Joe Conason raises a good, and retrospectively obvious, point in this column: If the mainstream media is "liberal" and loves stories about sex, then why isn’t it jumping all over the Gannon-as-male-prostitute story?
Imagine the media explosion if a male escort had been discovered operating as a correspondent in the Clinton White House. Imagine that he was paid by an outfit owned by Arkansas Democrats and had been trained in journalism by James Carville. Imagine that this gentleman had been cultivated and called upon by Mike McCurry or Joe Lockhart—or by President Clinton himself. Imagine that this "journalist" had smeared a Republican Presidential candidate and had previously claimed access to classified documents in a national-security scandal.
Then imagine the constant screaming on radio, on television, on Capitol Hill, in the Washington press corps—and listen to the placid mumbling of the "liberal" media now.
P.S. Conason adds a little trivia into the mix, too. You remember those little "purple heart" bandaids passed out and worn at the Republican National Convention? That was done by a Republican dirty trickster named Morton Blackwell. Morton Blackwell also founded the "Leadership Institute" where Gannon/Guckert received his "training" as a "journalist".
P.P.S. If Talon News was formed in April 2003, and Gannon/Guckert claims to have had his first White House press conference just a few weeks after (Source), then how come he was boasting on this site about asking a question in a news conference that occured on February 28, 2003?? Who is his White House benefactor?