by John Hawkins | October 3, 2006 7:18 pm
“The (Washington) Times just lost its human resources manager because he tried to seduce a 13-year-old girl online. Using the logic of the Times, there is only one thing to do: Wesley Pruden, editor in chief, must resign.” — Don Surber
Update #1: Here’s part of the description of the Daily Kos’s dkosopedia on Gerry Studs, a Democratic Congressman who had sex with a male page. This is the April version of the entry. Since the Foley scandal broke and the Democrats decided to use it as a political issue, there have been a series of edits and this section has been removed.
“On July 20, 1983, Gerry was censured for having an affair 10 years earlier with a male page. He…turned his back] as the charges against him were read. The anti-gay crew had worked hard to demonize him (as they would [[Barney Frank]] several years later over allegations of a male prostitute having clients in Frank’s apartment). Gerry held a press conference with the page and admitted to a relationship. They each firmly stated that what had gone on in their bedroom was their business, and absolutely no one else’s.”
That’s right, folks. According to the people at the Daily Kos before the Foley scandal, criticizing a Congressman for having sex with a 17 year old page was nothing but the, “anti-gay crew (working) hard to demonize him.”
Now today, the very same liberals who have that morally bankrupt view are insisting that people like Dennis Hastert resign for not figuring out sooner, with no hard evidence whatsoever, that Foley was another Studds.
Update #2: This is interesting. When I posted the material above, the most current edit of the paragraph above read:
“On July 20, 1983, Studds was censured for having an affair 10 years earlier with a male page. At the same time, Rep. Dan Crane (R-IL) was censured for having a relationship with a female page in 1980. Studds refused to apologize for his conduct and turned his back as the charges against him were read. He later held a press conference with the page and admitted to a relationship, and they each stated that what had gone on in their bedroom was their business, and absolutely no one else’s.”
Since then, the, “The anti-gay crew had worked hard to demonize him,” has been put back in. Looks like they’re embarrassed that they got caught.
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