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  • CARSON: Cleaning skeletons out of the political closet

    11/13/2015 6:35:10 AM PST · by McGruff · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2014 | By Ben S. Carson
    I have had an opportunity to witness firsthand how the blackmail threat operates. Several years ago while I was in the operating room, I received a call from one of the legal offices at Johns Hopkins University informing me that the state of Florida was trying to attach my wages for child support. I was quite shocked at such an allegation and informed them that I had three children, which I already support very ably. They said a woman in Florida was accusing me of being the father of her son, and that she had proof of our relationship. The...
  • Ex-President Warren Harding's Love Child Confirmed Through DNA Testing

    08/13/2015 6:20:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/13/2015 | By JORDYN PHELPS
    After nearly 100 years of rumors and historical speculation, DNA testing has confirmed that President Warren Harding had a child out of wedlock – his only biological child – with mistress Nan Britton. Britton first came forward publically with the claim that her daughter, Elizabeth Ann, was Harding’s daughter in a 1927 autobiography “The President’s Daughter.” In her account, Britton detailed a steamy six-year-long affair with the 29th president, including one encounter in a White House closet, before his untimely death in 1923. At the time of its publishing, the book was met with public ridicule and widely discounted as...
  • Putin In Italy For Birth of Secret Love Child?

    03/13/2015 10:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/13/2015 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    The Russian leader has been missing, prompting speculation he’s deathly ill—but Italian and Swiss media says he’s just been in Lugano for the birth of his baby. Russian president Vladimir Putin appears to be back at the Kremlin after a mysterious disappearance that had people wondering if the Russian leader might be seriously ill or at risk of a coup. But a Swiss newspaper says the Russian playboy was just in Lugano for the birth of his lovechild. In an article titled Es ist ein Mädchen! or “It’s a Girl,” the paper Bilk claims that Putin and his alleged 32-year-old...

    10/31/2012 4:23:58 PM PDT · by gman4bush · 432 replies
  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>
  • The Woman Who Had Arnold's Love Child

    05/18/2011 8:58:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 94 replies
    KFI ^ | 5/18/11 | Bill Handel
    The London Daily Mail says a joint investigation by and Star Magazine has revealed the name and photo of the woman who had Arnold's child. and Star Magazine are now reporting that Mildred threatened to go public four weeks ago after she was FIRED from her job with the couple. You can see photos of her baby shower on Mildred Baena is pictured here in photos from her MySpace page.
  • BOOK: John Edwards Wanted Mistress To Abort Their Baby

    01/27/2010 1:22:02 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 37 replies · 1,095+ views
    Radaronline ^ | 01/27/10 | Staff
    When John Edwards discovered that his mistress was pregnant he wanted her to abort their baby and even asked one of his aides to help talk her into doing it. That revelation comes from The Politician, a new book by Andrew Young, Edwards’ long-time aide. Young helped Edwards cover up his cheating scandal and even publicly claimed to be the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby to mislead the press while Edwards ran for president.
  • Zero pity for sorry, sleazy ruin of a man

    01/23/2010 3:07:56 AM PST · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1,351+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 22, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- A normal, compassionate human ex posed for the first time to the debauchery that remains of John Edwards' dishonest life and career could be forgiven for feeling a little sorry for the pathetic cad. The world now knows just what a self-absorbed lunatic he is married to. He has dealt with terrible tragedy in his life. He juggles two families. Opulently ensconced in one of the Two Americas he told us so much about, he built himself and one of his families a 28,000-square-foot mansion fit for a king, with a built-in squash court. But he is exiled...
  • Peter Orszag love child! What?!

