Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Daily Kos : JOE WILSON interview RE: GANNON (not his real name)

DAILY KOS: "How did the interview with Gannon come about, given that it was a small-time conservative news outlet?

JOE WILSON: Gannon called me and identified himself as the White House Correspondent from Talon News, a conservative news organization.  He wanted to do a wide-ranging interview on my position on the war as well as the Niger mission and the leak.

While I had never heard his name or the name of his organization before, I was happy to do it.  I have long felt that it is readers and viewers of conservative media who could benefit from a more balanced discussion of what is at stake in our policy and the actions of our government.  At one point I recall Gannon as saying he was a traditional conservative (distinguishing himself from the neoconservatives, who in my judgement have totally captured our foreign policy).  Speaking to the Times and other mainstream media is fine but those readers and viewers are generally better informed and often of the same perspective.  It is those on the other side to whom we need to address the issues even more than to those with whom we already share views."

click on link above for the whole interview!

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