Talon News, welcome to limbo.
Oh, and the center of the Gannon/Guckert scandal, Talon News, is currently down. Talon News, for those who might not already know, is the ersatz news service that's actually a clearinghouse for the pro-Republican site, GOPUSA. A short message appears on Talon's site. The firstline reads:
The recent public focus on Talon News, while much of it malicious, has indeed brought some constructive elements to the surface. It has also brought many kind messages of support, and for that we are extremely grateful.
Translation: "They caught us trying to pass off opinion as news. We're going to have to cover our tracks better next time."
In order to better serve those readers across the country who enjoy Talon News content and look forward to receiving it each day, we feel compelled to reevaluate operations in order to provide the highest quality, most professional product possible.
Translation: "Call the plumbers! We gotta plug the leaks!"
The very next line reads:
Thus, Talon News will be offline while we redesign the web site, perform a top-to-bottom review of staff and volunteer contributors, and address future operational procedures.
Translation: "People are actually paying attention now. Let's see if we can't hire a few people who might actually be journalists this time."
The GOPUSA site doesn't seem to be making much of a fuss about the Gannongate. It's full of your standard crap attacking moderates in Congress, bashing education, calling for appointment of judges without vetting them (some people never learn,) and generally pretending to be persecuted for having opinions. Tragic, mean-spirited and nasty, eager to plunge their talons into anyone who deigns to slightly disagree with them. They're not worth your time, except to see just what kind of cesspit breeds people like Jeff Gannon and his fraudulent news.