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February 25, 2005

Larry Flynt is 'wealthy Washington socialite'?

Rusty at The Jawa Report picks up on the story from a rather clueless Kelly Ann Collins

A wealthy Washington socialite is offering a $10,000 reward for proof that Jeff Gannon (pictured), an allegedly gay kinky-sex prostitute / escort / white house reporter / GOP operative, has had sexual relations with top-ranking government officials.

Excuse me if I cringe at the mental image of Larry Flynt in drag (I was going to Photoshop it, but I just had breakfast).

And the irony of Kelly's blog that boasts blogging about :::ahem::: dating and relationships in D.C. that is now on the "crush Gannon" party circuit BECAUSE OF THE HYPOCRISY* induces the same queasy sensation as listening to a tony white liberal at a cocktail party defending quotas and set-asides for "minorities" because " ... because, you know, those people are incapable of truly succeeding without our help."

I don't put too much stock in her quest though, since this statement of hers ...

It remains unclear how Gannon got White House press access for almost two years
... demonstrates that Kelly Ann has reality comprehension issues.

Then there's Eric at Classical Values who grins about being accused of being a paid Republican shill because he's not castigating Gannon 24/7 on his blog. Hey, Eric, I haven't got my week's Rovian paycheck yet, you?

Eric points to this post from David Corn that sounds a cautionary note about being careful about what you wish for if you aggitate for "more background checks" on White House reporters. As I've argued in emails and on other blogs, are the Get-Gannon crowd really prepared to say that only those "reporters" who have been declared personally "clean" on their sexual [financial/family/drug/alcohol] histories be allowed into WH briefings?

Well, that would certainly shrink the "journalism" crowd.

Posted by Darleen at February 25, 2005 06:22 AM


Flynt made a similar offer back in the day of Monica Lewinsky, offering to pay $1 mil to anyone who could "provide documentary evidence of illicit sexual relations with a congressman, senator or other prominent officeholder?"

He featured his findings in an alleged blockbuster publisher, but as I recall nothing concrete ever came of it.

Posted by: Charlie on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at February 25, 2005 10:55 AM

- The left really wouldn't want to go there. If journalism was suddenly defined with some sort of anti-partison requirements 85% of the Gaggle room would immediately be emptied as the MSM liberal Bush bashing gang would be forced to exit and stand in the hallway as their fearless leader Maureen (MoJo JoJo) Dowd leads them in a cry for fisrt amendment justice.... (I wonder if she cashes her DNC checks at the same bank I use....)....

Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at February 26, 2005 11:36 AM