Monday, October 02, 2006

Foley: An old story

Lots of fallout from the email revelations and resignation of Florida congressman Mark Foley.

Turns out that besides the House leadership several media people got copies of the emails almost a year ago, but they didn't think they were newsworthy enough to publish.
The St. Petersburg Times has an editor's note in their 'Buzz' blog Saturday, about their handling of the emails:
After much discussion among top editors at the paper, we concluded that the information we had on Foley last November didn't meet our standard for publication. Evidently, other news organizations felt the same way.
...someone contacted ABC and provided a detailed email exchange between Foley and at least one other page that was far different from what we had seen before.

This has attracted lots of comments, of course, including one from Daily Pulp's Bob Norman, although I can't get it to open this morning.

Note, Americablog, which has been covering this story heavily, had images of the more damning emails.


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