Pundit Watchdog

Right-wing reporter caught plagiarizing

WARNING: News about one of the most brazen, uninformed, snarky, right-wing White House lap-dogs ahead.

Media Matters has nabbed Talon Reporter Jeff Gannon for plagiarizing White House press releases. If you watched Wednesday's press conference, you'll remember Gannon from his softball question to Mr. Bush:

...Yet, in the same breath, they say that Social Security is rock-solid and there's no crisis there. How are you going to work -- you said you're going to reach out to these people -- how are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?

Media Matters has a side-by-side comparison of passages from Gannon's reporting and their White House press release counterparts. This is a must read.

On his official website (major snark alert) he makes no defense what-so-ever of the fact that he, 1) has no mind of his own, and 2) steals entire passages from another source and passes them off as his own.

His slogan? "The White House Correspondent for TALON NEWS
delivers 'unfiltered' news". Try "verbatim" news.