Skip to comments.Why the Press Is Ignoring the Edwards "Love Child" Story?
Posted on 07/23/2008 5:49:48 PM PDT by Kleebo151
Everybody had a good laugh last August when Roll Call broke the story about Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, getting arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for playing footsies in a toilet stall...
...But if Edwards had an affair and lied about it, shouldn't he suffer scrutiny akin to that of Craig? At least three-dozen daily newspapers in the United States published the Craig news the day after the Roll Call scoop, according to Nexis, but this morning not a single U.S. daily mentioned the Enquirer piece.
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BECAUSE HE’S A DEMOCRAP!
Easy answer: D means no story.
Er, because Edwards has been completely forgotten?
Probably only 5% of the public could identify him.
Breck girl is irrelevant. Hillary be the man.
Because they can. And we can’t stop them.
Because they are all swooning over Obama.
Well your wrong. It has nothing to do with homo-hetero. It's Party Affiliation, Stupid!!
He’s a dem.
But, the LA Times is running with it today.
Both instances show bad character. But Craig’s was illegal.
Edward’s story is scummy and more commonplace (sadly), but I think it will get pleny of play, at least equal to the amount of interest that Edward’s can generate. And let’s face it, he’s BORING.
We can now reveal that the man who drove Edwards was Bob McGovern, the same man who drove Rielle to the hotel from Santa Barbara and rented her room in his name. He was driving a 1999 four-door midnight blue BMW.
Said Butterfield: "The car had a baby seat in the back for Rielle's infant. He pulled into the parking lot, took a ticket from the automated machine, pulled forward, and stopped right after the parking gate lowered. Edwards got out of the passenger side, walked around the front of the car and went in a side entrance near the swimming pool.
"McGovern parked the car and then slowly walked back inside the hotel and went upstairs."
In the aftermath of our exclusive story, the NATIONAL ENQUIRER has now learned:
* Edwards' advisers are "spitting mad and furious" that his late-night escapades have made international headlines because it could derail his chances of becoming Barack Obama's running mate.
* Edwards has not explained his whereabouts to any members of other news media outlets who have been trying to follow up on the story.
* His mistress, blonde divorcee Rielle, meanwhile, has returned to her home in Santa Barbara, Calif., and sources say she is "in despair" that Edwards might cut off contact with her because their latest rendezvous has been exposed in the media.
After we posted the details of Edwards shocking meeting with Rielle, political sources close to Edwards revealed how he was candidly scolded by his advisors hours later...
Maybe Silky Pony was in the other America when he hooked up with his new Ho’!
FR yanked the story as well. Must be false.
I messed up the title. The question mark at the end shouldn’t be there. Can a mod please fix it?
It should read: “Why the Press Is Ignoring the Edwards “Love Child” Story”, that is, the story doesn’t ask why. It explains why.
1. a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
2. a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude.
Edwards isn’t a public champion of strict fidelity, so I don’t see the hypocrisy charge. Doing something that you know is wrong is not hypocritical, it’s just a failing.
So, Edwards is a failure at more than politics, that’s all.
They ignored the Monica story also.
The thread from yesterday? It was moved to Chat.
Ain’t ignoring it any more. LA Times ran with the story this afternoon.
It ran on an electronic blog of the LA Times - not much of an audience.
When I was a very young Airman an old Staff Sergeant gave me some very good advice. He told me that every time a man thinks with the head of his d*** all it does is get him in trouble. Never seen his advice go wrong.
MSNBC had a blurb about it on their website, too. The dam is leaking badly and is about to burst completely. They can’t sit on it any longer. I know these scummy Drive-By types.
An LA Times blog, meanwhile, looks at the National Enquirer rumors. Per Drudge, Edwards has responded: I dont talk about these tabloids. Tabloid trash is full of lies.
Sort of like a vast right wing conspiracy?
I’m afraid to guess which one you think is the pig, wendy.
since Rush mentioned it on his show today it should be forced to a more “newsworthy” status, but I bet, if the story is true, Johnny is glad for Dolly’s timing...
It seems that the MSM’s desire to sweep this under the rug is clashing with it’s desire to get ratings. Rating will win. They’re only running with it now because the blogs broke the story and they don’t want to look foolish (more foolish?).
Personally, I hope none of it is true. I don’t like Edwards and I think his wife is a Grade A B*tch, but even she doesn’t deserve this. Neither do their kids.
It’s because he’s a liberal Democrat who will have a very prominent role in an Obambi administration, so of course the MSM will shun such a story like the plague.
Perhaps there's some similarity to the Craig case. /s
Did anyone try to toe tap or wide stance Edwards?
Hey, it is Karma!
Yeah, but all those women who watched Elizabeth on TV talking about her battle with cancer might not take to kindly to the thought that he's schtupping the sexy blonde while his wife is likely dying.
She must be able to suck the chrome off a trailer hitch because that is one UGLY kisser!
Having a D next to your name means there will be an automatic coverup. Can you believe this guy did this to his wife who has cancer?
Look’s like a chick from a beer and shot joint in Buffalo, Same look you get from them when you tell them “get in the truck”
Could be, but I still can’t bring myself to feel good about it.
If we revel in stuff like this, are we any better than the libtards?
In all seriousness, if this is true, the Edwards family needs some help. Not from a phony Jesse Jackass type Reverend either.
Gives ‘high mileage’ a whole new dimension.
“Yeah, but all those women who watched Elizabeth on TV talking about her battle with cancer might not take to kindly to the thought that he’s schtupping the sexy blonde while his wife is likely dying.”
Agreed, SuziQ. Well, except for the “sexy” part. Maybe that’s just a really bad photo.
Someone needs to ask Elizabeth if she has any comments. The wives reaction usually will tell you volumes.
Let me guess. Is it because all the news writers, editors, and publishers are Democrats? Could that be it?
This website and others like it, and talk radio, exist primarily because the news media is biased. And “journalism schools” are busy cranking out more graduates who are not only biased, but indoctrinated. So I would expect more alternative conservative news outlets in the future.
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