ABC News Gets Journo Award For Outing Mark Foley

foley_story_removed.jpgABC News’ the Blotter — which sparked the investigation that exposed lewd instant messages sent by Republican Congressman Mark Foley to a Congressional page and rocked Congress — won the 2007 National Headliner Award for Television Affiliated Online Journalism for its reporting on the scandal.

The site’s report prompted other former pages to reveal more sexually explicit instant messages from Foley. After being confronted by ABC News, Foley resigned.

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