Friday, June 26, 2009
typo on Fox News?
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford disappeared for 5 days. His staff said he was on a solo hike on the Appalachian Trail. As it turns out, using taxpayer funds, he was visiting his mistress in Argentina. According to Fox News, Gov. Sanford's a Democrat, but in real life, he's a Republican. An innocent mistake...
But wait! Back in 2006, Fox News employed this very same tactic when former Republican Representative Mark Foley was embroiled in a scandal involving sexual instant-messages to teenage male pages.
In an April 2003 IM, Foley and a teen reportedly describe having orgasms. Congressman Foley then explains to the young lad that he has to go back to work and vote. "What was Foley off to vote for?" Alex Cockburn wrote at the time, "That evening the House voted on HR 1559, Emergency War Time supplemental appropriations. Just another wargasm in the life of Empire."