Why Now?
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
  Hissy Fits
The Blight has been throwing them on a regular basis, but two have been zipping around lately, so I took a look at them.

I Googled "Ward Churchill" and found out he was Keetoowah Band Cherokee, so that's explained. For those who don't get it, do a search on "Trail of Tears". He is someone who remembers that his ancestors were subjected to an ethnic cleansing campaign. The Cherokee will forget about the "Trail of Tears" about the same time the Jews forget the Holocaust.

Churchill remembers the past and works to keep it alive, which makes him a conservative.

The other fit was about the phony journalist, "Jeff Gannon" of Talon News. Apparently James Guckert was forced to give up his role as "Jeff Gannon, boy reporter" because of the relentless persecution of the liberal bloggers and not the open letters and investigations by newspapers like the Philadelphia Daily News and the Niagara Falls Reporter who want to know why a guy with a website and no journalistic credentials can get issued temporary White House press passes to briefings and Presidential press conferences, but they can't.

Digby has a short transcript of a Howard Kurtz chat with Wolf Blitzer that seems to indicate that any blogger who makes the effort can drop by the White House and pick a day pass using a false name and be ushered into Presidential press conferences.

I see, it wasn't about being sponsored by a major Republican activist in Texas that got "Jeff Gannon" access, it was because he wrote a blog no one knew existed that enabled him to avoid all of those pesky security procedures put in place by the Secret Service.

For some reason I don't think we are going to see Wonkette at any press conferences in the near future.

And now for something completely different:
Len over at Dark Bilious Vapors has a great catch: The Nicosphere3000. It looks like a demo for some really creative video guys, but it is slick.


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