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(Washington Post)   WSJ reporter forced to resign after her affair with Obama's ambassadorial nominee to Iraq, which involved trading sexual favors for access, is discovered. Dude, that's just a hair away from Murdoch and Obama being found in bed together   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 90
    More: Sick, President Obama, Wall Street Journal, Human sexual activity, Iraq, Gina Chon, US Ambassador, Poynter Institute, Kelly McBride  
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2012-06-13 09:15:16 AM  
I'd vet it
 
2012-06-13 09:31:56 AM  
Yeah, but doesn't Murdoch regularly anally rape Obama anyway? I mean, some of his stories make it clear he likes it dry and bearback.
 
2012-06-13 09:32:14 AM  
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Hittable.
 
2012-06-13 09:50:08 AM  
in before somebody claims the WSJ is liberal.
 
2012-06-13 09:54:23 AM  
Whoopsie!
 
2012-06-13 09:58:30 AM  
( 。◕ __ ◕。 )

It's dead girl, live boy. Get it right!
 
2012-06-13 10:19:33 AM  
It sounds like he was the one getting access.
 
2012-06-13 10:23:59 AM  
The important thing here is that she's hot....
 
2012-06-13 12:26:25 PM  
She's hot so it's all good in my book.
 
2012-06-13 12:28:03 PM  
I don't care.
 
2012-06-13 12:28:07 PM  
Old....been done

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2012-06-13 12:28:25 PM  
I wonder if the ambassadorial nominee's wife is going to make him do a story about the affair to the Wall Street Journal...
 
2012-06-13 12:30:32 PM  
Dude, that's just a hair away from Murdoch and Obama being found in bed together

Came for the Murdoch-Obama-in-bed shop, left relieved.
 
2012-06-13 12:31:05 PM  
"Chon and McGurk"

I smell a sitcom !
 
2012-06-13 12:31:09 PM  
Why was she forced to resign? Who cares how she got access to info as long as she was accurately reporting the information...
 
2012-06-13 12:31:39 PM  
That's the WSJ for you. Going to new depths to cause a scandal for Obama.

/I keed
//but it still won't stop the GOP from running to the puke funnels
 
2012-06-13 12:33:00 PM  
Why was the reporter forced to resign? I don't see anything wrong with it from her point of view. Pretty bad for the ambassadorial nominee to Iraq though.
 
2012-06-13 12:33:56 PM  
Cool.

This administration is easier than banning soda.
 
2012-06-13 12:34:35 PM  

germ78: That's the WSJ for you. Going to new depths to cause a scandal for Obama.

/I keed
//but it still won't stop the GOP from running to the puke funnels


The beauty thing is Faux News will spin this as Obama attacking the First Amendment.
 
2012-06-13 12:35:17 PM  

Honest Bender: Why was she forced to resign? Who cares how she got access to info as long as she was accurately reporting the information...


Probably because the execs at the WSJ are wrongly under the impression that it isn't viewed as a partisan rag with no shame. It's like someone with a really bad toupee.
 
2012-06-13 12:35:47 PM  
So you're saying I can pick up women if I pretend to be an "ambassadorial nominee"?
 
2012-06-13 12:35:53 PM  

Honest Bender: Why was she forced to resign? Who cares how she got access to info as long as she was accurately reporting the information...


Ho'ing for access is always wrong. Just like bribery. 'who cares how they got access as long as the information I want is the result'
/biatch ain't hot
//there are hot Asian Americans, she ain't it
///she is the equivalent of fat trashy trailer park on a darker skinned (be he black or Mexican or Punjab) dude's arm in the looks department
 
2012-06-13 12:37:09 PM  
FTFA: "McGurk, who was on the National Security Council staff during the Bush administration, is President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Iraq."

Not anymore.
 
2012-06-13 12:37:19 PM  
McGurk?

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2012-06-13 12:37:49 PM  
"trading sexual favors for access"? That makes it sound like she was whoring herself out. She ended up marrying him, so I don't think this was a business arrangement.
 
2012-06-13 12:38:00 PM  
I'd like to get in some of that Chon action myself.
 
2012-06-13 12:39:51 PM  

Holfax: "trading sexual favors for access"? That makes it sound like she was whoring herself out. She ended up marrying him, so I don't think this was a business arrangement.


TFA says their emails joked about that, but yeah, since they divorced their spouses and married one another, probably just garden-variety twue wuv.
 
2012-06-13 12:40:54 PM  
A few funny parts of that story- 1) the guy was on Bush's National Security Council. 2) they ere married to other people and now they are married to each other.
 
2012-06-13 12:42:00 PM  

Honest Bender: Why was she forced to resign? Who cares how she got access to info as long as she was accurately reporting the information...


There's probably someone else who can report just as accurately and objectively without boning the source (leaving us all to wonder about said objectivity).
 
2012-06-13 12:43:13 PM  
Well they got married so their relationship didn't appear to be about sex-for-info. It looks like they had an affair because they were into each other, and he told her stuff. But that doesn't get as many headlines as "reporter prostitutes herself for scoops".
 
2012-06-13 12:43:32 PM  
When did 0bama know about this? Why wasn't the American public informed of this "nominee" and his penchant for being a homewrecker? Is this the kind of leadership we need in a war torn country like Iraq right now? Frankly, this whole thing stinks to high heaven of a coverup at the highest levels and I, for one, don't care for it one bit. That's why I'll be voting for Romney in the fall, despite being a lifelong Democrat.
 
