Friday, February 25, 2005

What journalism experience?

Guckert has defended his status as a "real reporter" by claiming to have written "about 500 articles."

"I still think, despite the bad things being said about me, I am a journalist, I have been one for two years and have written about 500 articles. I paid a big price for the privilege to call myself a journalist."


But how many articles were printed before he was granted access?

A search of Guckert's 430 articles on www.mensnewsdaily.com shows that his earliest article there was printed on April 10, 2003, well after he was granted White House access. Therefore, the "500 articles" Guckert basis his "experience" on cannot be the basis for his credentialing.

Indeed, Guckert has yet to demonstrate that he published anything as a reporter before he joined Talon News and was granted White House Press Corps access a few days later.

His sole journalism experience/training prior to asking the Bush Administration for access remains a $50 weekend seminar at the right-wing Leadership Institute.

3 Comments:

Anonymous count said...

Do we know when Guckert attended the LI weekend course?

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of cornerstone points of fact that Gannon trys to misrepresent. It is an obvious attempt on his part to prevent more people from asking the important questions:

Who hired you?
Who vouched for you to gain access to the White House Press Corp?
Who really wrote the articles published under your name?

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Link to the 430 Gannon-Talon articles archived at mensdailynews.com at was down when i just checked.
Here is a working link to the 430 Gannon-Talon-GOPUSA strories, and a breakdown of Gannons-Talon's April-June 2003 stories by date and story subject.

8:32 AM  

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