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    From The Herald's Research Editor


    Thursday, February 17, 2005

    Tit for Tat 

    Following the Jeff Gannon/JD Guckert controversy, I wondered how long it would be before the folks on the other side found a 'liberal reporter' with no credentials in the White House press room. Answer: Not long. Some 'news' organization called Mens News Daily says "Left-Wing Activist Poses as a Reporter" and that the information comes from Accuracy in Media, an organization with a long record of attacking journalists. The 'reporter', Russell Mokhiber, has a regular column on the Common Dreams site called 'Scottie and Me', listing his questions and answers coming from spokesman Scottie McClellan.
    The difference between him and Gannon/Guckert? McClellan enthusiastically replied to 'Gannon' and seems to ignore Mokhiber.

    posted by liz at 10:56 AM
    Comments:
    I think Men's News Daily is owned by the same people who owns GOPUSA (which owns "Gannon"'s Talon News).

    I'm not 100%, as I was reading about all of this a while ago now, but I'm almost positive.
     
    Russell Mokhiber has "no credentials"? He's been publishing in newspapers since the 1980s. Jeff Gannon has been a "journalist" since...2003.

    Rick Perlstein
     
    Thanks for setting me straight.
     
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    Elisabeth Donovan


    Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to the field.


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