    01/07/2010 11:15:09 AM PST · by listera · 10 replies · 985+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/06/10 | Julie Mason
    Peter Orszag -- the mind reels! Seriously. The New York Post is reporting that Obama's budget director, a very unlikely heartthrob, ditched his then-pregnant girlfriend Claire Milanos, when he hooked up with ABC News hottie Bianna Golodryga, lately his fiancee -- and now Milanos has given birth to his daughter!
  • Rielle Hunter Said to Seek $17,000 a Month From John Edwards in Child Support

    12/18/2009 2:38:12 PM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies · 2,156+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | Emily Miller
    Rielle Hunter wants John Edwards to pay $17,910 a month in child support for her daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter, according to the National Enquirer. Private financial negotiations between Hunter and Edwards reportedly broke down last week when her demands for the 22-month-old child were more than the former senator and presidential candidate was willing to pay. Edwards has never publicly acknowledged that he is the girl's father, but did admit to an affair with Hunter at a time when his wife, Elizabeth, was battling cancer. Now, legal documents obtained by appear to show communication between Hunter and her attorney,...
  • John and Elizabeth Edwards Getting Divorced?

    10/02/2009 2:27:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies · 7,131+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | October 1, 2009 | Emily Miller
    Elizabeth Edwards is threatening to divorce her husband, John, after learning of allegations he had committed adultery with more than one woman, the National Enquirer is reporting. According to the Enquirer, the allegations are in a book proposal by former Edwards aide Andrew Young in which he says he falsely claimed to have fathered Rielle Hunter's 19-month-old daughter, Frances. Edwards had an affair with Hunter during the 2008 presidential campaign. According to The New York Times and other reports quoting sources, Edwards is considering declaring he's the little girl's father, which he has previously denied. "Elizabeth was read portions of...
  • Sources: Edwards to admit paternity of ex-mistress' child

    08/13/2009 3:12:02 PM PDT · by kcvl · 51 replies · 2,374+ views
    <p>Sources have told WRAL News that they expect former U.S. Sen. John Edwards to admit that he is the father of his former mistress' 18-month-old daughter.</p> <p>Edwards, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, confessed last August to having an affair with Rielle Hunter, who served as a videographer on Edwards' 2008 campaign. He has denied fathering her daughter, saying his relationship with Hunter ended before the child was conceived.</p>

    08/12/2009 4:55:35 PM PDT · by maccaca · 76 replies · 1,985+ views
    BOMBSHELL WORLD EXCLUSIVE! John Edwards has secretly undergone a DNA test - and it proves he's the father of his mistress' love child, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. Multiple sources confirm the bombshell development, and reveal lawyers for the disgraced presidential candidate are privately hammering out child support payments with his former lover Rielle Hunter. Edwards - who hotly denied he was the child's father when he publicly confessed his affair with Rielle on ABC's Nightline a year ago - has broken the news to his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth, sources say. But The ENQUIRER has also learned that Rielle testified...
  • Edwards' mistress appears at federal courthouse

    08/06/2009 6:24:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 2,718+ views
    Capitol Broadcasting ^ | Aug. 5 , 2009
    Rielle Hunter, John Edwards' former mistress, went inside the federal courthouse in Raleigh Thursday morning. A grand jury is meeting in the courthouse. FBI agents escorted Hunter into a back entrance ... Edwards, a former U.S. senator from North Carolina and two-time presidential candidate, is under investigation to see if campaign funds were illegally paid to Hunter. There is also widespread speculation that Edwards fathered her child.
  • Ex-Edwards mistress at court amid campaign probe (Federal Grand Jury)

    08/06/2009 9:40:27 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 6 replies · 1,333+ views
    AP via ^ | August 6, 2009 | Staff
    RALEIGH (AP) — The former mistress of John Edwards arrived at a federal courthouse in Raleigh where a grand jury was meeting Thursday — an appearance that comes as federal investigators examine the two-time presidential candidate's finances. Rielle Hunter walked into the building through a back entrance and holding a young child. Edwards adamantly denied during his confessional interview with ABC News last summer that he had fathered a child with Hunter, and he welcomed a paternity test. His wife, Elizabeth, has said while promoting her book that she doesn't know if her husband is the father.
  • Aide's tale of John Edwards sex tape

    06/28/2009 3:17:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies · 1,975+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2009 | Rush & Malloy
    Former presidential candidate John Edwards is out of luck if he hoped that the extramarital affairs of Gov. Mark Sanford and Sen. John Ensign would take people’s minds off his own cheating scandal. Former Edwards aide Andrew Young says the ex-senator and his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, once made a sex tape, according to someone who has seen Young’s book proposal. St. Martin’s Press just inked a deal with Young, who also says in his proposal that, contrary to his public statement last year, he is not the father of Hunter’s infant daughter — Edwards is. Edwards has denied that....

