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Thursday, October 05, 2006 

Scum-watch: A reporting Foley?

Everyone knows Rebekah Wade's views on paedophiles, or as the Sun often refers to them, paedo-pervs. Hardly a day goes by without the Sun reporting some horror story, either about a sick evil scumbag being convicted for possessing child pornography, or some other similar less than pleasant act, accompanied with the accused being referred to with whichever disgusted adjective picks the writer's fancy, with "beast" being one of the recent favourites.

It's with this in mind that I wondered how the Sun would be reporting the case of Mark Foley, the Republican congressman who has been exposed as being lecherous towards underage teenage runners at the House of Representatives. Even more delightfully for a tabloid newspaper, Foley had been at the heart of a recently passed bill which attempted to crackdown on "internet predators". Not only has the man been found metaphorically with his pants down, he's a horrible hypocrite to boot. There's no way the Sun could have passed up such an open goal, right?

Imagine my shock then on searching the Sun website that there doesn't seem to have been a single story about Foley's online chats with his young helpers. This wouldn't have anything to do with Rupert Murdoch's hardly hidden support for the Republicans, and especially the Bush administration, would it, similar to how the newspaper buried Abu Ghraib? I'm sure they've just been busy with other things, like the below post. That would explain it.

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To paraphrase Franklin D Roosevelt; "He may be a serial sexual predator, but he's our serial sexual predator."

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