Good post. For those who still think that the media is dying...I say that there are still WAY TOO MANY Republicans getting their daily shot in the arm of news from the major news media and they either haven't figured it out...you get lulled to sleep...or they think they are too savvy to be fooled and have already drank the "koolaid".
There you go--proving my point.
The Dems knew more about it than the Reps did and held it for release until after Foley could not be replaced on the ballot.
In not a single instance was it shown that Foley made an improper advance to a minor.
All the salacious stuff which the Reps didn't have was to adults, themselves homosexuals and folks perfectly capable of pushing the delete button if they didn't wish to continue the communications.
With what Hastert knew there was nothing that could be done. There simply was no other way to deal with this --a facially innocent email to a former page whose parents wanted no further investigation--without headlines accusing the Republicans of homophobia.
You were had.