: Wolf Blitzer interviews fakey White House ‘correspondent’ ‘Jeff Gannon’ just now.
Howard Kurtz plays a tape of Gannon asking his softball — and innaccurate — question of Bush (and attack on Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton). Kos gets credit for finding Gannon’s real name and story. Rep. Slaughter is quoted asking whether the White House let him in as a tool of the administration and the White House denies. Kurtz says some say bloggers went too far digging into his background. Cut to Wolf.
Wolf asks him to explain the name thing. “It’s a professional name. I used it because Jeff Gannon is easier to pronounce.” Who does he think he is, Cher?
If you didn’t do anything wrong, why did you resign? He says people have harrassed and threatened him and his family. He says people have followed him to church (nice touch).
Wolf asks about the sexually explicit websites he was working on. “I don’t understand what that is,” says Wolf. Gannon says he did it for a client and the sites never went up.
Wolf asks whether he was there to ask softball questions or whether he was there “as a real journalist.” Gannon says Talon is a real news service. “I created the questions, nobody fed the questions to me.” It’s not as if anyone would have to write them for him.
Nothing about the other things Gannon did at the White House or his relationship with others, besides the owner of his ‘news service,’ Bobby Eberle.
Softball to the softball player, I’d say.
Now maybe they will do the softball interview with Eason Jordan.