Feb 12th - the Exposure of J. Gannon
links to CIA, The Iraq - Niger documents, 9-11, Abu Ghriab...
A weekend journalism-school reporter, using a fake name, was given access to the President of the United States at White House press briefings before he even worked for a true news organization. He claims that he has seen a confidential, so-called C.I.A. document which reveals the name of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife and shows her recommending him for the trip to Niger to investigate yellowcake uranium sales to the Iraqis. - Washington Dispatch
|The Valerie Plame Case
As the hunt for the supposed WMDs kept going to no avail, Ambassador Joseph Wilson wrote a NYTimes Op-Ed entitled "What I didn't find in Africa" (July 6, 2003). On July 7, 2003 the White House retracted their Niger claim, which was their sole admission to date that the justification for war was not accurate.
Within a week Robert Novak (July 14, 2003) wrote a column and `outed' Joe Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame as a CIA operative and claimed she was responsible for the decision to send Mr. Wilson to Niger. It was quite clear that Novak was trying to discredit the CIA at the behest of "two senior administration officials" by silencing any critics and making the claim that the CIA sent a diplomat vs. an intelligence operative to verify the yellowcake documents for patronage reasons. Novak's CIA source however would not confirm that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA.
Two Newsday reporters, with CIA contacts, attempt to verify that Ms. Plame was an undercover operative, and they do so. They also interview Mr. Novak and he claims that "I didn't dig it out, it was given to me," he said. "They thought it was significant, they gave me the name and I used it."
Two days later, JeffGannon.com debuts online (July 24, 2003).
`Jeff Gannon' and L'Affaire Plame: Summary of CIA leak
story on FOX???
On Feb. 23, two House Democrats asked special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to subpoena reporter James Guckert in the Plame investigation. Guckert reported for conservative Web sites under the pseudonym "Jeff Gannon" and drew criticism for asking President Bush loaded and innacurate questions at press conferences. Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) believe that Guckert may have information useful to the grand jury investigation and may have been given access to a White House memo identifying Plame. source
A conservative ringer who was given a press pass to the White House and lobbed softball questions at President Bush quit yesterday after left-leaning Internet bloggers discovered possible ties to gay prostitution.
"The voice goes silent," Jeff Gannon wrote on his Web site. "In consideration of the welfare of me and my family, I have decided to return to private life."
Gannon began covering the White House two years ago for an obscure Republican Web site (Talon-News.com). He was known for his friendly questions, including asking Bush at last month's news conference how he could work with Democrats "who seem to have divorced themselves from reality."
Gannon was also given a classified CIA memo that named agent Valerie Plame, leading to his grilling by the grand jury investigating her outing.
He came under lefty scrutiny after revelations that the administration was paying conservative pundits to talk up Bush's proposals. By examining Internet records, online sleuths at DailyKos.com figured out that his real name was Jim Guckert and he owned various Web sites, including HotMilitaryStud.com, MilitaryEscorts.com and MilitaryEscortsM4M.com.
"The issue here is whether someone with connections to male prostitution was given unfettered access to the White House and copies of internal CIA documents. For a family values administration, that's pretty creepy," said John Aravosis, one of the bloggers chasing the story.
The White House didn't return a call asking how someone using an alias was given daily clearance to enter the White House.
On his TalonNews Web site, Gannon had written that liberals were out to get him because he's a white conservative man who owns a gun, drives a sport-utility vehicle and is a born-again Christian.
Yesterday, however, he abruptly quit, and all of the stories he wrote were erased from the Web site. A great many were on gay issues, including one detailing John Kerry's "pro-homosexual platform" that was headlined mockingly, "Kerry Could Become First Gay President."
few people had heard of Jeff Gannon until President Bush's hastily called news conference on Jan. 26. After fielding a tough question about why the Department of Education paid commentator Armstrong Williams $240,000 to spread administration propaganda, Bush called on a bald, burly guy sitting in the middle of the briefing room and out popped the softball question:
"Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the U.S. economy. Harry Reid was talking about soup lines, and Hillary Clinton was talking about the economy being on the verge of collapse ... How are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?"
Jeff Gannon isn't even his real name; it's James Dale Guckert. He's not a reporter; he works for Talon News, a front for the Texas Republican website GOPUSA.com. -
Sex to go: Call White House press office
much more - including previous questions to the president...
James Guckert was hired by the Talon News Agency in early 2004 to be their White House Correspondant. Talon News, a totally Internet based news agency, was solely owned by GOPUSA, a so-called "volunteer" group supporting the ideology of the Bush Administration and the RNC.
Further researching the board of directors of GOPUSA, records within the public domain for any public or private corporation reveals the name of one Richard Powell, as a member of it's board.
See Richard Powells Bio from GOPUSA.com: (These links have since been removed from all GOPUSA sites, this is the cached Google page)
Richard Powell, is none other than the husband of Dina Powell, Assistant to the President as the White House Chief of Personnel.
