A North Palm Beach, Florida radio station has announced that they will be testing a new program to be hosted by congressional sexual predator, Mark Foley.
As a refresher, Foley was the Republican representative of the 16th district of Florida. He resigned his seat after it had been revealed that he had engaged in sexually explicit communications with Congressional pages, some of them underage.
Now WSVU is preparing for broadcast what may be the first episode of “Inside the Mind of Mark Foley.” Now there’s a place I surely would not want to go. The selection of that name suggests a certain tone deafness by the folks at WSVU. But the irony couldn’t be any worse than the station’s call letters themselves, which mirror the name of the television crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” How appropriate is it that the station that presently airs Don Imus, and is seeking to put Foley on it’s roster has call letters that bring to mind sexual perversity and assault?
Joe Raineri, the show’s producer, when asked about the project being syndicated said “I don’t see anything stopping it.” Really? Not even the fact that the host is a sleazeball who was forced to resign from Congress in disgrace? I suppose that in the world of talk radio, that may not be an impediment to success. After all, convicted felons Ollie North and G. Gordon Liddy haven’t been hurt by their malfeasance. And the number one talk radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, is still riding high (pun intended) after getting caught in an Oxy-Contin scandal.
Here’s a taste of the program from a promotional snippet:
“So do you want to know what’s inside the mind of Mark Foley? A real insider’s view into the inner workings of Washington, D.C.”
No I don’t. And this is just what we need – more bloviating from Washington insiders. There certainly isn’t enough of that in the media.
4 thoughts on “Inside The Disgusting Mind Of Mark Foley”
Please respectfully voice your disgust, as I have, to the following:
– Seaview AM960 – licensed by the County of Northern Palm Beach – firstname.lastname@example.org
– North Palm Beach Broadcasting, Inc. – the company than owns Seaview – email@example.com
– The county commissioners of Palm Beach – firstname.lastname@example.org
– the editor of the Palm Beach Post – email@example.com
– the editor of the Palm Beach Daily News – firstname.lastname@example.org
– the editor of the Jupiter Courier – email@example.com
To Whom It May Concern:
I am a native Floridian although I reside in Texas these days.
I’m writing to express my disgust and disappointment with the news that Seaview AM960, which is licensed to North Palm Beach, is permitting the radio show “Inside the Mind of Mark Foley.”
Mr. Foley resigned from the United States Congress for innapropriate contact with minor pages, at the same time he was chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children.
Mr. Foley’s text messages and emails to minor children working in the US Capital included:
– “Did you spank it this weekend yourself?” and “Where did you unload it.”
– “I am hard as a rock…so tell me when yours reaches rock”
– “Get a ruler and measure it for me.”
It’s sickening to retype. Why would you give a public voice to this man?
Do the residents of North Palm Beach truly want to know what is “inside the mind of Mark Foley?” Haven’t all Americans suffered enough from his manipulation of children and misuse of power?
Mr. Foley was a career hipocrit and liar. In 2002, he told National Public Radio:
– “I think what we’ve done here is allowed people to get away, if you will, whether it’s virtual reality or live children, exploiting them for sexual gratification.”
– “What I consider pornographic is when you’re allowed to interact with a person who has a less than desirable intent [on the Internet.]”
– “I look at this more from a child-endangerment aspect. It’s not necessarily that we have committed the crime already and can find reasonable cause to prosecute. My concern is it’s luring people into the likelihood that they become victims themselves. I think that’s a misuse of youth and I think it’s a way to soil their future…”
What will the station do when the topic of peadophilia arises? Allow Mr. Foley to lie and manipulate the public once more…or simply ask him not to show up for work that day?
How will the station respond if a minor child calls into the show with a comment or quesiton? Some parents were up in arms over the President giving a speech on education. Will these same parents want their children listening to this predator?
I’m very dissapointed. “Inside the Mind of Mark Foley” was a bad idea and should never air.
Shame on whomever gave this man a public voice in North Palm Beach.
Excellent letter. And thanks for the contact links.
There is something suspicious about airing a program named “Inside the Mind of Mark Foley.” I’m not a marketing expert, but who really gives a damn what Mark Foley thinks? If there is an audience for this program I cannot imagine the demographic profile. He is part of the problem, not the solution.
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