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    Probe of faux reporter voted down
    Conservative activist's access to press corps remains an issue
    By ELANA SCHOR
    THE SUN HERALD WASHINGTON BUREAU

    WASHINGTON - Thompson's attempt to begin an investigation into how an online writer was allowed to join the White House press corps is defeated.

    A party-line vote Wednesday defeated Rep. Bennie Thompson's (D-2nd District) push to investigate the Bush administration's approval of a press pass for a conservative activist who became a daily fixture at White House press briefings.

    Thompson, the House's top-ranked Democrat for homeland security, joined other leading Democrats to call for an inquiry into how James D. Guckert, an online writer with ties to pornographic Web sites, joined the exclusive White House press corps and gained access to an internal government intelligence memo.

    "It's unfortunate that the House Judiciary Committee has chosen to politicize the issue of a proper vetting of the White House press corps," Thompson said through his spokesman, Lanier Avant. "Any time a substantive issue is put forth and Republicans first choose to protect the president instead of the American people, there is just cause for concern."

    Every committee Republican voted against Thompson's resolution of inquiry, and every Democrat present voted in favor. While the Web sites Guckert was associated with, using the pseudonym Jeff Gannon, including www.talonnews.com and www.hotmilitarystuds.com, have shut down since his identity became public, his case has sparked debate over the legitimacy of Web journal writers, or "bloggers." The first blogger was admitted to the White House press room last week.

    Avant said Thompson would not abandon his concern over the Guckert controversy, and that other regulatory agencies could be employed for an investigation if congressional Republicans continued to dissent. Thompson's fellow Democrats concurred.

    "This is no less serious than what my (Republican) colleagues thought the proceedings of the Clinton impeachment were for them," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas). "I don't believe it can be answered through (White House) self-investigation."


    More of the same from the party that wanted to restore integrity to the government.

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    Added to the fake news reports circulated by the administration and the paying of Armstrong Williams and others, its a definite pattern.
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    Strange that it doesn't bother conservatives that a gay for pay graduate of a one day journalism seminar was given access to the president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
    Strange that it doesn't bother conservatives that a gay for pay graduate of a one day journalism seminar was given access to the president.
    It bothers this conservative plenty.
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    Strange that it doesn't bother conservatives that a gay for pay graduate of a one day journalism seminar was given access to the president.
    Can you imagine the hue-and-cry if the Clinton Administration had leaked confidential information to a gay pimp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo
    Can you imagine the hue-and-cry if the Clinton Administration had leaked confidential information to a gay pimp?
    Now... c'mon... could we please stick to discussing the issue at hand here as opposed to "conservatives would've been pissed if it'd been the other way around?" We both know that that's going to start a fight.
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    What amuses me about this story is that one of our local firebrand conservative talk show hosts used to have Gannon/Guckert on his show 2-3x/month before the details of G/G's moonlighting broke. AFAIK, said local host has never spoken of G/G, the web site Talon News or any of the details of G/G's moonlighting again.

    Apparently the GOP has developed a similar strain of amnesia.
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    I think probing the political leanings of the White House Press corps is the last thing the media wants right now.

    Bound to get very, very ugly for all invovled.

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    Now... c'mon... could we please stick to discussing the issue at hand here as opposed to "conservatives would've been pissed if it'd been the other way around?" We both know that that's going to start a fight.
    Just trying to add perspective and context. This is a big deal and it shouldn't be swept under the rug. De-politicizing it does just that.
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    I think probing the political leanings of the White House Press corps is the last thing the media wants right now.
    Frankly, you can throw them all out for all I'm concerned.
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    Re: Probe of faux reporter voted down

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19
    I think probing the political leanings of the White House Press corps is the last thing the media wants right now.

    Bound to get very, very ugly for all invovled.
    I see nothing that this is about a probe into the political leanings of the White House Press corp. This is suppose to be a probe into how someone that wasn't completely vetted given access to the White House, the President, and classified intelligence memos.

    I'm kind of loss here, can you explain further?

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    Re: Probe of faux reporter voted down

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo
    Frankly, you can throw them all out for all I'm concerned.
    True, the Press corp failed us right after 9/11 in not asking the tough questions. I'm sure they thought they were being patriotic, but the patriotic thing to do was to ask the tough questions.

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    Re: Probe of faux reporter voted down

    The Americans for Better Immigration give Rep. Bennie Thompson these grades on better immigration policies for the United States...

    * Career Grade = F
    * Recent Grade = D

    This guy is the top democrat for Homeland Security? Scary! Perhaps if he did more for the security of this country than trying to pass obvious partisan legislation, he'd get better grades. Such is politics in America.

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    I don't see how this is a partisan issue.
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    Re: Probe of faux reporter voted down

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie-a-go-go
    I don't see how this is a partisan issue.
    I saw it that way when I saw how the vote went down on Rep. Thompson's push to investigate. Both sides (it hurts to say that!), not just one side. Stricly by party, the yeas & nays. That is pretty partisan in my book. And I don't think for one second that Rep. Thompson does not have partisan reasons for his actions. But that is just my opinion (the Rep. Thompson motive).
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