The report on the Foley affair--his sexual instant messages to teenage House pages and his party leadership's failure to prevent them--was open to interpretation. ABC's Jake Tapper (subscription required) chose the committee's decision there was no violation of the House Code of Conduct, despite the wording of one rule: "Conduct yourself at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House."
CBS' Gloria Borger and NBC's Chip Reid decided to emphasize the findings of fault. Reid found the language "very hard-hitting" while Borger called it "a stinging indictment of the Republican leaders" for remaining "oddly passive."
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