Matt Drudge really hasn’t distinguished himself this week. When you say the IMs were “a prank,” it sounds like someone put them together as a joke, and that Foley didn’t actually participate. Of course that’s not at all what happened. Read the story, and all it says is that the page who was IM’ing with Foley wasn’t actually gay, and was playing along with Foley’s sick game just to laugh at the old perv. That really doesn’t change anything important about the story– but if you just read Drudge’s headline, you might think that the whole scandal was a hoax. Let’s nip this one before it confuses people as much as Drudge’s last bit of reporting did.