‘A hooker in the White House’

By |2017-10-31T06:23:19-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON – A conservative reporter with a background as a gay male escort and who received a White House press pass using a fake name has quit as a writer for the pro-Bush Talon News and GOPUSA.
Jeff Gannon, whose real name is James Guckert, leapfrogged veteran reporters seeking access to White House briefings where he asked soft-ball partisan questions to President Bush and press secretary Scott McClellan. His presence there has raised serious questions about how Gannon got by the required Secret Service background check using a fake name. Gannon has been accused of being a propaganda tool for the Bush Administration.
Gannon, who has written articles supporting Bush’s marriage amendment, has links to gay male escort websites with names like Hotmilitarystud.com. Some of the sites feature explicit nude pictures of Gannon.
In a Feb. 20 interview on CNN, host Howard Kurtz asked John Aravosis whose blog http://AMERICAblog.org broke the Gannon story, why they put x-rated pictures of Gannon on their site. “We put up the pictures because the issue wasn’t whether Jeff Gannon had been working with escort services, the issue is how Jeff Gannon, what we would consider a fake journalist, with fake credentials got into the White House to report fake news.”
Also on the news segment was John Hinderaker from the conservative blog http://Powerlineblog.com. Hinderaker accused Aravosis of “gay baiting.”
Aravosis responded, “Gay baiting is a cute line that the right likes to throw out there. I mean, as a gay man who’s been working on gay issues for years, I wish there were more people on the right who claimed to care about gay issues. But we have an administration here that goes out of its way to bash gays, whether it’s the marriage amendment or what. And then we’ve got a writer like … [Gannon] who writes anti-gay articles and then wants the protection of saying, ‘Oh, I’m a gay man.'”
Aravosis continued, “The bottom line is we had a hooker in the White House talking to the president two weeks ago, and if that president’s name was Bill Clinton, it would be people like John and others who rightfully would say, ‘What’s this guy doing there?'”

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D'Anne Witkowski
D'Anne Witkowski is a writer living in Michigan with her wife and son. She has been writing about LGBTQ+ politics for nearly two decades. Follow her on Twitter @MamaDWitkowski.