Jeff Gannon was on Real Time with Bill Maher last night. I know this because Bill said "How are you doing, Jeff?" and the graphic said Jeff Gannon from jeffgannon.com. I only have one problem with this...
His name isn't fucking Jeff Gannon!
It's James D. Guckert. I know HBO is not CNN, but I'm not going to let shoddy fact-checking like not getting the guest's name right go by. What the hell? We had a media firestorm over the fact that this guy was using this alias and we just continue using it like it's normal to make up a name for yourself. It makes no sense.
Bill also did a shitty interviewing job. I'm more likely to forgive that because the guy's a comedian and not a journalist. I expect better from news networks, but not from a network that shows a documentary about the porn biz right after. Plus, I'm sure concessions had to be made to get Guckert on the show in the first place.
Still, Bill pretended that all this escorting business was in Guckert's past. Only if his past ended two months ago, when one of his escort ads was still up and current. That's well after he became a "journalist." I put that in quotes because the guy became a White House correspondent before he actually had a news organization to work for.
All in all, it was a lame fuckaround. A complete waste of my time.