Gannon Fodder

I waited all day for the big media to chime in on the scandal that is Jeff Gannon, and when they finally did, they blew it.

First off, let's give credit where credit is do. And the only person that deserves any credit is a blogger that goes by the name Lorenzo. His blog likely doesn't get the kind of traffic that the likes of KOS and Atrios get, and that's where they come into it.

Lorenzo used KOS as a megaphone by announcing his discovery in the comments section. So does KOS deserve any credit? Not really... 'cause if it wasn't for Atrios' reading of KOS' comment section KOS himself would have never even seen it. KOS admitted that somewhere so I give him props for honesty. And it's not like Atrios or KOS claimed credit for the story. So I'm not blaming them.

...and I should point out that I was too lazy to give credit to Lorenzo yesterday, only saying "Someone at KOS searched up what domain names Jeff owns".

...but in my own defense at least I linked to it.

And how the hell did World O'Crap get credit for the story? They're as far out of this loop as I am.

Now that the credit is where it belongs. Let's try to get our shit together shall we? The self-hating, gay, republican, whack-job Matt Drudge refers to the story of GannonGate as "Online Reporter Quits After Liberals' Expose..."

He then links to a Google News search for "conservative reporter who asked President Bush a loaded question at a news conference last" I get a lot more by searching for "jeff gannon". So I can only assume that Drudge is directing people to this story by Howard Kurtz.

Howie writes:

The conservative reporter who asked President Bush a loaded question at a news conference last month resigned Wednesday after liberal bloggers uncovered his real name and raised questions about his background.

He then goes on to give credit to Daily Kos, Atrios and World o' Crap... and the he even finds time to quote the evil that is Instapundit.

I am not impressed. The "asked President Bush a loaded question at a news conference last month" implies that he only did it once, and provides no context since Gannon was providing cover for McClellan on an almost daily basis.

...maybe they'll get it right today.

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