When Edwards was one of the leading Democrat presidential candidates, the Enquirer broke story after story while the MSM refused to ask, refused to report and refused to inform its readers of the events. This continued for months, while Edwards was considered for both an Obama running mate and attorney general slot.
Even after the Enquirer caught Edwards visiting Hunter and their daughter in a late night rendezvous at the Beverly Hilton in July 2008, there was no coverage in the traditional press for weeks. After initially labeling the Enquirer’s report as “tabloid trash,“ Edwards finally confessed on ABC’s Nightline on August 8, 2008.
Now, with the National Enquirer officially in the running for a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the scandal, the MSM is quick to follow up on the tabloid’s announcements. The Enquirer announced on March 3 that an Edwards indictment was “imminent.” Within a few days, CBS News, the Boston Herald, Fox News and practically every member of the MSM followed with their own stories, citing the Enquirer as their source.
What a difference a few years makes.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
John Edwards, Sleazeball: Another Story the MSM Didn’t Bother To Tell You About, Until It Was Almost Too Late - Big Journalism
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