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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:11 PM
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"Top Myths About the Foley Scandal"
from Media Matters

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Summary: The scandal surrounding the sexually explicit electronic communications former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) allegedly sent to underage former congressional pages -- and the House Republican leadership's alleged cover-up of Foley's behavior -- have produced a wave of misinformation. To aid members of the media in covering the scandal, Media Matters for America has compiled a list of the top myths, falsehoods, and baseless assertions surrounding the controversy.

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- Democrats and their allies orchestrated the Foley scandal as a political dirty trick
- Hastert did not learn about Foley's alleged behavior until September 29
- Alleged Foley emails that House Republicans possessed were merely "overly friendly"
- Foley scandal has not affected voters or Congressional races
- Hastert and the GOP leadership forced Foley to resign after they learned of the lurid instant messages
- Gay Men are More Likely Than Heterosexual Men to Sexually Abuse Children
- Kirk Fordham's Claim that Hastert's Office Told About Foley Before 2005 is Uncorroborated
- Hastert "Took Responsibility" for the Foley Scandal
- Conservative Evangelical Voters are Particularly Outraged by Foley Scandal
- Upon Learning of Emails, GOP Leadership or Rep. Shimkus Told Foley to End All Contact with Pages
- CREW Withheld Emails and Other Information From FBI, Congressional Leaders
- A "Velvet Mafia" on Capitol Hill Knew of Foley's Alleged Behavior and Protected Him from Public Exposure

Go read it now!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:14 PM
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1. D'oht!
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:15 PM
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2. Great minds... I like that our excerpts are identical.
Now I'll go kick your thread!

And I'll send that link to some news organizations.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:18 PM
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3. K&R
:kick:
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