    05/20/2009 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies · 1,909+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | May 20, 2009
    WORLDWIDE ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE: John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter has agreed to sit down for a bombshell interview with ABC News Barbara Walters, the ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. "Rielle will break her silence for the first time with Barbara Walters. The interview will air on ABC in June," a source told The ENQUIRER. "Rielle is so angry with Elizabeth Edwards for trashing her repeatedly while promoting her book that she's decided to break from John. She's going to defend herself and tell her side of the story!" The ENQUIRER previously reported Rielle was considering going public, narrowing her choice of...
  • Elizabeth Edwards to appear on Oprah Winfrey show

    05/05/2009 6:23:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies · 1,396+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2009
    Elizabeth Edwards tells talk show host Oprah Winfrey that it's a "complicated question" if she still is in love with her husband, former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen John Edwards, after his admitted affair. In an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to air Thursday, Winfrey asks Edwards, "Are you still in love with him?" Edwards responds, "You know, that's a complicated question," in an excerpt provided in advance to The Associated Press by Harpo Productions. Winfrey also asks Edwards, "Is it a day by day thing?" And Edwards says, "Neither one of us is out the door so I...
  • John Edwards Mess: Baby's 1st Birthday Picture

    03/05/2009 6:28:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies · 2,555+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2009 | Roger Friedman
    John Edwards’ ex-lover, Rielle Hunter, is not writing a book or giving interviews. Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, however, is doing just the opposite. Here is a picture of Frances Quinn Hunter, whose last name should be Edwards, according to sources. It’s from her first birthday, on Feb. 27, just one week ago. With her is her mother, Rielle Hunter, the filmmaker and ex-lover of former Sen. John Edwards. Edwards has admitted the affair, but denied that the baby is his. There is no father’s name on Frances Quinn’s birth certificate. Hunter is said to be upset about a story in...
  • Texas' Chet Edwards said John Edwards scandal hurt his veep chances

    08/26/2008 7:46:35 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies · 216+ views
    Dallas Morn. News ^ | 8/24/08 | staff
    DENVER - Texas Rep. Chet Edwards, who was on the four-person short list of potential Barack Obama running mates, said Sunday the front-page scandal involving former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards hurt his chances of getting on the ticket. “I would have to think that a bumper sticker that said 'Obama/The Other Edwards' might have been a bit difficult,” Edwards said Sunday after visiting a Veterans Administration hospital upon arrival in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. Chet Edwards (not related to the former North Carolina senator) said he was notified Aug. 10 that he was on Obama's short list...
  • John Edwards promised Rielle Hunter they'd be together - report

    08/20/2008 9:50:29 PM PDT · by pissant · 45 replies · 299+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/20/08 | Larry McShane
    One-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards promised his mistress they would reunited once his cancer-stricken wife died, the National Enquirer reported. The Enquirer - which first broke word of the Edwards scandal - also reported that mistress Rielle Hunter refuses to make Edwards take a paternity test because she fears it will jeopardize their future. Edwards, who admitted the affair earlier this month after repeated denials, remains in contact with Hunter even now, according to the Enquirer. The North Carolina politician called her after his Aug. 8 confession on national television, reportedly telling her: "We'll be together when Elizabeth is...
  • Edwards' bag man says he's only known about affair for a few weeks

