One aspect of the Mark Foley scandal that hasn't gotten a lot of coverage is how the story even became one at all. The first public source of the story was an obscure blog called Stop Sex Predators which seemingly was started with the express intent of outing the GOP congressman's sex life.
How did such a small blog with no readership manage to score such a scoop? Its owner refuses to say. He/she/they has posted this message:
Maybe I'm not so happy that so many people are coming to this blog site.
not interested in media interviews. Thank you for your interest, but if
you were doing your job to begin with, Mark Foley would have been
exposed a long time ago. Instead of wanting to do a story about this
blog, how about covering the fact that the media sat on this story for
over a year. You're as bad as the Congressional Leadership that covered
In case you didn't notice, all of the comments on
the blog are gone? Wonder why? Because there are so many awful people
out there. I started getting threats, so I decided that if somebody was
going to threaten me, they were going to have to email me directly. So,
they have continued to do so. There is no logical reason for someone to
be so angry. I understand that the ramifications of these emails is far
and wide. Much farther than I could ever have imagined. Regardless,
think about how awareness has been raised.
the answers to some questions that have been posed. I am not Karl Rove,
Mark Foley, or John Boehner. I am not employed in Democratic politics.
I am not 'funded' by George Soros. I'm nobody that anybody should care
about. So, please, go about your day as if I don't exist. If you have
something that needs to be posted on this site, please let me know.
CNN has more on genesis of the Foley scandal.