Monday, July 28, 2008

What is up with John Edwards - and why is the media not discussing?

I have no idea if this story about John Edwards having an affair - and a baby with the mistress - is true. Actually, I assumed it was false last fall when it first came up and then went away after a strong denial from Edwards. But after all the chatter this weekend, I'm back to wondering if he really is a man who cheated on his dying wife with a campaign staffer, had a baby and denied the whole thing publicly. Seems he was caught last week leaving the hotel - at 2:45 a.m. - where the woman and baby were staying in Los Angeles. Now, the folks who "caught" him are from the National Enquirer, but sounds like the story is still true. (And remember, they are the ones who reported on Jesse Jackson's 'love child', Gennifer Flowers' affair with Bill Clinton and other scandals.)

I just can't understand why the MSM is ignoring the story...it's not being ignored by those of us who follow politics (too closely). Read these stories from Slate and Salon for more on the story, and on why it's being ignored. Just Google "John Edwards" and you can find more info, like this one.

4 comments:

madelyn said...

You know, I have been wondering the same thing. I don't automatically discount the story just because it came from the Enquirer. As you point out, they have broken real stories. I'll have to click on those links...

hyperthought said...

Did you see the memo the LA Timed editor sent to his bloggers? Wonder why people don't trust the MSM?

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlLA/journos/la_times_bans_bloggers_from_edwards_dirt_90223.asp?c=rss

hyperthought said...

Try this link

madelyn said...

I'd like to say unbelievable, but having worked with the LAT, I sadly find it all too believable. Sigh.