    08/13/2008 3:21:38 PM PDT · by Chucky is a girlie man · 48 replies · 177+ views
    Fred Baron now claims that he moved Young and Hunter, gave them money, but didn't know about the affair until a few weeks ago... The former campaign finance chairman for John Edwards said this morning he was unaware of Edwards' affair with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter when he paid to move her to California last year. In an e-mail this morning to The News & Observer, Dallas lawyer Fred Baron wrote, "I will re-state what I have previously stated on one point: I learned of the affair only a few weeks ago and had previously presumed that the 'tabloid' stuff...
  • The Other Woman Bashes Elizabeth Edwards

    08/11/2008 6:37:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 77 replies · 555+ views
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | 8/11/08 | staff
    The woman John Edwards admitted to having an affair with made disparaging comments about Edwards' wife Elizabeth in an interview two years ago, says the New York Post. Talking to Newsweek reporter Jonathan Darman in late 2006, Rielle Hunter reportedly said, "[Elizabeth] does not give off good energy," and accused: "She didn't make eye contact with me." Hunter, a filmmaker, was documenting Edwards' presidential campaign at the time. She spoke with Newsweek's Darman after getting fired, reportedly telling him of Elizabeth: "Someday, the truth about her is going to come out." When Darman spoke again with Hunter last summer, she...
  • Rielle trashes Elizabeth Edwards: 'She does not give off good energy'

    08/11/2008 4:11:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies · 465+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 10th 2008 | HELEN KENNEDY
    Rielle Hunter compared John Edwards with Gandhi and went around trashing his cancer-stricken wife, it was reported Sunday. A Newsweek writer who courted her as a source during Hunter's affair with the presidential candidate portrays Edwards' mistress as a charming but hugely indiscreet muddlehead who called reporters with New Age babble about Edwards' "old soul." Asked about Elizabeth Edwards, who is unusually well-liked by political operatives and reporters, Hunter told reporter Jonathan Darman, "She does not give off good energy. ... I've only met her once.... She didn't make eye contact with me." Darman wrote of meeting Hunter, a former...
  • Mystery over New Age healer's link to Edwards, mistress

    08/10/2008 10:13:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 7 replies · 175+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 8/10/08 | Sergio Kavelseski
    It was the encounter that would unceremoniously hoist former Sen. John Edwards' extramarital affair into full public view: a visit last month with the woman and her baby at her room at a hotel in Beverly Hills where Edwards was confronted by reporters for the National Enquirer as he tried to leave the building. At the center of that now fateful episode at the Beverly Hilton was Robert McGovern, a California resident described as a spiritual healer of 20 years and a friend and former associate of the woman with whom Edwards has admitted having the affair, Rielle Hunter. In...
  • John Edwards Thinks We're Stupid

    08/10/2008 2:39:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 138+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/10/08 | Jim Gerahgty
    The confession of John Edwards was, to me, worthy of attention for a few reasons, but not worthy of endless analysis. The guy's chances at being Obama's running mate or attorney general are shot to hell. Having said that... there are at least two glaring questions that suggest Edwards' explanation consists of additional lies. (Besides his claim that the affair started after she was hired by his PAC, and not before, which appears to be contradicted by the PAC billing records.) If the affair ended in 2006, why were Edwards and Hunter meeting in the Beverly Hills Hilton from 10...
  • Is John Edwards Rielle Hunter's baby daddy? We may never know

    08/10/2008 2:29:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 220+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/10/08 | Liz Snead
    Saturday, Hunter's lawyer, Robert Gordon, issued a statement saying, “Rielle will not participate in DNA testing or any other invasion of her or her daughter's privacy now or in the future." JohnedwardssonSo I guess Edwards is pretty much off the hook on that offer to take a paternity test. Is that why he so freely offered to take one? But Edwards better not make her angry... oh, maybe by not giving her what she wants, forgetting her birthday, not paying enough attention to her, or by not marrying her in a few years... She could so change her mind. Talk...
  • Edwards Sabotaged in Song? [By Rielle Hunter]

    08/09/2008 10:03:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies · 358+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    Now that John Edwards has admitted to his affair with "filmmaker" Rielle Hunter, we decided to take a better look at the "Webisodes" she made about him for his failed presidential campaign. Each one uses a theme song at its end by Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band. The song is called "True Reflections." It would seem that Edwards and his staff never listened to the lyrics. It's as damning a choice as Hunter could have selected. The first verse says it all: When you look into a mirror Do you like what's looking at you? Now that you've...