According to the official org charts of the White House, http://www.americanpresident.org, Dina Powell, only 31 years old, works directly for only three people. President Bush, Andrew Card (all paths and positions lead to Andrew Card) and none other than Karl Rove, the newly appointed White House Assistant Chief of Staff, and well known Senior Advisor to President Bush. - liberal patriots
DU thread speculating on the similarities between Guckhart, Gannon and Jimmy Gosch
...we have a fake reporter, for a fake news agency that was allowed daily access to the Whitehouse. We have a board member of the fake news agency tied to Austin, Tx whose wife is a high level staff member in the Oval Office, a staff position that carries with it the absolute final word on who gains access to the White House.
"Gannongate," which is only now being mentioned by the mainstream news media, threatens to expose a potentially damaging GOP pedophile and male prostitution ring dating back to the 1980s and the administration of George H. W. Bush. James D. Guckert, using the name Jeff Gannon and possibly other aliases, was also running gay porn sites, one with a U.S. Marine Corps theme that solicited males for prostitution. - Wayne Madsen
The military spent over $200 million to recruit and train personnel to replace service members discharged over the last decade for being openly gay, according to a congressional report that was just released.
The report found that over 10,000 troops were discharged for violating the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that was instituted in 1993 under President Clinton. The policy allows military personnel to serve only if they do not disclose their homosexuality to anyone, including family members. - Online Journal
Motives...Did he set up gay escort/porn sites for miliarty personnel to try and trap them?
He creates the gay website, which requires gay servicemen to register to use them, either in order to get them thrown out of the military, or to recruit them for another purpose...
so...Is Gannon Gosch?
Several facts, however, do not add up. Gosch and Gannon/Guckert would be 12 years apart in age. Gannon is 48, and Gosch would be 35.
Noreen Gosch said some Web sites have reported Gannon as being 31 or 35. "Most people think he looks younger," she said to the Register.
Conneaut Lake High School in Pennsylvania confirms, however, that a James D. Guckert graduated in June 1975. His college, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, reports that he graduated in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in education and a concentration in social studies.
Gannon himself told the New York Times that his mother is 72. Noreen Gosch wouldn't say her age, but said she is not 72. According to previous reports of her age, she would be approximately 61.
des moines register
The paper that Gosch did deliveries for, and whos editor at the time was called - 'JIM GANNON'
does it matter when he leads us to the Whitehouse cesspit of cultic steering
Since 1979 the Institute's unique seminars and workshops have enrolled more than 40,000 students and taught them how to win. Each year hundreds of Institute graduates obtain positions of influence in public policy because of their Leadership Institute training.
What is going on?...
Current White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, can't seem to get their stories straight on precisely when, or how, or why, the White House became suspicious of the "non-journalist journalist" Jeff Gannon--and when, or how, or why Gannon got a coveted White House press pass.
First McClellan told the press Gannon was admitted to the White House as a "Talon News" reporter, and there was never any doubt as to his legitimacy in that role.
Then we were told that, in fact, he was admitted as a correspondent for a patently-partisan non-journalistic enterprise, GOPAUSA.com.
Next Ari Fleischer disclosed that the White had become suspicious of Gannon early on--and checked out his employer, Talon News, to determine whether it was a legitimate news operation. That "checking out" involved nothing more than a phone call between Fleischer and Republican activist Bobby Eberle, to hear Fleischer tell it.
Not so, said McClellan.
In fact, the check involved a thorough review of Gannon's employer--which, says McClellan, was not Talon News at the time, but GOPUSA.com.
McClellan said he didn't know Gannon; now we find out that Gannon sent McClellan a card when the White House Press Secretary got married--and was given a coveted invite to the White House's exclusive Christmas Party, an event which, according to several White House correspondents, signifies that the White House believes a journalist is in good standing with the Washington establishment. More recent revelations suggest that the "degrees of separation" between Jeff Gannon ("James Guckert") and Karl Rove ("Minister of Evil") is precisely "one": Morton C. Blackwell, Rove's mentor and Gannon's teacher at the conservative quack-factory The Leadership Institute.
The lies of Gannongate
|The leadership institute - links to the fellowship?
In 1979, Blackwell founded the Leadership Institute, which has been devoted for 25 years to turning out right-wing activists and journalists. Karl Rove is its best-known graduate.
Blackwell ran the Youth for Reagan effort in 1980, served on Ronald Reagan's White House staff, and has been a Republican National Committeeman from Virginia. He is a close associate of the ultra-reactionary Paul Weyrich and it was Blackwell, Weyrich, and Viguerie who met with Jerry Falwell in 1979 to found the Moral Majority. In 1991, Blackwell became executive director of the secretive Council for National Policy.
Morton Blackwell appears to share many of Weyrich's elitist views and wrote a forward to Plinio de Correa de Olivier's book, Nobility & Analagous Traditional Elites, in which he said: "One does not have to accept Papal infallibility to appreciate a case persuasively made, using theological, moral, and prudential arguments. This book will convince many readers, whatever their faith, that good elites are legitimate, desirable and, yes, necessary." - source
"Famous graduates of the Youth Leadership School include Karl Rove, senior strategist to President George W. Bush; James S. Gilmore, former Republican National Committee chair and Virginia governor; Sen. Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky; and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist." - demopedia
Karl Rove - portrait of a Nazi
"This is like being at a Nazi rally."
