Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Anonymous Blog Leads to Congressman's Resignation

The Washington Times, the RNC daily newsletter, demands that House Speaker Denny Hastert resign. Former Congressman Mark Foley has checked into a rehab, blaming pedophilic tendencies on a drinking problem.

Pretty big news stories, don't you think?

But did you know this major story comes from an anonymous blog called Stop Sex Predators? It includes the text of several Foley's emails to a 16 year old page. Congressional pages are disparagingly referred to as skinterns. Most disturbing is that other Congressman are mentioned.

Increasingly, blogs are beating mainstream new sources.