Daily Kos, among others, has been all over the story here.
A fake journalist with a fake name working for a fake news organization asks what kind of questions?
Buying writers and columnists to support your programs. Planting a stooge fake reporter "Jeff Gannon" with no credentials at a limited number of White House press conferences to ask saving softball questions. Using the stooge to attack Democrats as out of touch with reality.
Here's where things stand:
- Talon's unusual access to the White House has upset journalists at other small outlets who don't enjoy the same privileged connections. "We're a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 22,000 and I'm pretty sure we couldn't get a White House press pass," says Mike Hudson, editor of the Niagara Falls Reporter in Niagara Falls, N.Y. "How does Gannon, which isn't even his real name, get past security?" Hudson wrote to Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., asking her office "to look into how a partisan political organization and an individual with no credentials as a reporter -- and apparently operating under an assumed name -- landed a coveted spot in the White House press corps." From Boehlert at Salon.
- Jeff Gannon " has been under scrutiny since asking Bush how he could work with Senate Democratic leaders "who seem to have divorced themselves from reality." The information about Gannon was posted on the liberal sites Daily Kos, Atrios and World o' Crap." Washington Post
Welcome to the world of White House News. Kafka couldn't write this stuff better.