    08/09/2008 6:43:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 93 replies · 166+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2008 | Kirsten Powers
    <p>JOHN Edwards "shocked" the political world yesterday by admitting he'd cheated on his wife of 30 years with a campaign aide, Rielle Hunter.</p> <p>If it looks like a phony, walks like a phony, quacks like a phony, it's a phony.</p>

    08/09/2008 6:29:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 119 replies · 1,603+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2008 | Paula Froelich and Patrick Gallahue
    GOOD-TIME GIRL: Rielle Hunter, the woman John Edwards fooled around with, was into drugs and nightclubs. The flaky filmmaker for whom John Edwards risked his political future and his family is a former "party girl" who went from narcotics to nirvana. Rielle Hunter's résumé also includes actress, producer, New Age blogger - and now, home wrecker. A Florida native, the 44-year-old divorcée grew up in a well-to-do household but is now deep in debt, a source told The Post. Hunter, born Lisa Druck, first turned up in New York in the 1980s, where she hooked up with novelist Jay...
  • Elizabeth Edwards' statement

    08/09/2008 6:13:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies · 181+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 9, 2008
    Our family has been through a lot. Some caused by nature, some caused by human weakness, and some most recently caused by the desire for sensationalism and profit without any regard for the human consequences. None of these has been easy. But we have stood with one another through them all. Although John believes he should stand alone and take the consequences of his action now, when the door closes behind him, he has his family waiting for him. John made a terrible mistake in 2006. The fact that it is a mistake that many others have made before him...
  • Sex and the Candidate: John Edwards Statement (I was special)

    08/09/2008 6:07:11 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 17 replies · 53+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 8/9/2008 | Moneyrunner
    STATEMENT OF SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS August 8, 2008 Chapel Hill, North Carolina In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs. I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness. Although I was honest in every painful detail with my family, I did not tell the public. When a supermarket tabloid told a version of the story, I used the fact that the story contained many falsities to deny...
  • National Enquirer: Edwards story came from credible tip [Interview with editor and reporter]

    08/09/2008 5:23:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies · 158+ views
    CNN ^ | August 9, 2008
    Some highlights:Wolf Blitzer: What got you guys going in this direction to begin with? David Perel: We received what we thought was a credible tip, Wolf, and we started investigating it. A lot of times when we go down this road and the story turns out not to be true, we abandon it. But the more we dug in, the more information The Enquirer uncovered that was standing up, we were able to prove that, indeed, John Edwards had a sexual affair with Rielle Hunter. We first did the story in October without naming her and then we came back...
  • Elizabeth Edwards Speaks Out on Husband's Affair

    08/08/2008 6:31:27 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 229 replies · 1,029+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | August 08, 2008 | Jennifer Parker
    ABC News' Jennifer Parker reports: Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of former Sen. John Edwards has reacted to the news of her husband's affair, posting a blog titled "Today" on the liberal Daily Kos website and asking for privacy for her family. In the blog, Elizabeth Edwards says her husband told her about the affair in 2006 and they worked through it. "This was our private matter," she writes. She heaps blame on the news media for prying into her family's life, writing, "the toll on our family of news helicopters over our house and reporters in our driveway is yet...
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • Tabloid photo offers no clarity

