WHInternNow also posted the link to the Stop Sex Predators blog on an open thread at DKos Sunday 9/24/06 with this commentary. "Check this out. Congressman Mark Foley has crossed the line."
The Blog, Stop Sex Predators, posted the Foley Emails Sunday 9/24/06
The Foley emails were first published on Sunday 9/24/06 at the blog Stop Sex Predators. The post at Stop Sex Predators entitled "Emails from Congressman Foley to 16 Year Old Page!!!!", contained copies of the Foley emails. The author of Stop Sex Predators says he received the Foley emails that day in an email.
Here is one of the emails published on 9/21/06 by Stop Sex Predators.
From: congress intern
Signed-By: yahoo.com Mailed-By: yahoo.com
Date: Sep 12, 2006 12:34 PM
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I saw your article's about Congressional sex scandals with interns. Let me share what happened to me.I was near the end of my internship for Congressman Foley's office he asked me for my email. I was not sure why he wanted but I gave it to him anyway. A few days later I got an email from him in the middle of the night asking me for pictures. I sent him a few pictures of me and other interns at work. A few days later he emailed me asking for more pictures of me but not from work. He was looking for personal pictures of me. I ignored the email he started emailing me telling me that he was going to be visiting my area. H e said he wanted to get together with me. he wanted me to come up to his hotel romm. I think that he was looking to have sex with me. Aftern that email I block him from my email address
Stop Sex Predators 9/21/06
The post with the scanned copies of the Foley email at Stop Sex Predators has a comment from Steve Rothaus at the Miami Herald.
If anyone would like to discuss this with me, please call or email Steve Rothaus
Stop Sex Predators
WHInternNow also commented on Foley at Daily Kos on 9/5/06.
The Real Problem With Foley (0 / 0)
It's not that he's gay. It's that he constantly hits on underage interns on The Hill. You guys talk about an "open secret" well Foley's eye for the young boys in the White House and around the Capitol is what has the Republican bosses scared to death. It's just wrong that this guy can hit on young boys and still be in the leadership.
by WHInternNow on Tue Sep 05, 2006 at 08:48:09 PM EDT
It's not clear if WHInternNow was linking to the emails posted on 9/21/06 as his diary is entiled "Congressman Mark Foley Emails to Intern". Note he says Intern not Page, but the time stamps would indicate his diary was posted after the Foley emails were up on Stop Sex Predators.
The St Petersburg Times, in a note from the editors explains why they didn't publish a story on the Foley Emails and adds this information. The entire editors's note is worth reading.
The Louisiana boy's emails broke into the open last weekend, when a blogger got copies and posted them online.
St Petersburg Times 9/30/06
I found some new information regarding the Foley Emails. CREW had them earlier this summer. They didn't publish them
Just a reminder to our readers that when CREW received copies of the Foley emails earlier this summer, we sent them to the FBI. This key point was reported in the original Associated Press article on Friday