MSM Remains Faithful to John Edwards

by Mike on October 11, 2007

in Culture,Election 2008,Politics

A politician has been accused of cheating on his wife who happens to have inoperable cancer. If the politician in this story was named “Rudy Giuliani,” “Mitt Romney,” “Fred Thompson,” “John McCain,” or “Mike Huckabee,” you’d be sick of hearing about it by now because it would be the lead story on every mainstream news outlet. Fortunately, the story is about John Edwards so there is no chance of over-saturation.

The story is all over Boston talk radio; it’s been mentioned on the internet; and, even some newspapers are covering it. The tabloid which published the story has a very strong track record when it comes to politicians accused of a sex scandal (They broke the Lewinsky story). In fact, their accuracy rating on such stories is 100 percent. Yet somehow, the mainstream media doesn’t seem very interested. I wonder if that would be true even this D had an R next to his name?

You may think a story involving alleged, private, despicable behavior has no place in print or you may think it does. For the sake of full disclosure, I think it’s a legitimate story though I respect those who disagree. Whatever your view, the same standard should apply to both parties. Or is that not taught in journalism school anymore?

UPDATE: Michael Graham doesn’t think it’s possible for this to hurt the Polly Prissy Pants campaign either.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ryan October 11, 2007 at 6:19 pm

Could derail his campaign???

What campaign?! He’s not even in the running for Veep! It’s just a way to reiterate that the man who made his career through junk science turns out to be an “alleged” rotten person too.


Chris October 11, 2007 at 10:33 pm

I could go in so many directions with that story but out of good taste, I’ll say nothing.

It’s really Breck Girl’s wife who is running the campaign…(he along with O’Dumbo are too scared to take on SWMNBN so they send out their wives to do their dirty work…like real men) and every now and then the Edwardses try to look to Annie C to help them out with fundraising just when they think they couldn’t be any more irrelevant.


rightonoz October 12, 2007 at 12:42 am

Sorry guys, couldn’t resist throwing this one in

On a trip to Great Britain, George Bush had a meeting with Queen Elizabeth.

He asked her, “How does one manage to run a country so smoothly?” “That’s easy,” she replied, “You surround yourself with intelligent ministers and advisors.”

“But how can I tell whether they are intelligent or not?” he inquired.

“You ask them a riddle,” she replied, and with that she pressed a button and said, “Would you please send Tony Blair in.”

When Blair arrived, the Queen said, “I have a riddle for you to answer for me. Your parents had a child, and it was not your sister, and it was not your brother. Who was this child?”

Blair replied, “That’s easy. The child was me.”

“Very good,” said the Queen, “You may go, now.”

So President Bush went back to Washington and called in his chief of staff, Karl Rove. He said to him, “I have a riddle for you, and the answer is very important. Your parents had a child, and it was not your sister, and it was not your brother. Who was this child ?”

Rove replied, “Yes, it is clearly very important that we determine the answer, as no Child must be left behind. Can I deliberate on this for a while?”

“Yes,” said Bush, “I’ll give you four hours to come up with the answer.”

So Rove went and called a meeting of the White House Staff, and asked them the riddle. But after much discussion and many suggestions, none of them had a satisfactory answer. So he was quite upset, not knowing what he would tell the President.

As Rove was walking back to the Oval Office, he saw former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, approaching him. So he said, “Mr. Secretary, can you answer this riddle for me. Your parents had a child, and it was not your sister, and it was not your brother. Who was the child?”

“That’s easy,” said Powell, “The child was me.”

“Oh thank you,” said Rove, “You may just have saved me my job!”

So Rove went in to the Oval Office and said to President Bush, “I think I know the answer to your riddle… The child was Colin Powell!”

“No, you idiot!” shouted Bush, “The child was Tony Blair!!”

Have a great weekend!


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