HUGE H/T DRUDGE:
ABC ONLINE GLITCH LEADS TO IDENTITY OF FOLEY ACCUSER
FEATURED IM EXCHANGE WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD
Wed Oct 04 2006 20:32:06 ET
A posting on ABCNEWS.COM of an unredacted instant message sessions between Rep. Mark Foley and a former congressional page has exposed the identity of the now 21 year-old accuser.
The website PASSIONATE AMERICA detailed the startling exposure late Wednesday.
ABCNEWS said in a statement: “We go to great lengths to prevent the names of alleged sex crime victims from being revealed. On Friday there was a very brief technical glitch on our site which was overridden immediately. It is possible that during that very brief interval a screen name could have been captured. Reviews of the site since then show no unredacted screen names.”
SEX CHAT WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD
On Tuesday ABC news released a high-impact instant message exchange between full-length and, as ABC explained, a young man “under the age of 18.”
ABC headlined the story: “New Foley Instant Messages; Had Internet Sex While Awaiting House Vote”
But upon reviewing the records, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, the young man was in fact over the age of 18 at the time of the exchange.
A network source explains exchanges with the young man and disgraced former Congressman Foley took place before and after the 18th birthday.
Wild Bill at Passionate America has the whole breakdown of how the investigation unfolded. Agree or disagree, read it to find out about this now 21-year-old man.
This took a lot of effort and time…not to mention a lot of ingenuity. I have to give WildBill the credit, though…he did most of the work. Gotta love a tenacious Okie!
Here’s a round up of the coverage….
BigDog lets us know that Wild Bill has struck a raw nerve.
MacsMind wonders if it’s a conspiracy/coverup.
Cao reminds us that the exposes are just beginning.
Gateway Pundit warns about what’s gonna be busting out all over about Foleygate.
Strata-Sphere criticizes Wild Bill for ‘outing’ a young man. Hey Strata… come back down to earth. The “young man” is 21 now, and his face was all over the internet. Easy to find.
Barking Moon-Bat agrees with most that this is getting more and more weird.
Conservative Blog Therapy: “Paging Mark Foley…??”.
And Six Meat Buffet says “…Foleyâ€™s greatest sin was not being a Democrat. Were he on the other side of the aisle, this would be a minor setback if not the opportunity for a book deal.”
Breaking on Drudge 7:50 P.M. EST – ABC RELEASED TRANSCRIPT OF CHAT BETWEEN FOLEY AND A MAN WHO WAS 18 AT THE TIME OF THE INSTANT MESSAGE EXCHANGE…. NETWORK GAVE IMPRESSION MESSAGE WAS TO ‘UNDER AGE’ TEEN… DEVELOPING…