(Karle Rove, President Bush's political strategist, as he watches the crowd
erupt to Bush making the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game in the
New York Yankees stadium October 2001)
'The Inside story of US cabinet at war' London Times, 23 Nov 2002
"According to reliable sources, as well as our own Al Martin Raw.com investigation, Karl Rove
[senior political advisor of the Bush administration] is, in fact, the grandson of Karl Heinz Roverer, the gauleiter of Mecklenburg, who was also a partner and senior engineer of Roverer Sud-Deutche Ingenieurbro AG. They built Birchenau, the concentration camp in Nazi Germany."
Talon shut down - too sticky?|
A Texas-based phony news Web site whose conservative connections touched off a White House media controversy has shut down "to reevaluate operations," according to a message posted on the site.
A spokeswoman for Talon News said the site closed because its founder, Bobby Eberle of Pearland, Texas, "can only take so much beating" over the page's political slant.capitol hill blue
Here is an example of a question and answer between Gannon and McClellan that occurred at a May 10, 2004 briefing (from The Washington Post). Judge whether Gannon is looking out for the interest of the American public or simply looking out for the interests of the Bush administration.
Gannon: "In your denunciations of the Abu Ghraib photos, you've used words like 'sickening,' 'disgusting' and 'reprehensible.' Will you have any adjectives left to adequately describe the pictures from Saddam's rape rooms and torture chambers? And will Americans ever see those images?"
McClellan: "I'm glad you brought that up, Jeff, because the President talks about that often."
'Gannon' a lackey in journalist attire
BROWN: So, who was the White House clearing into those briefings every day? Was it James Guckert? Or was it--
BROWN: Jeff Gannon?
GANNON: I go to the gate. I show my driver's license, which I showed you. It has my given name. And that's how I gained entry....I asked to come. They allowed me to come. And apparently there isn't a very high threshold as far as somebody's personal life to gain access.
So that's it?
A driver's license at the gate of the White House is all it took?
from this blog
interview source MSNBC
Former Talon News Washington bureau chief and White House correspondent Jeff Gannon (aka James D. Guckert) attended at least two invitation-only events in Washington, D.C.: the 2003 and 2004 White House press Christmas parties.
Gannon has been discredited by numerous charges -- most notably that he is a Republican activist who has reproduced sections of Republican Party and White House materials verbatim in his own "news reports," and not a true news reporter. So the question arises: who invited Gannon to these exclusive events?
- Media matters
High strangeness! - February 25, 2005 - Jeff Gannon writes this:
Fear and Loathing in the Press Room
For the last two years, the Old Media figures at the White House thought of me as a gadfly, a right-winger with an agenda, harmless, someone to be ignored. From time to time there were grumbles among some of the reporters and one or two confrontations, but there was never a serious attempt to remove me from their midst. During my tenure I developed some good friends there who welcomed the refreshing perspective I brought to the briefings and respected my courage for asking the questions that I did.
It wasn't until I asked 'The Question' that everything abruptly changed. Initially, my colleagues had no reaction to the query posed to President Bush. It wasn't until Rush Limbaugh drew attention to it that there was any interest at all. But that was enough to get a liberal group dedicated to attacking conservatives in the media to mobilize. It was horrified that the relentless string of hostile and a few downright disrespectful questions had been broken. My greater sin in their eyes, however was that I dared to suggest that two Senate Democratic leaders held an illogical view of the economy's weakness and the strength of Social Security. MORE
Did Guckhert provide 'executive stress relief?
Whitehouse Access records show he stayed there on several occasions
In what is unlikely to stem the controversy surrounding disgraced White House correspondent James Guckert, the Secret Service has furnished logs of the writer's access to the White House after requests by two Democratic congressmembers.
The documents, obtained by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) through a Freedom of Information Act request, reveal Guckert had remarkable access to the White House. Guckert made 202 appearances at the White House during his two-year tenure with the fledging conservative websites GOPUSA and Talon News, attending 155 of 196 White House press briefings.see documents
Perhaps more notable than the frequency of his attendance, however, is several distinct anomalies about his visits.
Guckert made more than two dozen excursions to the White House when there were no scheduled briefings. On many of these days, the Press Office held press gaggles aboard Air Force One - which raises questions about what Guckert was doing at the White House. On other days, the president held photo opportunities.
On at least fourteen occasions, Secret Service records show either the entry or exit time missing. Generally, the existing entry or exit times correlate with press conferences; on most of these days, the records show that Guckert checked in but was never processed out.
In March, 2003, Guckert left the White House twice on days he had never checked in with the Secret Service. Over the next 22 months, Guckert failed to check out with the Service on fourteen days. On several of these visits, Guckert either entered or exited by a different entry/exit point than his usual one. On one of these days, no briefing was held; on another, he checked in twice but failed to check out.
"I'd be worried if I was the White House and I knew that a reporter with a day pass never left," one White House reporter told RAW STORY. "I'd wonder, where is he hiding? It seems like a security risk." - rawstory
|Blair involved in worldwide abuse ring
Was Gannon a 'boy toy' for visiting world leaders?
