Jeff Gannon Quotes


17 Jeff Gannon quotes:



"I was given a White House - well, you will have to ask the White House that. But I asked to attend the White House briefing because I was, you know, because I wanted to report on the activities there."
"All my stories were usually titled, 'White House Says,' 'President Bush Wants,' and I relied on transcripts from the briefings. I relied on press releases that were sent to the press for the purpose of accurately portraying what the White House believed or wanted."
"And I'm hoping that fair-minded people will stand up and say that what's been done to me is wrong, and that-that people's personal lives have no impact on their ability to be a journalist, you know. Why should my past prevent me from having a future?"
"As I've said, I've been advised not to get into the specifics out there. Is there some truth out there? Yes. Is there a lot of falsehood out there? Absolutely."
"Even though it has been very painful, lots of opportunities have come forward journalistically. Once all of this blows over, I think it might actually help that I have gotten this attention."
"I answered their questions truthfully and honestly, but I would prefer not to say more. I assume the information was routed back and that is why I was not called to testify."
"I asked to come. They allowed me to come. And apparently there isn't a very high threshold as far as somebody's personal life to gain access."
"I can tell you that there is a lot of misinformation out there. There's a lot of fabrication out there, and a lot of misinformation."
"I have always had an attorney on retainer, and now I believe I will have to put him to work."
"I use a pseudonym, because my real name is very difficult to pronounce, to remember, and to spell. And many people who have been talking about me on television have yet to pronounce it correctly."
"I was given no special information by the White House, or by anybody else, for that matter."
"If I am communicating to my readers exactly what the White House believes on any certain issue, that's reporting to them an unvarnished, unfiltered version of what they - the Administration - believe."
"Mr. President, How are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?"
"My employer was never at any time aware of anything in my past beyond the writing I did, because, frankly, it isn't relevant to the job I was asked to do, which was to be a reporter."
"My name is James Guckert. Well, when you read it, it's always pronounced some other way."
"There are many, many organizations, many people that are allowed to attend the White House briefings. I don't know the criteria they use."
"There's a lot of things being said about me out there. A lot of things that have nothing to do with the reporting I've done for the last two years."



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