Friday, September 29, 2006
Will the national media hound Mark Foley the way they hounded Jim McGreevy? Or will they just let him resign in peace and leave it at that?
This WP article doesn't even once allude to the fact that Foley was outed as a closet case years ago. This is even though the rather salacious text of the e-mails -- written to a minor, mind you -- has been released to the media:
Hours earlier, ABC News had read excerpts of instant messages provided by former pages who said the congressman, under the AOL Instant Messenger screen name Maf54, made repeated references to sexual organs and acts. The full details will be included in a report tonight on ABC World News with Charles Gibson.Next week I'll do a Google search to see if Foley's improper contact with a child -- who disapproved of his advances ("sick sick sick sick sick" was how the boy phrased it) -- gets as much attention from the press as did the outing of Jim McGreevy's affair with a fully-grown adult staffer.
To me the big question is how so many prominent Republicans palled around with Foley without noticing anything.
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