The Bush WH is usually a 9 - 5 operation, so I thought it might be significant to look at the times that Gannon exited after 5:00 PM.
Gannon stayed late at least 13 times. A few things that stand out for these dates are:
1. Bush was in the WH on those days.
2. On many of these days, Jeff went to a mid day briefing and then spent most of the afternoon and early evening at the WH before checking out.
3. On a majority of these days, Bush was hosting foreign dignitaries in the afternoon after the breifing, including Tony Blair.
So did Bush hire Gannon for his 'entertainment' skills?
Considering the fact that Gannon is a self-admitted gay prostitute, I would speculate that Gannon was hired by the WH for more than his writing abilities. The whole jounalist bit, might have just been a ploy to sneak a male prostitute into the WH when the Bush's were 'entertaining'.
I wonder how many world leaders got to enjoy his proverbial 8" cut? Naughty boys.
05/08/03 Entry 01:09:01 PM Exit 07:10:31 PM
Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:45 P.M. EDT
Later today the President will make remarks at a briefing for Asian-Pacific Americans and he will sign an executive order dealing with insular affairs. And then this afternoon, in a celebration at the White House, the President will welcome the foreign ministers of seven new NATO nations.
05/14/03 Entry 05:15:30 PM Exit 06:56:06 PM
Press Briefing with Ari Fleischer 12:35 P.M. EDT
Then the President proceeded to have his normal morning briefings. And then this evening, the President will welcome the new President of South Korea to the White House for their first face-to-face visit. During the meetings and then the dinner that's following, I anticipate that they will talk about strengthening the United States-Korean alliance
07/17/03 Entry 04:43:47 PM Exit 06:13:35 PM
Press Briefing by Scott McClellan 12:36 P.M. EDT
Finally, the President very much looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Blair to the White House this afternoon. The Prime Minister is a strong leader who is a great friend of the American people.
And don't forget the following, concerning Gannon's activities on July 17, 2003. This is from the minutes of the fraternity alumni organization he got involved with, under the (likely assumed) identity of James Guckert:
JD Guckert was busy entertaining the Prime Minister of Great Britain (not a joke).
New analysis on Democrat Underground Fri Apr-29-05:
Is it true, as many believe, that Karl Rove engineered Jeff Gannon's White House access? The GOPUSA "Christmas Card" page offers thanks to these individuals:
I'd also like to send a special thank you to all those who personally provided me with their assistance, guidance, and friendship, including Kathleen Eberle, Bruce Eberle, Mike Hiban, Don Stewart, Paul Teller, Tim Goeglein, Stuart Richens, Matt Smith, Jen Ohman, Bob Johnson, Liz Sheld, Julie Cram, Phillip Stutts, Chuck Muth, Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, and G. Gordon Liddy.
Well, there's Karl.
The other names are of some interest as well. I presume you already know about Norquist and Liddy.
Jen Ohman, formerly Liddy's publicist, now works with Ollie North and Hannity. Perhaps this link explains why Hannity was pushing Gannon as a legit reporter.
Nice to see that Bobby Eberle's GOPUSA has rendered formal thanks to Bruce Eberle's notorious name-collecting enterprise. This, despite the fact that some say there is no relationship between the two men. Something odd is up with these Eberles. (Perhaps I can repeat my suggestion that there may be a family connection to Paul Eberle, accused by some of publishing material sympathetic to pedophilia.)
Bob Johnson is a founding member of the Free Republic. You will recall that the Freepers had links to Aziz al-Taee/Joe Aziz, the drug thug cited by rightists (including Guckert/Gannon) as a "responsible" spokesman for the Iraqi anti-Saddam movement. Aziz also played a mysterious role in the Nick Berg affair. I suspect that Johnson linked "Gannon" with this contact. Not being a real journalist, Jim/Jeff was unlikely to go digging up sources on his own.
Global Child Sex Ring Exposed
Italian prosecutors described how they had unearthed videos of sobbing three or four-year-old children with knives being held to their throats in an anti-paedophile investigation they said had international ramifications.
11/25/2004 - Italian prosecutors yesterday described how they had unearthed videos of sobbing three or four-year-old children with knives being held to their throats in an anti-paedophile investigation they said had international ramifications.
The prosecutors were speaking at a press conference in Venice after dawn raids throughout Italy to break up the local end of a global file-sharing ring used to swap pornographic videos and photographs. About 400 police were deployed in the operation, which led to four arrests and more than 100 searches.
Police said an inquiry begun last December resulted in information being passed on to investigators in 65 countries around the world. Already, four arrests had been made in Norway.
A senior officer involved in yesterday's raids said: "The furnishings and decoration visible in the photos suggest that [the photographs and videos] come from eastern Europe."
Michele Dalla Costa, Venice's deputy chief prosecutor, said the material included photographs of "tortured children, subjected to violence of all kinds".
