Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Another Ethics Question

Coming after the revelations of the Bush administation paying media to promote Bush views and after the Bush administration putting out video "news releases" that are administration propoganda, now there are a lot of questions about "Jeff Gannon" (probably not his real name -- which raises security issues) and Talon News, owned by a "Texas-based Republican Party delegate and political activist who also runs, a website that touts itself as 'bringing the conservative message to America'." This is the guy who at White House press briefings and presidential press conferences can be counted on to lob some softballs and to denigrate liberals -- oh, and to run pretty much verbatim Bush admin releases. This has been going around the blogosphere for a while, but now the mainstream media is picking up the store. So is this guy a real journalist and should he have credentials? We report, you decide.


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