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.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
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.
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