The investigation arose from internet monitoring carried out by the Italian postal police. An officer detected a system for reciprocal access to hard disk files that eventually allowed investigators to amass more than 3,000 items of paedophile pornography. - Guardian Newspapers,
Excerpt from 2003 interview with Noreen Gosch
AFP: The key to this whole scandal involving Johnny and the Franklin affair and all of this child kidnapping and molestation is the very scary story of "mind control" experiments conducted by our own government agencies and those of foreign intelligence agencies.
NG: Yes, it is. In my book, I tell the story of Michael Aquino [head of the Satanic cult, the Temple of Set]. You see, when Johnny was taken away, he was taken to a farmhouse and kept there for two weeks. After those two weeks, Johnny was sold for a sum of money. A man they called "the colonel," came and took Johnny to Colorado. Paul Bonacci identified that man as Col. Michael Aquino.
Aquino was involved in "psy-ops" and "mind war" experimentation for the U.S. government. He had a hand in developing mind control.
Unfortunately, they began to experiment on men in the services-this is the concept of "The Manchurian Candidate"-one that could be turned into a killing machine and never remember, programmed by key words and phrases. Then they decided to experiment on prisoners in prisons.
Then along came Michael Aquino, who was already a pedophile. He and others thought that it would be financially beneficial to them, somehow, to begin to experiment on children. That's when they began taking children.
AFP: Imagine the tremendous power of mind control using pornography and drugs. - source
Denial: Letter to Ted Gunderson by Michael A. Aquino
Phil Stutts worked for Daschle opponent John Thune and for Dan Quayle. He was also the campaign manager for the Bobby Jindal's 2003 run for Governor of Louisiana. Jindal's refusal to meet with any representatives of the gay community (which has a strong presence in New Orleans) infuriated local activists but played well to the Bible belters.
Julie Cram was the RNC's "Director of Surrogate Media Operations." The phrase "surrogate media operations" pretty much sums up Guckert's act.
Chuck Muth can be described as a Rove-in-training. His specialties are direct mail and internet activities.
Paul Teller was the legislative director for the Media Referral Service of a group called the Republican Study Committee. This service, run out of the House, was devoted to thrusting right-wing legislators in front of TV cameras on every occasion. Nota bene: Previously, Teller worked for the Reverend Moon's Washington Times. Scroll down a couple of posts, and you will see my commentary regarding the hows and whys of Moon's previous interactions with a Bush White House sex scandal.
Mike Hiban owns something called the Omega List Company, which sells the names data-mined by Bruce Eberle. He's an expert on "the conservative donor universe." (Frankly, it's difficult for me to tell where Eberle's operation ends and Hiban's begins.)
Stuart Richens is a leading figure within Eagle Publishing, the parent organization of Regnery. As you know, these guys churn out propaganda. (Net research has yet to uncover Richens actual job title.) Richens' name comes up in an interesting discussion of a piece of right-wing agit-prop called The Homosexual Agenda.
UPDATE: A reader has suggested that the name "Talon News" was derived from Eagle Publishing. I'm sure that this is correct.
The Gannon controversy may have placed Tim Goeglein in a particularly sticky situation. Goeglein is the liaison man connecting Rove with the evangelical community.
Cannonfire blog [much more here]
Abu Ghriab Links?|
One of the Defense Department contractors cited in the Abu Ghraib scandal was Titan of San Diego. It has subsequently been discovered that GOPUSA.com, the parent company of Talon News Service, had Steven Findlay on its board of directors.
Findlay was the founder of a Marshall, Texas-based defense contractor called Titan Dynamics. In 2002, Allied Defense Group bought Titan Dynamics. In 2002, federal investigators stepped up their ongoing investigation of Titan of San Diego for engaging in fraud on software contracts at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.
Titan's contract partner, Dynamics Research, also came under investigation. Investigators used the term "Titan Dynamics" in describing their investigation at Hanscom. - Wayne Madsen
9-11 links? - Bobby Eberles Pentagon witness testimony:
"All of this flashed in my mind as the aircraft passed from behind my left shoulder to in front of me. It was then that the other events of the morning crystallized in the realization that tragedy was about to occur. With all of these images spinning in my head, the only words that came out of my mouth were "Oh no!"
With that, the airliner crashed into the Pentagon and exploded.
I shouted to my friend whose view was partially blocked by a truck in front of us, "Oh my gosh! The jet just hit the Pentagon!"
Much of the traffic stopped immediately, and the stunned looks on people's faces are unforgettable. Many picked up their cell phones, presumably to contact friends and loved ones. I did the same, but I could not get through... "
- Bobby Eberle,[BIO]
Who is He? Only the founder of GOPUSA and Talon News; the man who paid to put Jeff Gannon in the White House. - according to this
Rathergate - The Fake BUSH National Guard memo saga
What's Fox news' Hannity's Connection To Jeff Gannon?
It was reported February 18 by Raw Story that Jaff Gannon bragged to Free Republic that he fed information to Hannity on September 10 about Mary Mapes which would discredit Dan Rather's sources on the National Guard story. Hannity started his all out assault on Rather and CBS on the same date.
Here is an excerpt from the Raw Story Report about Gannon and Hannity.
