October 05, 2006

Reprehensible Behavior

I'm a bit behind the curve on this one, but it seems that a pair of conservative bloggers exploited a mistake by ABC News and exposed the name of one of the teens that exchanged instant messages with disgraced (and now former) Florida Republican Congressman Mark Foley.

Frankly, I'm disgusted by this, and I will not link to the blogs or even mention them by name. As Michelle Malkin notes:

There was absolutely no good reason to expose the former congressional page's name and identity. Seizing on ABC News' redaction failure and reporting errors (more on that in a moment) to play gotcha in a feeble attempt to avenge Foley is not a sufficient reason to obliterate the young man's privacy. The young man was the prey, not the predator.

Outing is a horrible practice when used to attempt to bully closeted gays. Outing is even more reprehensible when used to attack those who are the targets of sexual predators.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 5, 2006 08:46 AM | TrackBack

Are you serious?

Posted by: Wild Bill at October 10, 2006 03:03 AM