EDITORIAL 

Gannon-gate Redux

James D. Guckert (who wrote under the name Jeff Gannon), the "journalist" who quit his job covering President Bush amid criticism for his pointedly administration-friendly questions, visited the White House 196 times in two years, the Secret Service has disclosed. That would be unremarkable on the surface, since Gannon covered White House press briefings. But it turns out that Gannon was often in the presidential mansion on days when there was no briefing. And often, the records reveal, he either failed to sign in or sign out.

Representatives Louise Slaughter of New York and John Conyers of Michigan filed a freedom of information request for the Secret Service records of Gannon's visits. An article revealing the findings was published this week on the Web site The Raw Story. Guckert/Gannon owned several Web sites that advertised his services as a male prostitute, a fact that may or may not have anything to do with why he was in the White House day after day. But it certainly is an eyebrow-raiser. And it's an issue you'll be reading more about in days to come, we predict. •

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Beyond the Arc

Five Notes on Grizzlies/Pelicans

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Sooth the Pain With All The Rage Documentary at Crosstown Arts

Intermission Impossible

Lipstick Smear: Let Theatre Memphis' "Stage Kiss" slip you some tongue

Hungry Memphis

Tater Tots Now Available at All Huey's

Hungry Memphis

I Love Juice to Open in TN Brewery

Tiger Blue

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football

News Blog

Mud Island Could be Home of New Freshwater Aquarium

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Flyer Staff

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation