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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Fake reporter's questioning of the president fits into the administration's widening pattern of manufactured journalism.

--What makes this editorial particularly interesting is that it comes from the arch-right wing Houston Chronicle--

Feb. 13, 2005, 10:33PM

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The unmasking of an alleged journalist who used a pseudonym to gain access to White House briefings and news conferences raises more questions about the Bush administration's tactics for securing favorable news. James Guckert, who used the Talon News byline "Jeff Gannon," managed to get access to the White House on a daily basis for two years.

Guckert questioned President Bush at a January news conference last month, tossing a softball query that ridiculed Democrats for "being divorced from reality." The organization Guckert worked for turned out to be an arm of a partisan group, GOPUSA, a conservative Web site based in Houston and dedicated to "spreading the conservative message throughout America." It turns out Talon News was created only a few days before Guckert first applied for a White House daily pass. READ MORE (loads slowly):
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