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The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Jeff Gannon, Male Prostitute

I was thinking of writing up something on the whole Jeff Gannon story, not because it's particularly newsworthy, but because it's pretty entertaining. Instead, I'll direct you to the Media Matters web site, which has an extensive collection of articles on Gannon.

My apologies for not updating on a daily basis...as you probably know, I'm currently going to college part-time, and most of my energy gets eaten up there, because it's a been a bit of a challenge for me. In a good way. I'm trying to stay current on the crazy world of politics, but I have to also juggle things like homework and writing papers for class, plus quality time with the family.

That said, I did make the mistake of turning on Hannity and Colmes tonight. I keep telling myself to stop doing that, but I get drawn in...like heroin (I guess) or maybe an addiction to Oxycontin (right, Rush). Part of tonight's debate focused on comments Howard Dean made last week at a speech before the Congressional Black Caucus. Here's the comment that has offended Lt. Gov. Michael Steele of Maryland:

"You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room? Only if they had the hotel staff in here."

Mr. Steele is Maryland's first black Lt. Gov. In response, Steele said in an interview that the remarks were "racially insensitive and intolerable."

So...does this make Howard Dean a racist? No, it doesn't. Probably not the smartest thing to say. I couldn't find any comments by the Congressional Black Caucus calling for Dean to apologize for his remarks.

Still, if it had been a Republican making the remarks, the media reaction would have been the same.

Finally...a bit of closure to the whole Chris Rock "controversy" that was generated by "journalist" Matt Drudge, in posting some comments Rock had made about the Oscars at his award-winning Drudge Report site, claiming some academy members had taken offense to comments Rock had made (you can find those comments in my Monday entry). Well, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Gil Cates, the producer for this year's ceremony, said in a statement, "Chris' comments over the past few weeks are meant to be humorous digs at a show that some people, obviously including Chris himself, think may be a bit too stuffy...The academy has heard no grumbling from its members and has no intention of even suggesting that Chris step aside."

There you have it, yet another Drudge "exclusive" debunked as bullshit. Big surprise, huh?

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