You know what they say: If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well. If it's worth doing dishonestly, give it to Steve Janke. How else to explain Steve's laughably inept spin job trying to ass-cover for the GOP in the exploding Mark Foley online sex solicitation scandal and even more appalling subsequent frantic coverup?
Peruse, if you will, Steve's inane contribution to the literature. Read it carefully. Notice anything missing? Why, yes ... yes, you do. With the exception of the quotes from ABC News, you will not find, anywhere in Steve's prose, the words or phrases "GOP", "Republican", "right-wing", "conservative" or anything else that identifies Foley by political party. Don't believe me? Go back and read it again and see the phrasing Steve uses every single time he refers to Foley:
"A Congressional Freak ... A US congressman ... the representative ... a congressman ..."
I mean, if you didn't know any better, you'd swear Steve was trying extra special hard not to let that unpleasant bit of information contaminate his whitewash job. That's particularly ironic coming from someone who blogs by the wide-sweeping motto, "Taking sloppy liberal thinking and tearing it a new one -- but always with a touch of class."
Right, Steve -- "sloppy liberal thinking." That really rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? Kind of like "sordid, right-wing sexual predatory practices." But I'm guessing there wasn't much chance of something like that showing up in your article, was there?