Friday, October 06, 2006

Drudge tones down his exclusive

DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2006 Yesterday afternoon, Drudge had a siren-iconed, "World Exclusive--Must Credit Drudge Report" story saying something like the Foley IMs were a prank by pages gone awry. The story was virtually incomprehensible (as ThinkProgress and others also noticed). This morning, it's just a line, the flashing lights are gone, the exclusive note is gone, and Drudge headlines it as a "CLAIM: FILTHY FOLEY ONLINE CHATS WERE PAGE 'PRANK GONE AWRY'". His update includes a strong denial from the source's attorney, apparently:

"Late Thursday, Jones [the source ex-page's attorney] stongly denied the exchanges with Foley were a prank by the former page. Jones said, "There is not any aspect of this matter that is a practical joke nor should anyone treat it that way."

But those close to Jordan Edmund [the source] stand by their accounts of what Jordan told them."


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