I don’t know what to make of this diary entry over at DailyKos, but apparently they are trying to establish whether Jeff Gannon (the fake White House journalist if you haven’t been following) knew about the Kerry non-affair story before Drudge, like I had (I scooped Drudge, I scooped Drudge, neener neener!).
Well, I don’t know whether he did or not, but I can go ahead and clear up a few obvious items they are speculating over:
- I only used the “Son of Liberty” alias while posting at WatchBlog.com, the one on Free Republic isn’t me (though I probably would have been banned as well, heh). From the timeline Kos readers have presented so far, this looks like a dead end avenue for more dirt on Gannon. But don’t let me posting this discourage anyone.
- The first time I’ve heard of JD Guckert or Jeff Gannon is the recent coverage it’s gotten. I do find it amusing that the liberals have found their own little right-wing Dan Rather to knock of a pedestal.
- Lastly, my source is still not willing to divulge where the rumor started, and the name Alexandra Polier never came up during my interviews. From an IM conversation (source name has been changed):
Stephen VanDyke: http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2005/2/10/19196/0993/21#21
VanDyke: wow, that damn story is like the perennial whack-a-mole now
Jose Perez: lol
Perez: will it never go away?
Perez: BTW, I’m officially unavailable for comment if anyone asks you about your source.
VanDyke: it’s a dead story, I’m not going to say anything about it [ed- ok, I lied]
VanDyke: yeah, I figured you didn’t want to… no one’s contacted me, I doubt anyone will
Perez: And, to be fair, it was supposedly common knowledge on the Hill that Times was going to run a story about it … A Democratic friend of mine was upset about the fact that it would most definitely ruin the campaign …
Perez: (Which is how I found out)
VanDyke: I’m still curious where the damn rumor started
As you can see, I’m not very enlightened myself as to all the details. Anyways, I hope the lefties at Kos aren’t dumb enough to lump me in with the likes of Gannon, because I can be a very angry libertarian when provoked.