    08/08/2008 3:24:11 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 16 replies · 158+ views ^ | August 8, 2008 | Lorenzo Perez
    he National Enquirer's purported photo of former Sen. John Edwards and a child it says he fathered out of wedlock is merely making things blurrier. Two weeks after it ran an anonymously sourced story asserting that its reporters caught Edwards visiting a former campaign worker and the baby he fathered with her, the Enquirer posted the photo on its Web site to bolster its reporting of the story. The picture -- tagged with a "SPY PHOTO" label -- was out of focus enough to prompt a round of wisecracks from a variety of critics online. Beside the photo is a...
  • John Edwards' fellow Democrats see silence as a bad move

    08/08/2008 12:34:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 48 replies · 250+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/8/08 | Celeste Katz
    Big-name Democrats don't know if John Edwards really has a love child - but some think he's definitely got a problem. For two weeks since renewed but unproven reports that he fathered an illegitimate daughter appeared in the National Enquirer, Edwards has kept silent other than to denounce "tabloid trash." Bad move, party pros say: His role at the Democratic convention, just 17 days away - and his political future - are now in peril. "The political consequences of leaving something like this unattended are fairly severe," said ex-Democratic National Committee Chairman Don Fowler. "If no response is made, it...
  • Media's self censorship is a bigger scandal than Edwards

    08/07/2008 6:58:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 271+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 8/7/08 | Tom Bemis
    <p>Commentary: Is it any wonder that nobody buys newspapers any more?</p> <p>LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The scandal over former Sen. John Edwards' alleged fathering of a love child is rapidly being surpassed by a greater travesty -- not one single major media organization in the U.S is covering the story.</p>
  • John Edwards: The Picture of a Scandal

    08/07/2008 10:15:27 AM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 222+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/7/08 | Byron York
    ‘We’re working off our timetable, not yours,” says David Perel, editor of The National Enquirer. “I’m not letting other media drive the story for us.” Perel is talking about the issue of whether the Enquirer should have published, by now, photos of a July 22 confrontation in a Los Angeles hotel between its reporters and former Sen. John Edwards. Edwards had, the Enquirer reported, come to the Beverly Hilton to see a woman named Rielle Hunter, with whom he has had an affair and a baby. In an almost surreal scene described on the Enquirer’s website, Edwards was said to...
  • Caption John Edwards with Love Child, the photo everyone has been waiting for

    08/07/2008 5:43:50 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 81 replies · 200+ views
    The National Enquirer ^ | August 7,2008
    The NATIONAL ENQUIRER is releasing the photograph that the world has been waiting for – the first-ever picture of John Edwards and his love child! The stunning “spy photo” shows the former presidential contender holding his infant daughter Frances Quinn Hunter at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles – where the ENQUIRER caught him visiting the baby’s mother, his mistress Rielle Hunter.
  • Pictures of John Edwards Love Child

    08/07/2008 5:00:17 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 80+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 8/7/2008 | Moneyrunner
    If it were not for the National Inquirer this would disappear down the "memory hole." Ann Coulter's take: The mainstream media's reaction to the National Enquirer's reports on John Edwards' "love child" scandal has been reminiscent of the Soviet press. Edwards' name has simply been completely whitewashed out of the news. Say, why isn't anyone talking about John Edwards for vice president anymore? No, seriously –- hey! Why are we going to a commercial break? I suspect that if I tried to look up coverage of the Democratic primaries in Nexis news archives, Edwards' name will have disappeared from the...
  • Permanent Things in Silky Pony's panties

    08/06/2008 5:14:25 PM PDT · by pissant · 4 replies · 133+ views ^ | 8/6/08 | Rod Dreher
    Clark Stooksbury thinks I have gone around the bend by endorsing media coverage of the John Edwards love child scandal. Excerpt: So presumably, Kaus/Dreher wants the media to shove camera and microphone into the face of a mother and infant and demand to know who the little girl's father is. It occurs to me that they both are employed by organizations with the resources to pursue such a story, so I don't see why they are waiting around for other media outlets to do what they could be doing. Now, now, I don't direct the newsgathering of the Dallas Morning...
  • Tabloid's claims threaten Edwards' role at party's convention (ROFL)

