December 03, 2007

Craig's List

From Newsvine: Paper: 8 Men Claim Encounters With Craig
BOISE — Eight men say they either had sex with Sen. Larry Craig or were targets of sexual advances … at various times during his political career … the Idaho Statesman reported [Sunday].
The Idaho Statesman cited interviews with four named and four anonymous informants, all of whom described the Idaho statesman as having made sexual overtures towards them. The Idaho Statesman acknowledged that these men had little in the way of evidence, although there was also nothing in their statements to disprove their allegations about the Idaho statesman.

The Idaho Statesman contacted the Idaho statesman for a comment on the story, but he and his office declined to reply directly. Instead, the Idaho statesman emailed a statement to the Associated Press, which read:
Despite the fact the Idaho Statesman has decided to pursue its own agenda and print these falsehoods without any facts to back them up, I won't let this paper's attempt to malign my name stop me from continuing my work to serve the people of Idaho.
In an editorial, The Idaho Statesman responded in kind, saying:
Despite the fact the Idaho statesman has decided to pursue his own agenda and print these falsehoods without any facts to back them up, we won't let this senator's attempt to malign our name stop us from continuing our work to serve the people of Idaho.
In total, three men claimed to have had sex with the Idaho statesman, amongst them a former male escort who alleges he was paid $200 by the Idaho statesman (no word on how much he was paid by The Idaho Statesman).

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