Jeff Gannon, the White House correspondent forced from his job by left wing blogs is considering suing left wing bloggers for a “political assassination” that drove him from his job, according to a Newsweek Article to go to print on Feb 28.
Gannon, whose real name is James Guckert, singled out Media Matters, a quasi blog that focuses on the political affiliations of the US media.
The report states that it remains unclear how Gannon got routine White House press access for nearly two years; he acknowledged he first began getting clearance to White House press briefings in early 2003 as a representative of GOPUSA, a group headed by Texas GOP activist Bobby Eberle, months before Eberle even created Talon News. Gannon said he had no access to White House aides outside the press room, nor did he try to interview any. When President Bush called on him at a press conference last month, during which he asked a question with false info about Sen. Harry Reid, “nobody was more surprised than myself,” said Gannon.
We would also expect that if he was to sue bloggers that John Aravosis of AmericaBlog would also be high up the list, having broken the story of Gannon’s alleged links to gay military porn.