Skip to comments.Friends of Edwards form consortium to purchase National Enquirer, return it to it's "Roots"
Posted on 08/20/2008 7:01:44 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
It's been learned that a consortium of John Edwards supporters, not Edwards himself, have formed a consortium to purchase the National Enquirer with a promise to return the paper to its tabloid roots.
Said a spokesperson, "The National Enquirer has begun delving into what they consider serious news. We feel the Enquirer belongs at the top of the supermarket checkout rack with other such notable tabloids as the Sun and the Globe. This is not an attempt to silence the Enquirer in any way and any inference to that end is misguided."
"Stories which they are now printing involving well known nation-wide personalities, with an eye towards increased sales belong only with reputable media outlets such as ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and so on. As you know, these outlets don't consider these stories about Edwards worth printing, covering or commenting on. We trust their judgement much more than we do the Enquirer, you should too."
"We also want to ensure the paper doesn't in any way infringe on the presumptive Democratic Party nominee by delving into his past and printing information which may be detrimental to his campaign. Again, the mainstream media doesn't consider this important, and neither do we."
"In the future the Enquirer will be printing obviously false stories involving space aliens, the success of the surge and the like, thus returning the paper to it's roots."
Takes your breath away.
Dem gets caught. Repress freedom of the press to avoid further embarrasment.
This is beyond transparent. Obviously, their Liberal/Socialist allies in the MSM won’t print the truth, anyone that does will be attacked by these Socialist Liberals.
Very Oniony of them.
This stuff is not supposed to happen. The glory days of democRATs getting away with anything are long gone. I guess it’s time for the democRATs to “even the playing field”.
From John Edwards' official website:
"Danny Glover Campaigns for John Edwards"
Video at site!
Good satire is difficult to distinguish from the real truth. I’d say this fits to a T. Took me a few sentences to figure it out.
Sounds suspiciously like Stalinist repression of free speech and inquiry Roots of Edwards (and "supporters" if you choose to believe that.)
The National Enquirer - the offical paper of people in SUPERMARKET CHECKOUT LANES! They should buy the Weekly World News — then it would OFFICALLY be the ‘OFFICAL NEWSPAPER OF THE MOONBATS - LIKE EDWARDS SUPPORTERS’.
Is that like “friends of Carlotta”?
LOL, Darn...I’m going to miss his baby’s pics!
IF such a group does succeed in purchasing a publication that exposed their “friend” for what he really is, then go ahead and put up your money and convince the current owners that this is a good thing.
The reporters will only go over to The Star, U S Weekly, or whatever other scandal rag that is out there and take their sources and their stories with them.
You cannot hold hostage the current employees of the Enquirer and if I worked there, I would resent having the paper sold because we had a really juicy story that was true about a very public figure.
That would only incite me to go after all the “important” politicians I could find dirt on.
Who knows what kind of a hornet’s nest this could stir up?
Maybe one of the papers that inherits reporters from the Enquirer could set up subscriptions with a supply of popcorn with it........
More popcorn, please??
Me too. LOL!
This is the same infantile tactic on a grand scale.
What a HUGE JOKE!