Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ann Coulter - Not Entirely Correct

Ann Coulter brings all of her powerful invective on the case of Jeff Gannon. For those of you who don't know, Jeff Gannon was a male escort, who got a press pass to ask fawning questions of President Bush and his press secretaries. If Clinton had done it, we can only imagine how Ann would be reacting. Since President Bush did it, it's no big deal.

But when invective can't quite finish the job, Ann turns to another tool, outright deception. "Gannon didn't write about gays. No "hypocrisy" is being exposed. Liberals' hateful, frothing-at-the-mouth campaign against Gannon consists solely of their claim that he is gay." Well let's take the second part first. It's not that he is gay, it's that he was a male escort. Maybe Ann is one of them libertarian types who has no problem with prostitution, but the laws of the United States have a different opinion.

As for the charge that Gannon never wrote about gays, according to Media Matters (who grabbed Gannon's articles before Talon News destroyed the evidence), on October 12, 2004, he claimed that Kerry could become America's first Gay President. Doesn't sound very good does it? I wish I could give you some quotes from the article, but Talon News, in their wisdom, have decided that we shouldn't be able to read Gannon's articles now.

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