Gannon bragged about passing a scoop on who obtained the troubled Bush National Guard memos to Fox News' Sean Hannity on the conservative forum Free Republic.
'Mary Mapes is DEFINITELY [sic] behind the story,' Gannon wrote in Free Republic on Sept. 10, 2004. 'This is who I told Sean Hannity got the documents. She also obtained the Abu Ghraib photos.'
'I got the scoop and passed it to Hannity,' Gannon added. 'Look for my detailed story on Monday at Talon News. There is much more to this story. Mary Mapes is just the beginning.'
That story-that CBS producer Mary Mapes was the source of the troubled Bush Guard documents-shredded the credibility of anchor Dan Rather and killed any chance the facts that Bush had failed to adequately perform his duties as a member of the Texas Air National Guard would be taken seriously.
A producer at a rival network told Aravosis she received a call from Gannon informing her that Mapes had obtained the documents. That network then broke the tie between Mapes and the questionable '60 Minutes' report.
'I am more concerned with each passing day that the relationship between Gannon and the White House was anything but typical,' Slaughter said. 'As long as this Administration continues to stonewall I will seek the truth.'
Hannity orchestrated an all out attack on Dan Rather and during his recent interview with Karl Rove sought acknowledgment from him on the memogate story but Rove quickly dodged the subject. How many other Hannity campaigns were triggered by Gannon tips? This is probably just the tip of the iceberg. - source
more on Rathergate
Rathergate.com was created on 09/10, one week before CBS 'realised' their mistake. Registered by Mike Krempasky, who recently disclosed, that he is the political director for American Target Advertising, a Virginia firm run by Richard Viguerie, the conservative strategist widely credited with inventing political direct mail and helping Ronald Reagan and numerous other Republicans get elected.
NOTE: The quote, that Krempasky also said, that he is 'using Roger Stone's email system' for one of his California statewide campaigns, is based on a wrong investigation by an online blogger. (The Quote was from Douglas Lorenz of theagitator.com)
Did Dan Rather set up himself, working as a 'distraction agent'?
According to TIME, CFR-member Dan Rather and Donald Rumsfeld co-own a ranch in New Mexico
Grover Norquist is one of the most connected members of the new right wing movement. He has close ties to the Republican Party, large U.S. business interests, and both the subsidized and regular U.S. media. He truly represents the nexus of politics, business and media. - media transparency
Grover Norquist is one of several people who informally advises Free Republic Network on a number of issues. By 'informally' I mean that none of these people has any authority over anything we do; they just give us ideas or advice when we ask for it.
As you may know, Norquist's office is host every Wednesday to a meeting that is attended by representives from practically every conservative organization on the planet. The White House, Senator Frist's office, and Speaker Hastert's office also send representatives, and they tell us about the legislative agenda or other policy topics. Conservative candidates from around the country come there to introduce themselves. Virtually any group that has something going on can get a minute or two on the agenda, and I have done so numerous times to promote things the FRN was doing, such as the "Rally for America" events we did back in March. This is also how I was able to arrange for Angelwood to attend a speech given by President Bush. It is how we met Jeff Gannon of Talon News, who now hosts a program on Radio FR. In short, Grover Norquist has been of enormous help to us in connecting us with other people and organizations that share our goals.
He can do that because he is widely respected in the conservative community in Washington. I wish that I could take a webcam into the Wednesday meeting with me so that I could flash it around and show our fellow Freepers just how seriously people in Washington are taking Mr. Gaffney's crusade. You are making this out to be some kind of big deal, when in fact it's just one Nut On A Mission who has managed to convince a few people that he has something. What he has is a list of scary-sounding Arab names and a gift for placing them in the same sentence with the words "Grover Norquist" and shouting Booga Booga! - freerepublic
No smoke without fire:
Judiciary enquiry on Gannon stopped from way above!
The House Judiciary Committee voted against adopting a resolution demanding Bush agencies turn over all credentialing information related to James D. Guckert 21-10, the discredited conservative reporter and prostitute who wrote under the nom de guerre 'Jeff Gannon.'
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the ranking Democrat on the committee, said the resolution was imperative to ensuring that the line between reporters and activists remains clear.
'If we don't investigate this matter thoroughly,' Conyers said, 'where and when will be draw the line? I plead with my committee members in the Judiciary to support this very plain but necessary [amendment].'
F. James Sensenbrenner, chairman of the committee, said he felt that â€œthe Administration, in my opinion, has substantially investigated this matter.'
The Secret Service has determined that Mr Guckert did not pose a danger to the President or his family, Sensenbrenner said.
Sensenbrenner outlined his opposition to the measure in terms of not wanting to interfere with 'competing investigations' by the Administration he said were already underway.
'I would reiterate the fact that the Administration has substantially complied with the request for information,' the Wisconsin Republican said.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said the matter demanded an investigation.
It 'cries out for a House investigation,' she said. 'I frankly believe that this is no less serious than my colleagues thought the Clinton investigation was to them.'