2012-06-13 12:43:42 PM  

lennavan: Why was the reporter forced to resign? I don't see anything wrong with it from her point of view. Pretty bad for the ambassadorial nominee to Iraq though.


Honest Bender: Why was she forced to resign? Who cares how she got access to info as long as she was accurately reporting the information...


She showed unpublished stories to him, according to her ex-employer. You're not supposed to do that. Reporters are not supposed to have the people they write about "approve" stories prior to publication. It's a conflict of interest and implies that the publication gets permission from the people they are covering to say certain things. It makes it look like the newspaper is not independent or impartial. Esp. when the reporter is farking the person she is writing about or getting information from.
 
2012-06-13 12:45:01 PM  

Ponzholio: I wonder if the ambassadorial nominee's wife is going to make him do a story about the affair to the Wall Street Journal...


Well given that his current wife IS the person he was having an affair with....
 
2012-06-13 12:45:32 PM  
Chon's relationship with McGurk is reminiscent of the headlines that surrounded the disclosure in 2007 of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's affair with Mirthala Salinas, a reporter and anchor for a local Telemundo affiliate. The TV station said at the time that it had reassigned Salinas and that she had no role in covering the mayor.


uh, don't let Adam Carolla hear about this. unless you want 20 minutes on "mayor retardorosa", failing hte bar 4 times, changing your name from "tony villar" to "antonio villaraigosa", pandering to mexicans, chickenshiat tickets, north hollywood high, doing a shoulder roll, refractory period, jimmy kimmel, how much LA sucks, mayor retardo, etc.
 
2012-06-13 12:46:46 PM  
I'm not really into Asians, so I don't get what the big deal is.
 
2012-06-13 12:47:22 PM  
I bet she was giving him clues about the Junior Jumble, too, that slut.
 
2012-06-13 12:49:18 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: She showed unpublished stories to him, according to her ex-employer. You're not supposed to do that. Reporters are not supposed to have the people they write about "approve" stories prior to publication.


Ah. I see. That totally changes things.
 
2012-06-13 12:50:33 PM  

Honest Bender: Why was she forced to resign? Who cares how she got access to info as long as she was accurately reporting the information...


Fake but accurate....

/Does it seem cleaner in here?
 
2012-06-13 12:50:57 PM  
I think this happens more than people realize. The entertainment reporter for my local newspaper ended up marrying the father of one of my town's notable Hollywood celebs. She would always be interviewing the dad about the son's career and eventually the two fell in love. She's still the entertainment writer but does not cover this particular actor anymore.
 
2012-06-13 12:53:05 PM  
I think everybody knows that journalists are whores.
 
2012-06-13 12:53:27 PM  

Holfax: "trading sexual favors for access"? That makes it sound like she was whoring herself out. She ended up marrying him, so I don't think this was a business arrangement.


1) once a cheater, always a cheater
2) once a ho, always a ho - no ethics
3) once a john, always a john -- no ethics

what happens when/if the shiat goes south? or one (or both) of them decide to do extracurricular shiat on the side? again? Like Gaseous Anomaly said: There's probably someone else who can report just as accurately and objectively without boning the source (leaving us all to wonder about said objectivity).
 
2012-06-13 12:54:31 PM  
Apparently many of you didn't read the article or couldn't retain information from the first few lines in the article.

"McGurk and Chon apparently were married to others at the time that they struck up a relationship; they obtained divorces and recently married."

So yeah, this probably had little to do with "Getting the story" and more to do with the fact they actually fell in love with each other. So this is basically a non-story.
 
2012-06-13 12:54:34 PM  

Snargi: I think this happens more than people realize.


Yeah. The fact your example and the one in this article ended up with the reporter & the "source" actually marrying one another provides a rare saccharin-sweet angle to this kind of thing.
 
2012-06-13 12:55:32 PM  
Let's see....

A former POTUS, while in office is found to be getting BJs from an intern less than half his age and groping various women on staff and he gets to keep his job but a reporter has an consentual affair and eventually marries her paramore is forced to resign.

I'm not that surprised to learn the WSJ has higher ethical standards than the U.S. Congress.
 
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2012-06-13 12:55:52 PM  
He can't go to bed with Obama because he would be cheating on Tony Blair.
 
2012-06-13 12:58:28 PM  

Kazrath: Apparently many of you didn't read the article or couldn't retain information from the first few lines in the article.

"McGurk and Chon apparently were married to others at the time that they struck up a relationship; they obtained divorces and recently married."

So yeah, this probably had little to do with "Getting the story" and more to do with the fact they actually fell in love with each other. So this is basically a non-story.


You'd compromise your ethics for 'love'?

it's not okay to compromise your ethics for 'love'. If you love someone, you will not ask them to compromise their ethics. If you love someone, you will not compromise your ethics for them. Smelly Pirate Hooker is totally on the money with this one:
"She showed unpublished stories to him, according to her ex-employer. You're not supposed to do that. Reporters are not supposed to have the people they write about "approve" stories prior to publication. It's a conflict of interest and implies that the publication gets permission from the people they are covering to say certain things. It makes it look like the newspaper is not independent or impartial. Esp. when the reporter is farking the person she is writing about or getting information from."


A marriage certificate does not make prior lapses in professional judgement cool.
 
2012-06-13 01:03:14 PM  
But there still isnt any leaks in Obama's administration.
 
2012-06-13 01:07:39 PM  
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RIP Dirt McGirt?
 
2012-06-13 01:09:47 PM  

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RIP Dirt McGirt?


What happened to John Legend's teeth?
 
2012-06-13 01:12:22 PM  
In before someone says Obama is a centrist reaganite republican!
 
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