Gannons everywhere

A Comedy Central correspondent spoofs Jeff Gannon at a New York press conference.

By Julia Scott
Published March 3, 2005 9:00PM (EST)

On Monday, a fake reporter infiltrated the press corps at a question-and-answer session in front of New York's City Hall. Disguised in a fake mustache and hair piece in an obvious spoof of discredited White House reporter "Jeff Gannon," the intruder identified himself as "Dino Ironbody." He got City Council Speaker Gifford Miller's attention and asked: "How do you feel about the president's awesome plan to privatize Social Security?"

Miller caught on right away. "I'm not such a big fan of the president's plan to private Social Security," he answered. "I think Social Security has worked pretty well for generations and we outta stick with something that works."

The reporter was Daily Show correspondent Rob Corddry, shooting a segment that will air on Thursday night's show.

Julia Scott

San Francisco-based freelance journalist Julia Scott writes about water and energy issues for various publications. She also covers the environment for Bay Area News Group, a chain of newspapers in Northern California.

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