Sunday, February 20, 2005
Is any of this controversy making its way up north?
'Cause it's juicy. Everything you always wanted -- corruption, lies, the Internet, spies, and a gay prostitute! The Jeff Gannon/James Guckert story (careful, this link has lots of pictures). The Daily Show has its take too. And Frank Rich, as always, has a great take, and Maureen Dowd concludes: "Even the Nixon White House didn't do anything this creepy. It's worse than hating the press. It's an attempt to reinvent it."
OK-- a bit more to add -- This is actually proof of God's existence!
Everyone is still missing the point of the story. The story is not, as nitwits like Howie Kurtz maintain, that people are being mean to someone just because he's conservative. The story is not that Gannon is a hypocrite for promoting an anti-gay agenda. The story is not even that the White House gave such access to a reporter for a dummy news service operating under an assumed name, and may have used him to expose Valerie Plame. This is not the story.
The story is that God exists.
Think about it: what are the chances that a media whore like Gannon would turn out to be an actual whore? It's impossible. It boggles the mind how infinitely unlikely this is. It's like if you found someone pirating CDs, and it turns out he actually had a peg leg and a parrot on his shoulder and sailed around the Caribbean saying "arrrrrr!" and plundering booty. You wouldn't believe it. But there it is: impossible, but true. Impossible truths are miracles, and only God can work miracles. Ergo, God exists. Q.E.D.
jane 2:27 PM [+]