Rick Moran of Rightwing Nuthouse has been on top of the Foley story from the start and shows us how desperate the left is to prevent studied attention on its record, a record that puts the lie to the Dems' new new new campaign theme "We'd be Better Sex Cops"
A good friend of this site who blogs at Superfun Power Hour has dug up some information that shows how very seriously the Kos Kommunity is taking this Foley business — so seriously that they have amended the entry in the dKosopedia describing the only similar incident in Congressional history — the Gerry Studds disgrace (or triumph depending on your point of view).
Here's the original entry on the Studds Stud Scandal via a cached version:
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.
Now here is the version as it appears today after having undergone a slight revision — namely the highlighted section above disappears down the rabbit hole:
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.
It seems that there are people who defend pedophiles like Studds by calling their accusers 'the anti—gay crew' and people who condemn pedophiles like Foley unequivocally — except both groups get to erase history whenever it's convenient to do so. After all, it just wouldn't do to apologize for one pedophile while putting on your outrage suit to condemn another.
Clarice Feldman 10 03 06