Jackson Lee said Gannon had engaged in a possible 'penetration of the White House.' - Raw story
More abuse of power at the Whitehouse?
or just the way in which POWER NUTS
distract your attention from the REAL ISSUES
by creating false flag furores - seemingly straight out of a Disney movie plot
Return from Witch Mountain [Disney 1978]
Three years after the successful Escape to Witch Mountain, John Hough, Kim Richards and Iake Eissinmann returned to the Disney studios to film the sequel Return from Witch Mountain, a movie so exciting and wonderful that perhaps it even rivals the first. This time around, there are new villains, new locations, but still has the clever effects (dated, but clever) that made the first movie so great.
A very God-looking
Alien wouldn't you say?
The movie opens much as the first one ended, with the flying saucer. Uncle Bene (Denver Pyle) sends Tony (Iake, then Ike Eissinmann) and Tia Castaway (Kim Richards) off for a vacation in LA. While heading to their hotel, the taxi driver runs out of gas, and then Tony has a vision that someone is going to get hurt. Leaving Tia in the taxi, he goes out looking for this man. What he doesn't know is that Sickle (Anthony James) is part of a maniacal plot of Professor Victor Gannon (Christopher Lee) and his endorser Letha (Bette Davis).
Victor has built an instrument that can control the mind of another human; Letha wants money. After witnessing Tony's rescue of Sickle, Victor drugs him and they haul him away, believing that he has "molecular control."
Meanwhile, Tia goes out searching for Tony and gets lost in the worst parts of LA. Thankfully she meets up with the Earthquake gang, a group of four boys who are not exactly what we'd think of a gang today. They help Tia look for Tony after she helps them escape from the Goons, another gang. [note: the Goonies dir Spielberg]
The movie continues with Tia chasing after Tony (who is now a zombie under Victor Gannon's control) [see MKULTRA] and finally climaxes up to a battle between the siblings in a plutonium plant. [see nuke terror plot] And who do you think wins? (After all folks, this is Walt Disney Productions from the seventies).
The whole film ends with the two ESP siblings being taken off in a UFO piloted by Denver Pyle...from the mu=iddle of the Los Angeles Rose Bowl stadium
- adapted from a review by Captain Hook
Professor GANNON??? Mind Control???
Andy Stephenson, a blogger from Seattle familiar with the details of the Johnny Gosch case and the child sex rings in Nebraska detailed in the Book, "The Franklin Cover-Up," began, with a group of other writers and investigators, to ponder the claim. They looked at markings on Gannon's body and compared them to those reported on Johnny Gosch. They considered the lack of personal information about Gannon's early years. They considered that Johnny was alleged to have been used as a gay prostitute for blackmail purposes. They considered that the high-powered people alleged to have kidnapped and brainwashed children as part of the government's Monarch Project and MK-Ultra program, including Johnny, did so to use them in a variety of ways to advance their own agendas. And they contacted Noreen Gosch and discussed the idea with her - the first she'd heard of the theory - and they, too, came to the conclusion that Jeff Gannon is none other than Johnny Gosch.
The Internet has been abuzz with the theory ever since. And, in a way, it makes perfect sense. You've got a kid abducted and brainwashed into doing the bidding of government officials as part of top-secret mind-control programs, so now that he's older why not put him into the White House to soften press briefings to make the president look better? The suggestion from many is that Gannon is a Monarch Program child-turned-adult operative.
Johnny Gosch, Jeff Gannon, Hunter Thompson and the unraveling of a troubling tale. By Tim Schmitt
[note; The Editor of the Des Moines Register at the time of schoolboy Johhny Gosch's abduction in 1982 was called Gannon]
The Franklin cover-up
Lap Dogs of the Press
by HELEN THOMAS[from the March 27, 2006 issue]
Of all the unhappy trends I have witnessed--conservative swings on television networks, dwindling newspaper circulation, the jailing of reporters and "spin"--nothing is more troubling to me than the obsequious press during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. They lapped up everything the Pentagon and White House could dish out--no questions asked.
Reporters and editors like to think of themselves as watchdogs for the public good. But in recent years both individual reporters and their ever-growing corporate ownership have defaulted on that role. Ted Stannard, an academic and former UPI correspondent, put it this way: "When watchdogs, bird dogs, and bull dogs morph into lap dogs, lazy dogs, or yellow dogs, the nation is in trouble."
The naïve complicity of the press and the government was never more pronounced than in the prelude to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. The media became an echo chamber for White House pronouncements. One example: At President Bush's March 6, 2003, news conference, in which he made it eminently clear that the United States was going to war, one reporter pleased the "born again" Bush when she asked him if he prayed about going to war. And so it went.
After all, two of the nation's most prestigious newspapers, the New York Times and the Washington Post, had kept up a drumbeat for war with Iraq to bring down dictator Saddam Hussein. They accepted almost unquestioningly the bogus evidence of weapons of mass destruction, the dubious White House rationale that proved to be so costly on a human scale, not to mention a drain on the Treasury. The Post was much more hawkish than the Times--running many editorials pumping up the need to wage war against the Iraqi dictator--but both newspapers played into the hands of the Administration.
When Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered his ninety-minute "boffo" statement on Saddam's lethal toxic arsenal on February 5, 2003, before the United Nations, the Times said he left "little question that Mr. Hussein had tried hard to conceal" a so-called smoking gun or weapons of mass destruction. After two US special weapons inspection task forces, headed by chief weapons inspector David Kay and later by Charles Duelfer, came up empty in the scouring of Iraq for WMD, did you hear any apologies from the Bush Administration? Of course not. It simply changed its rationale for the war--several times. Nor did the media say much about the failed weapons search. Several newspapers made it a front-page story but only gave it one-day coverage. As for Powell, he simply lost his halo. The newspapers played his back-pedaling inconspicuously on the back pages.
My concern is why the nation's media were so gullible. Did they really think it was all going to be so easy, a "cakewalk," a superpower invading a Third World country? Why did the Washington press corps forgo its traditional skepticism? Why did reporters become cheerleaders for a deceptive Administration? Could it be that no one wanted to stand alone outside Washington's pack journalism?
Tribune Media Services editor Robert Koehler summed it up best. In his August 20, 2004, column in the San Francisco Chronicle Koehler wrote, "Our print media pacesetters, the New York Times, and just the other day, the Washington Post, have searched their souls over the misleading pre-war coverage they foisted on the nation last year, and blurted out qualified Reaganesque mea culpas: 'Mistakes were made.'"
All the blame cannot be laid at the doorstep of the print media. CNN's war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, was critical of her own network for not asking enough questions about WMD. She attributed it to the competition for ratings with Fox, which had an inside track to top Administration officials.
Despite the apologies of the mainstream press for not having vigilantly questioned evidence of WMD and links to terrorists in the early stages of the war, the newspapers dropped the ball again by ignoring for days a damaging report in the London Times on May 1, 2005. That report revealed the so-called Downing Street memo, the minutes of a high-powered confidential meeting that British Prime Minister Tony Blair held with his top advisers on Bush's forthcoming plans to attack Iraq. At the secret session Richard Dearlove, former head of British intelligence, told Blair that Bush "wanted to remove Saddam Hussein through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."
The Downing Street memo was a bombshell when discussed by the bloggers, but the mainstream print media ignored it until it became too embarrassing to suppress any longer. The Post discounted the memo as old news and pointed to reports it had many months before on the buildup to the war. Los Angeles Times editorial page editor Michael Kinsley decided that the classified minutes of the Blair meeting were not a "smoking gun." The New York Times touched on the memo in a dispatch during the last days leading up to the British elections, but put it in the tenth paragraph.
All this took me back to the days immediately following the unraveling of the Watergate scandal. The White House press corps realized it had fallen asleep at the switch--not that all the investigative reporting could have been done by those on the so-called "body watch," which travels everywhere with the President and has no time to dig for facts. But looking back, they knew they had missed many clues on the Watergate scandal and were determined to become much more skeptical of what was being dished out to them at the daily briefings. And, indeed, they were. The White House press room became a lion's den.
By contrast, after the White House lost its credibility in rationalizing the pre-emptive assault on Iraq, the correspondents began to come out of their coma, yet they were still too timid to challenge Administration officials, who were trying to put a good face on a bad situation.
I recall one exchange of mine with press secretary Scott McClellan last May that illustrates the difference, and what I mean by the skeptical reporting during Watergate.
Helen: The other day, in fact this week, you [McClellan] said that we, the United States, are in Afghanistan and Iraq by invitation. Would you like to correct that incredible distortion of American history?
Scott: No. We are...that's where we are currently.
Helen: In view of your credibility, which is already mired...how can you say that?
Scott: Helen, I think everyone in this room knows that you're taking that comment out of context. There are two democratically elected governments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Helen: Were we invited into Iraq?
Scott: There are democratically elected governments now in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we are there at their invitation. They are sovereign governments, but we are there today.
Helen: You mean, if they asked us out, that we would have left?
Scott: No, Helen, I'm talking about today. We are there at their invitation. They are sovereign governments.
Helen: I'm talking about today, too.
Scott: We are doing all we can to train and equip their security forces so that they can provide their own security as they move forward on a free and democratic future.
Helen: Did we invade those countries?
At that point McClellan called on another reporter.
Those were the days when I longed for ABC-TV's great Sam Donaldson to back up my questions as he always did, and I did the same for him and other daring reporters. Then I realized that the old pros, reporters whom I had known in the past, many of them around during World War II and later the Vietnam War, reporters who had some historical perspective on government deception and folly, were not around anymore.
I honestly believe that if reporters had put the spotlight on the flaws in the Bush Administration's war policies, they could have saved the country the heartache and the losses of American and Iraqi lives.
It is past time for reporters to forget the party line, ask the tough questions and let the chips fall where they may.
Considering the nature if the allegations
of child abuse against the Elite nexus...
the 'board members who meet at Bohemian Grove...
It should be noted that this abuse mechanism is being
utilized on so-called 'terror suspects' worldwide.
If these people are capable of the political Kidnappings & Torture
as we can observe in the Rendition Program
can we rule out Child kidnapping and ritual abuse rings?