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Talon "News" RIP – see ya, don't wanna be ya


Talon goes down in a flaming pile of dung, like the manure pile in Nebraska.

Not just shut down for a “top-to-bottom review,” it’s lights out, according to its founder and Bush crony Bobby Eberle. Journalism will never be the same. Sniff…(Reuters):

A Texas-based Web site whose conservative connections touched off a White House media controversy has shut down “to reevaluate operations,” according to a message posted on the site.

A spokeswoman for Talon News said the site closed because its founder, Bobby Eberle of Pearland, Texas, “can only take so much beating” over the page’s political slant, the Houston Chronicle reported on Friday.

Talon, which could not immediately be reached for comment, came under fire after its White House reporter, who identified himself as Jeff Gannon, asked a politically loaded question at a White House press conference and was accused by critics of being used by the Bush administration to spread conservative propaganda.

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