Will Pelosi, Jennings backers in media apologize to ousted GOP Congressman?
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Whereas on September 29, 2006, Republican Congressman Mark Adam Foley of the 16th District of Florida tendered his resignation as a Member of the House of Representatives in response to the revelation by ABC News that Congressman Foley had sent repeated e-mails and text messages of a sexually explicit nature to male House pages.
Whereas Congressman Foley was charged with inappropriate sexual communications with House pages 16-years of age and older, the same age as the boy at the center of the Kevin Jennings scandal.
Whereas the legal age of consent for sexual activity in the District of Columbia is 16 years of age.
Whereas no indictment much less conviction of former Congressman Foley was ever obtained by any prosecutor anywhere.
Whereas then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement in October of 2006 during a congressional election calling Mr. Foley’s behavior “abhorrent” and said his behavior was a violation of the House’s duty to “protect the children.”
Whereas the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee engaged in gay-bashing by accusing Mr. Foley of “sex crimes,” a flagrant display of anti-gay bigotry.
Whereas the liberal media gay bashed Mr. Foley for his conduct repeatedly.
Whereas these examples of anti-gay bigotry include:
* Media Matters, an active participant in one of the worst anti-gay witch hunts in American history, posted a story from the Los Angeles Times to highlight that a “psychiatry expert” confirmed Foley’s actions “do in fact raise a red flag.” Media Matters not only impugned Foley in doing so but allowed this posting to suggest that sexual contact between a 16-year old and an older man, which is legal in the District of Columbia, was cause for the attention of “experts in psychiatry and sexual misconduct.”
* MSNBC’S Keith Olbermann saying on October 20, 2006 that Foley’s actions with 16 year old boys were “giving all of us a kind of sick feeling.” And that Congress needed to “protect the pages” from gay men exhibiting the behavior of Mr. Foley. Olbermann was joined in his disgust by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who labeled Mr. Foley’s lust for 16-year old boys, as the new face of pathetic, closeted, American lechery” and asked over at the Huffington Post, with obvious glee, “is he ultimately going to jail?” Ms. Maddow, it should be noted, makes no secret that she herself is gay.
* CBS Anchor Katie Couric described Foley’s private sexual behavior as “tawdry.”
* Boston Globe liberal columnist Ellen Goodman disdainfully saying: “Maybe nobody knows what to think about solving the problem of Iraq, but they know what to think about the Florida congressman instant-messaging a teenage page: ‘how’s my favorite young stud doing?”’
* ABC, CBS and NBC, networks which collectively ran over 150 stories in the first 13 days after Foley’s announcement, all saying or implying Foley had done something wrong and that because what he did was wrong Republicans were in danger of losing the congressional elections. ABC referred to Foley’s e-mails as “X-rated.”
* The New York Times, which insisted in a December 9, 2006 editorial that Mr. Foley’s behavior as a gay man with 16-year-old boys was “wildly inappropriate, sexually predatory behavior.”
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