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White House "Journalist" A Puppet For Bush?

We all know this has probably happened in other Presidential administrations, but here's the latest example:

The Bush administration has provided White House media credentials to a man who has virtually no journalistic background, asks softball questions to the president and his spokesman in the midst of contentious news conferences, and routinely reprints long passages verbatim from official press releases as original news articles on his website.

Jeff Gannon calls himself the White House correspondent for TalonNews.com, a website that says it is "committed to delivering accurate, unbiased news coverage to our readers." It is operated by a Texas-based Republican Party delegate and political activist who also runs GOPUSA.com, a website that touts itself as "bringing the conservative message to America."

Thanks Barn for the link.

Update on 2/13: This sums up the whole situation pretty well.

Posted by Jake on 02/06/05 @ 11:56 AM
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