Says 90 lb non-weakling Ann Coulter:
The heretofore-unknown Jeff Gannon of the heretofore-unknown "Talon News" service was caught red-handed asking friendly questions at a White House press briefing. Now the media is hot on the trail of a gay escort service that Gannon may have run some years ago. Are we supposed to like gay people now, or hate them? Is there a Web site where I can go to and find out how the Democrats want me to feel about gay people on a moment-to-moment basis?
And, about using a pen name, Ann points out that he's not alone, as Larry King (Zeigler), Geraldo Rivera (Gerry Riviera or Rivers), and Michael Savage (Weiner) do also. Not to mention George Orwell, Mark Twain, Voltaire, and (possibly) William Shakespeare.
Democrats running for President have been known to do so under other than their given names: Gary Hartpence, John Kerry (Kohn), and one of them even got elected; Bill Clinton (Blythe). The three of them would be welcome guests on Air America's 'Randi Rhodes' (real name unknown) program.
Liberals keep telling us the media isn't liberal, but in order to retaliate for the decimation of major news organizations like The New York Times, CBS News and CNN, all they can do is produce the scalp of an obscure writer for an unknown conservative Web page. And unlike Raines, Rather and Jordan, they can't even get Gannon for incompetence on the job. (Also unlike Raines, Rather and Jordan, Gannon has appeared on TV and given a series of creditable interviews in his own defense, proving our gays are more macho than their straights.)
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.
Barnie Frank was unavailable for comment.