Uneditted NPR interview (rm) 22:37
At 6:40 through the interview (Paraphrased transcript):
Q: If you are proud of what you do, why not do it under your own name?
A: I won't reveal any personal information because I am being the "target of threats against myself and my family" I've also brought these "website postings to the attention of federal officials to look into"
As I heard these words coming out of his mouth, I couldn't help but remember a time around the 2004 RNC and the FBI seizure of Indymedia servers in the US and UK, and that was simply over a photo, but no one really knows.
I fear Rove has made a brillant move to get access to logs, emails, usernames and data, of whatever blogs they feel like. You may never know if they have visited your data. Indymedia's ISP was given a gag order, and the feds never needed a court order. (or a non-secret court)
I found the interview great especially when he implies the reason for the pseudonym is simply the fact that he is embarassed by his ugly name. He saw himself becoming the next O'Reilly and wanted a sexy name to go with his still sexy looks.
More from "Gannon" and why he is a freak at 13:50:
Q: Prior to this last week, why use a pseudonym?
A: Many people in business do that
- "People are not born with a name that is commercial"
- "People in Hollywood do it"
- "On-air personalities do it"
- "Radio people do it"
- "There are reasons to do such a thing besides being part of a CIA conspiracy or having something to hide"
- "It could be a very innocent reason"
Q: Right, so I'm asking yours..
A: Well, it could be..
- These are reasons why people would do it, and it's nothing to hide anything.
- "It probably is a commercial consideration"
Q: A what?
A: Commercial consideration
- A name that is difficult to pronounce, remember, spell
- "Batman's true identity has nothing to do with the story"
- "You'll have to take my word for it."