    08/06/2008 5:09:45 PM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 286+ views
    McClatchy/Charlotte Obsever ^ | 8/6/08 | Mark Johnson
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Sen. John Edwards has a deadline to save his spot on the national stage. With two weeks to go before their national convention, a number of Democrats are saying that Edwards needs to publicly address National Enquirer stories that have alleged he had an affair with a campaign worker and fathered her baby. If Edwards fails to clear up the story in short order, he risks party officials deciding not to have him speak or, if they do, creating a distraction from a week focused on Barack Obama accepting the nomination. "If there is not an...
  • The Edwards Love-Child Old Media Doesn't Want You to See (Photos)

    08/06/2008 8:50:44 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 141 replies · 328+ views ^ | 8/6/08
    Hooray! The National Enquirer has published photos of former political person John Edwards with a baby. The baby is almost certainly made up in part of DNA he left in a woman named Rielle Hunter, a former Edwards staffer who now spends her time cashing checks and hiding in hotels and denying everything to the media (until Good Morning America finally books her!). So now would be a perfect time for, like, established print media to cover this story, right? Anyone? Ha, no, they are all too embarrassed. Once again, it's up to the internet! The story is still sneaking...

    08/06/2008 8:45:55 AM PDT · by pissant · 102 replies · 1,012+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/6/08 | Drudge
  • John Edwards: Father of the Year

    08/05/2008 1:32:18 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies · 204+ views ^ | 8/5/08 | staff
    Too hilarious — here's John Edwards accepting an award for Father of the Year. Edwards accepted this award a little less than 9 months before his mistress Rielle Hunter gave birth the Breck Girl's apparent love child, Frances Quinn Hunter. Too bad they don't give awards for the Cheesy Philandering Phony of the Year. On a tip from Simon.
  • John Edwards, the MSM and Babydaddygate

    08/05/2008 10:44:46 AM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 148+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/5/08 | Rod Dreher
    Why should the mainstream media get off its butt and cover the Silky Pony's love child scandal? Mickey Kaus makes a persuasive case. Excerpt: Edwards was certainly a contender for VP, or a big cabinet post like Attorney General, or even the Supreme Court, before the scandal first erupted in the "undernews" in late 2007. Some reporters say he was still on Obama's VP list until quite recently. If he's now finished as far as those big jobs are concerned, it's in large part because of this scandal, which Obama might never have learned about if everyone had followed the...
  • Bloggers still beating MSM on Edwards story

    08/02/2008 10:12:15 AM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 130+ views ^ | 8/2/08 | Paul Mulshine
    The MSM are still getting killed on the story of John Edwards and his relationship to racy blonde Rielle Hunter - or should I say his relationship to Hunter's love child? Check out this comprehensive piece by mondoreb from the Blogger News Network. There are a few interesting wrinkles. The first concerns pack journalism. Mondoreb reports: "Because of those 'vigorous denials from campaign staffers,' not one reporter posed the question to Edwards that DBKP kept repeating, 'Do you deny that you've been in telephone contact with Rielle Hunter since she found out she was pregnant?' Did the reporters on the...
  • John Edwards Slips Out the Back Door of Another Hotel

    07/31/2008 4:24:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 41 replies · 460+ views
    Fox News - The Grapevine ^ | 7/31/08 | Brit Hune
    Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine: Slip Sliding Away Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards slipped out the back door of yet another hotel on Wednesday. The Raleigh News and Observer reports that Edwards was in Washington for an AARP Foundation symposium at Hotel Monaco and avoided reporters for the second time in as many weeks. He escaped through a fourth-floor side area used by kitchen staff, and then through a handicap ramp at the rear of the hotel. Edwards refused to answer reporters' questions about a story in the National Enquirer that says he visited a woman...
  • Birth record for child lists no father (John Edwards Update)

    07/31/2008 1:43:02 PM PDT · by crymeariver · 28 replies · 96+ views
    Birth record for child lists no father The birth certificate of a child who a tabloid newspaper claims is linked to former Sen. John Edwards doesn't identify a father.