Will Pelosi, Jennings backers in media apologize to ousted GOP Congressman?
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* New York Times columnist Frank Rich, who labeled Mr. Foley’s attraction for 16-year old boys “not representative of gay men” and a “useful creep.”
* Newsweek magazine, which in a story by Evan Thomas described Foley’s interest in 16 year olds as “outrageously” bad behavior. The magazine used an e-mail from a page sought out by Foley, using it to describe Foley’s sexual inclinations as “sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick sick,” a description which is now explicitly rejected by liberals defending Jennings’ actions and his admiration of Harry Hay.
* Over at the Daily Kos, Foley’s activities were described as “evidence of child sex predation”
Whereas, Kevin Jennings himself, as reported on the Sean Hannity show, has termed this type of behavior by straight, white liberals to be a “threat to children.”
Now therefore be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives —
Calls on Speaker Pelosi to apologize for her description of appropriate and legalized behavior between former Congressman Mark Foley as “abhorrent.” That the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee apologize for describing the normal and legal behavior of former Congressman Mark Foley as “sex crimes.” And that the media outlets Media Matters, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Daily Kos — all of which aired or printed the descriptions described above, be cited for “gay-bashing” and “anti-gay bigotry.”
That ought to do it, don’t you think? A good place to start if one is interested in really defending Kevin Jennings.
Think about this. All these prominent members of the American left and the media (but I repeat myself) who are out there defending Kevin Jennings’ casual dealing with a 15-year-old — oops, sorry, 16-year-old — boy couldn’t get out there fast enough to wreak utter havoc in the life of Mark Foley. For doing what they insist is no big deal in the Jennings case, these people were out there a mere three years ago saying Foley’s yen for 16-year old boys made him “abhorrent” (Pelosi), guilty of “sex crimes” (the DNCC), exhibited a need for “psychiatry” because of “sexual misconduct” (Media Matters and the Los Angeles Times). The Jennings and Harry Hay-approved idea of what’s proper contact between 16 year old boys and older men, when acted out by Mark Foley, gave Keith Olbermann “a kind of sick feeling,” while the openly gay Rachel Maddow plumped for Foley to do jail time. And Mr. Gay Rights at the Times, Frank Rich, insisted that sex between an older man and 16 year old boys “was not representative of gay men,” while the editorial writers at his own paper convicted Foley of “sexually predatory behavior.”
It’s way too easy to simply dismiss all of this as hypocrisy. And this time, not acceptable.
The American left and its state run media has two choices here.
1. To admit that what they did to Foley, all accompanied by endless amounts of viciously negative air time, ink and blogging space, was nothing less than gay bashing and anti-gay bigotry in service of gaining political power — re-gaining the control of Congress they lost in 1994 after 40 years. As suggested by this draft House resolution, they can perform a mea culpa and in the interest of saving Kevin Jennings’ job, admit that they were wrong to do what they did to Mark Foley in one of the most cynical and self-serving acts of bigotry in American political and media history.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online