Updated: Former page rips Republicans for Foley Scandal [VIDEO]

Zack Hall, a page during the Foley era, called the House Ethics Committee's findings in the Foley scandal "useless" and "disappointing" in an interview with MSNBC (video right).

The committee found that although the Republican leadership had known about, and covered up Foley's behavior, they didn't technically break any congressional rules.

If this scandal happened in any other realm, Hastert, Boehner and Reynolds would likely be in jail, Hall says, but not in the Republican congress!


Update: It looks like head of Dem House election committee, Rahm Emanuel may have known about the Foley emails a year before they became public.

Noting that "Nancy Pelosi, properly, moved against [Dem. Rep.] Jefferson as soon as the $90,000 was discovered," Howie Klein writes: "Let's see what she does against her boy Rahm now. He should, at the very minimum, be immediately removed from any kind of leadership position inside the Democratic caucus. He should also resign from Congress, but I don't expect to see that until he's eventually caught for many more crimes than those just involving the Foley scandal. Emanuel is worse for the Democratic Party than anything the Republicans can throw our way."

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Imagine you've forgotten once again the difference between a gorilla and a chimpanzee, so you do a quick Google image search of “gorilla." But instead of finding images of adorable animals, photos of a Black couple pop up.

Is this just a glitch in the algorithm? Or, is Google an ad company, not an information company, that's replicating the discrimination of the world it operates in? How can this discrimination be addressed and who is accountable for it?

“These platforms are encoded with racism," says UCLA professor and best-selling author of Algorithms of Oppression, Dr. Safiya Noble. “The logic is racist and sexist because it would allow for these kinds of false, misleading, kinds of results to come to the fore…There are unfortunately thousands of examples now of harm that comes from algorithmic discrimination."

On At Liberty this week, Dr. Noble joined us to discuss what she calls “algorithmic oppression," and what needs to be done to end this kind of bias and dismantle systemic racism in software, predictive analytics, search platforms, surveillance systems, and other technologies.

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