appearing on Howrard Kurtz's Reliable Sources, John Aravosis and John Hinderaker debate the Gannon story as well as the"blogosphere" in general.

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Kurtz has been "swimming to the heart of darkness" on this story so far, and the first question he asks follows in suit as he misses the bigger "picture" here, that his colleague Dana Milbank is so in tune with. Why was Gannon allowed into the White House at all?

Kurtz: ...he has already quit his job reporting(cough)for these two conservative websites. Talon News and GOPUSA, why put up the pictures after the fact?

Arovosis: We put up the pictures because the issue wasn't whether Jeff Gannon had been working with escort services, the issue is how Jeff Gannon, what we would consider a fake journalist, with fake credentials got into the White House to report fake news. And the issue of whether he was an escort came to the larger issue, who was this guy and how could he get regular access to the W.H. for two years, access to the President, and aeportedly according to him, access to classified information regarding Valerie Plame.

Hinderaker: I think this is an outrage. The idea of these people posting these photographs is pure, flat out gay baiting(notice he doesn't say "bashing). I think it is contemptable......The idea that somehow Jeff Gannon is not a real reporter, I don't know what a real reporter is(That's the White House's job) There's a survey that was done that indicated 90% of the White House press corp. consists of democrats, and the impression I get is the folks on the left think it's a scandal that it's not 100%.

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