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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Foley emails shopped around for a year

I found this very interesting. Ken Silverstein at Harpers tells of his experience after being handed the Foley emails back in May. If you're following the Foley story, it's worth a read.

Reality Based Educator points towards this WaPo article in the comments which also sheds some light on the non-political nature of the revelations.


  • The Wash Post has a similar story about the sources - one Republican and one Dem were behind the leaks and the emails had been shopped for months before a news organization finally decided to publish the story.

    Does this allow Repubes to turn this thing into Rathergate even though one source of the email sources is Republican and both articles state the national Democratic Party was NOT behind the leaking of the emails to the press, that the sources of the emails were trying to keep Foley from hurting more kids?

    I would imagine we will get a pushback tonight from the same third tier Repubes that their charges have been proven true. They'll cherry-pick their charges from the Post and Harpers article and blame this all on a political smear campaign. Let'as see if Wolf, Matthews and the rest pushback themselves and note the truth.

    By Blogger reality-based educator, at 6:43 AM  

  • I think you've got it exactly right, although I would wager that the delivery will be more careful after Blitzer asked the question, "so you have any evidence, congressman?"

    With Kolbe, and the growing number of people indicating Repubs knew, I think they have to handle it with a little care.

    SO I could see propagation through the media machine aimed at the base, and careful broaching in the middle.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 7:40 AM  

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