Like only he can, Jon Stewart dismantles the lies, cover up attempts, the blame shifting games, and exposes the justly deserved shame of the Congressional Republicans and their leadership on a subject they deserve to be torn apart on.
A Republican, a anti-gay congressman was sending inappropriate sexually explicit instant messages and emails to male Congressional pages. These pages are minors who are between the age of 16 years old to 18 years old. The Republican leadership have known about his predilection for at least 3 years, and more likely 10, and in that entire time has done absolutely nothing to protect the young people who are serving our Nation as pages.
Warning, the below video contains some graphic terms and crude language but he’s right on target.
The Republicans in the House have tried to blame everyone from the pages themselves, George Soros, Bill Clinton, Barny Frank (an openly gay member of Congress), and the Democrats. Well they tried to blame everyone but themselves. This is shameful. The House Majority Leader first apologized for what happened, then right after doing so, he had the gaul to say, “Oh but I didn’t do anything wrong”. He and every one else who knew, but did nothing, enabled by their inaction, this predator’s preying on innocent children!
Fox news and the AP even had the nerve to try to relable Mark Foley as a Democrat from Florida. I seriousy doubt this incorrect labeling was unintentional. It is past time for a “Truth in the News Media” law with some serious teeth for violations.
Mark Foley deserves the lions share of the scorn of America, but those who left him in a position of power over young people are equally culpable.
Republican Congressman Foley first tried to blame alcohol, then he tried to blame the Catholic Church and their priests who supposedly molested him as a child, then he entered rehab the refuge of the rich who are in serious legal trouble. He even had the nerve to identify himself as a gay man.
Gays are not responsible for what this man did. Being gay does not make you a pedophile, it only makes you attracted to people of the same sex as yourself. Several of my best friends are gay and not one of them would ever consider preying on a child. Such behavior is just as abhorant to gays, as it is to heterosexuals.
I never left the Republican Party it left me, and right now I am glad it did. I don’t see how anyone can still be proud to bear the label Republican.
It’s time for all those who knew about Mark Foley and did nothing to resign. It’s time for America to vote for anything but Republican, for the seats held by the Republicans who are currently running for re-election, if they do not.
This comes right on the heels of a study which showed that Jon Stewarts show is just as substantial as our corporate owned news media.
Comedy Central’s Daily Show is as “substantive” as network news, according to a new study to be published next summer, RAW STORY has found.
“No Joke: A Comparison of Substance in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Broadcast Network Television Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Election Campaign,” was compiled by Julia R. Fox, an assistant professor of telecommunications at Indiana University, and two graduate students who compared broadcast nightly newscasts on July 26-30, Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1-3 in 2004 to episodes of The Daily Show from the same period. The study will be published next summer by the Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media.