Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Independent News Organization

More about Gannon/Guckert today in Salon today. The part I'm most interested in is the Christmas greeting from GOPUSA's (Talon News' parent shill company) founder, Bobby Eberle:

"I'd also like to send a special thank you to all those who personally provided me with their assistance, guidance, and friendship, including ... Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, and G. Gordon Liddy..."
-- Bobby Eberle, President and CEO
Now, recall that Talon insists that they are an independent news agency. We know it's bogus, but they still say it. How independent is anything that would personally thank Karl Rove for his assistance and guidance, let alone friendship?

Imagine if the executive editor of even the New York Times personally thanked Paul Begala for his friendship and guidance? Rush Limbaugh's head would have exploded, assuming he wasn't hopped up on crank or whatever he was snorting back then. And that's just the Times, not some crackpot liberal activist website. Just imagine...

1 comment:

AlanDownunder said...

To Norquist, Rove & Liddy you should add Goeglein. He's the White House Christian outreach guy.

I particularly mention him because I wonder how many of his flock like this blasphemy, and how familiar it sounds:

"I'm everything people on the Left seem to despise. I'm a man who is white, politically conservative, a gun-owner, an SUV driver and I've voted for Republicans. I'm pro-American, pro-military, pro-democracy, pro-capitalism, pro-free speech, anti-tax and anti-big government. Most importantly, I'm a Christian. Not only by birth, but by rebirth through the blood of Jesus Christ."
- "Jeff Gannon"
For info on Goeglein and the others (apart from Norquist, Rove & Liddy who need no further explanation) here: