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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

This is crazy - even by Fox News Standards

I assume most of you have been following the whole Foley-Underage-Male-Page incident down in the States.

I was predicting the usual spin from the Republicans, but a couple of things have just gone too far

For example, Matt Drudge has this to say: (hat tip: Jane Hamsher)

And if anything, these kids are less innocent -- these 16 and 17 year-old beasts...and I've seen what they're doing on YouTube and I've seen what they're doing all over the internet -- oh yeah -- you just have to tune into any part of their pop culture. You're not going to tell me these are innocent babies. Have you read the transcripts that ABC posted going into the weekend of these instant messages, back and forth?
The kids are egging the Congressman on! The kids are trying to get this out of him. We haven't got the whole story on this.

Yep, he's BLAMING THE KIDS (Listen to the audio here)

but wait, it gets even worse: It turns out that we had it all wrong, Foley is a Democrat, not a Republican. At least according to Fox News (We lie through our teeth, you decide)

(hat tip: Brad Blog) - go whath the video

And if you want the full level of outrage - read how Fox News is covering the story. It's all about how e-mail is bad - no mention of sex or pediphelia.

Fucking Fox News.

At least the so-called moral majority is reacting the way they would if ANY member of congress did this sort of thing.




But wait, I mean, this is the only time that the Republicans have done this sort of thing, right?

Nope (Hat tip: Galloping Beaver)

Turns out there are over 60 different incidents involving Republicans and child molestation.

And, finaly, to bring it all home, what did Small Dead Animals have to say:

Update: as pointed out in the comments section this was actually Steve Janke (The other pillar of the right-wing wankosphere) and not Kate that posted this as my original post suggested.

If you can't read that closely enough, on October 1st (the Sunday two days after the whole Foley thing broke on US and Canadian News Networks)

What did Janke have to say: "If it's children exposed to penises, it must be Belgium"

Yeah, or, you know, THE US CONGRESS.

It took until today for the site to even cover the topic and here are some of the choice quotes:

"Bet the msm treats this a lot differently than the Clinton scandals. All of a sudden they care about a politicians sex life."
"To defend themselves the Republicans only have to repeat what all the democrats and msm said when Clinton was doing his intern. Its only sex, and is no reason to make a big deal out of it."

They honestly can't tell the difference between Clinton, who engaged in Aldultery with a consenting, of age woman, and this guy who abused children.

To Fox News, Matt Drudge, and Small Dead Animals.

Get off your moral high horse and crawl out from the filth and muck, you sick partisan bastards.