The Ultimate Admission of Guilt?
Three weeks after James D. Guckert, a Talon News Reporter, was revealed to have no journalism training, a questionable past and present, and possible connections to the Plame investigation, Talon News has been taken offline.
Yet that action raises more questions than answers. Over the course of the investigation, bloggers discovered that GOPUSA.com and Talon News began scrubbing their website, not only of the stories by "Jeff Gannon", but also all Talon News stories. GOPUSA.com deleted its Board of Directors page, even though Guckert was not named on it. Pages and files were being deleted, and bloggers could barely keep up with their saves and screenshots.
Disappearing news articles are not the only mystery here. As bloggers closed in on Guckert's connection to various illegal prostitution sites, the registration of these sites was changed overnight, seemingly in an attempt to cover Guckert's own tracks. Additionally, webpages dealings with the Propagannon investigation have been scrubbed from www.webarchive.org.
Thus there remains the central question: Why? Why has there been a massive attempt to hide or remove this critical information from the hands of citizen journalists? What is there to hide?