Friday, February 18, 2005

Guckert Scoops News of War - Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brian Kelly at nybri@epluribusmedia.org
Member, DailyKos.com

GUCKERT SCOOPED NEWS OF WAR
BEFORE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Feb. 18, 2005-- In a series of rapid developments, bloggers have discovered that James Guckert, embroiled in a White House Press Room scandal, knew of the "Shock and Awe" campaign four hours before President Bush's public announcement that the war with Iraq had begun.

John Aravosis of Americablog.org reports that a producer for a major news network has revealed that Guckert leaked the information about the massive bombing campaign nearly four hours before the president's televised announcement. The source also states that Guckert was the first to deliver other "scoops" to their news outlet including details concerning the Dan Rather/CBS memo scandal.

Guckert's own posts on a right-wing forum clearly state that he was in possession of information regarding the Rather AWOL memos, and that he gave the information to conservative Fox News commentator, Sean Hannity.

In other developments, RawStory.com is reporting that Guckert's own statements suggest he acted as a "plumber" for the Bush Administration, and that he bragged about feeding stories to mainstream media outlets.

Despite these developments, the White House remains silent about how Guckert was granted such unprecedented access to the White House Press Corps.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous count said...

In the entire history of the White House press office, has the Secret Service EVER granted day passes to ANYBODY for two years, or was Guckert the first (hopefully the last) lucky fellow to be treated in this very special way?

10:46 PM  

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