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View Diary: For Immediate Release: The Jeff Gannon Controversy - A Primer for the Press (436 comments)

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  •  Good release (none)
    And you hit all the points that need to be made.  The media seem to want to sensationalize this.  The release brought it back to earth.  I really wish I could help media-wise with this.  Unfortunately all my contacts or in telecom/wireless, small business and fashion.  

    PS:  Thank you for going ahead with the release.  You've seen what happens when the media picks and chooses what they want.  

    •  Don't let the media hit us on the sex angle (4.00)
      I made this point in another diary, and it was suggested that I repost it here.  Hope you find it helpful in the future, Bri.

      The proper response to the media's trashing us by focusing on the sex angle is to do it right back to them.  Here's how:

      "A voluntary association of contributors to DailyKos conducted a public, group investigation in which a large number of facts were uncovered.  This investigation raised many troubling questions about Mr. Guckert's involvement in what appears to be a much larger pattern of disinformation and press manipulation involving the White House and Republican circles.

      We are distressed and perplexed at the way the minor side issue of Mr. Guckert's web-based sex business ventures has been so prominently headlined in the mainstream media's belated attention to our investigation.  Why aren't major media outlets focusing on the far more important political and criminal aspects of this story?"

      You can never be too rich, too thin, or too cynical.

      by Dallasdoc on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 10:01:56 PM PST

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      •  No intention of letting them do that... (4.00)
        We discovered those web site urls early in the investigation.  We had a chuckle and dove back into the meat of the story....

        It was only when we found out his real identity on Monday night and the pictures started flying when we googled his name did the media sit up and take notice.  Did they care a week before that when we were finding he possibly he had access to a classified CIA document?  Did they care when they sat next to him for almost two years and let him be an administration mouth piece?  DId they say boo when he was called before the grand jury to testify in the Vlaerie Wilson outing?

        No.  We knew what was important.  We tried to ignore the sleeze.  They were the ones who were looking for the  Desparate Housewives angle.... they ended up looking like they were Desparate Journalists.  Well, we pulled their towels off.

        not a bad rant.  going to bed.

        "Off we go into the Wild New Yonder"

        by NYBri on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 10:32:40 PM PST

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        •  We're proud of you, dude (none)
          Have pleasant dreams.  And try to avoid those lines about "the meat of the story"... we gotta get away from that sex stuff.

          You can never be too rich, too thin, or too cynical.

          by Dallasdoc on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 10:44:19 PM PST

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          •  truth! (none)
            makes our story a two day wonder which it ain't.
            •  Challenge the MSWM to read the diaries (none)
              Challenge the Main Stream Waiting Media [MSWM] to just spent a few moments and do some thoughtful reading in the diaries. No big deal as the story was transcribed on dKos in just 10 days.

              No deceit & lies.
              It's on Internet, Transparent and Developed as the World Watched and Waited [WWW].

              Great appreciation once again for one of our many heroes in the forefront of the rovian onslaught. Thank you Valerie & Joe - a source of inspiration and motivation for the community.

              In 2005 - Be liberal: Support our Allies of Democracy on Human Rights, the Environment, Gay and Minority Rights & EU and UN Third World Development Programs & Our Friends

        •  Under what name did "Gannon" testify? (none)
          Has anyone researched this angle?

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