An affair he finally remembers

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Earlier this year, The New York Times thought it was big news that some aides of Republican John McCain were worried that the presidential candidate might have been having an affair with a lobbyist - eight years ago.

The Times ran with the story in February, despite there being no evidence.

Meanwhile, even earlier, last fall, there was some pretty good evidence - a pregnancy - that former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards had had an affair with a campaign videographer. Oddly, neither The New York Times nor the rest of the lemmings that follow its lead thought it was news.

Hmmm.

Now, it's quite obvious it was news. The woman has given birth and been quietly shuttled from expensive house to expensive house, from North Carolina to swanky California; she's been paid $15,000 a month by an Edwards supporter; and Edwards himself was caught leaving the woman's hotel room recently in the wee hours of the morning.

Finally, probably to come clean in time to ask for an ego-gratifying speaking part at the upcoming Democratic National Convention, Edwards approached ABC News to confess the affair while denying the child was his.

OK, so he claims the affair's over, he doesn't love her and the child isn't his. What's he doing sneaking into a hotel room to see her and another man's child?

Questions are also surfacing as to how kosher the woman's financial arrangements have been. We hope the IRS and the Federal Election Commission take a good, hard, long look.

We also wish the news media would take a good, hard, long look at their double standard: A fairly verifiable, recent affair by a Democratic presidential candidate isn't news, but an ephemeral, unproven, eight-year-old allegation against a Republican presidential candidate is front-page fodder. Wow.

Spin it however you want. Those are the facts.

Is it that Republicans tout values and morality, and therefore make their stumbles more newsworthy? Could be. Then again, few were harder on Bill Clinton's peccadilloes, or have made more pronouncements about morality, than John Edwards.

Where were the media on that hypocrisy?

Maybe in the same place that videographer was?

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 08/12/08 - 06:01 am
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The left is left and the

The left is left and the right is right. Nothing seems to change.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/12/08 - 06:33 am
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No one expects any integrity

No one expects any integrity from the MSM any more.

christian134
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christian134 08/12/08 - 07:03 am
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The media of today, many not

The media of today, many not all, are self-seeking narcissistic creatures who are dangerously bent on following one group of people who are liberal to the extreme and seek to have an all consuming "love affair" with the left-wing as it is more advantageous to their bank accounts... If they can cover up or down-play someone like Edwards, lift up Obama and his followers then they are happy as little piggies wallowing in the mud...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/12/08 - 07:07 am
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A NY Times editorial even

A NY Times editorial even criticised their own story about McCain later. The LA Time forbade their writers to mention Edwards being caught in the motel with the woman even in their blogs. Double standards galore.

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 08/12/08 - 07:47 am
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In the famous words of John

In the famous words of John Edwards...There are two Americas...therefore I may have two families. Politics is a tough business for married men. The temptations of power and all that comes with it have ruined many . My sympathies to Mrs. Edwards and her family. I hope she will not support him in this and do the Hillary shuffle. I hope she will set a better example for women everywhere and especially young girls. We already know the media for what it is. Hopefully Mrs. Edwards comes from better stock.

missjudy
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missjudy 08/12/08 - 07:49 am
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Dixieman, Nobody expects any

Dixieman, Nobody expects any integrity from the MSM OR the Democrats any more.

inkpup
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inkpup 08/12/08 - 07:54 am
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Given Sen. John Edwards Dem.

Given Sen. John Edwards Dem. N.C. latest addition of Reille Hunter as a resume enhancement, one might conclude he's just made the 'short list' for Obama's VP.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/12/08 - 08:12 am
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All I can think is Has anyone

All I can think is Has anyone seen this woman? What low standards! I'd rate her as a 3 am waffle house drunk pickup!

fd1962
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fd1962 08/12/08 - 08:30 am
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Dixieman, nobody expects any
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Dixieman, nobody expects any integrity from the MSM or the Democrats or the Republicans or the Chronicle anymore, especially the Chronicle.

fd1962
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fd1962 08/12/08 - 08:31 am
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Opps, forgot to add the
Unpublished

Opps, forgot to add the Fundamentalists...

fd1962
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fd1962 08/12/08 - 08:35 am
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ColdBeer, tell us more about
Unpublished

ColdBeer, tell us more about this 3 am Waffle House business?!

justus4
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justus4 08/12/08 - 08:56 am
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This article is a rant and
Unpublished

This article is a rant and does not address the truth about a "free press" and it's constitutional responsibility. What is consistent throughout the so-called media is their approach toward minorities. Why? Their view of world events, local corruption, personal scandals, law enforcement, crime, etc, is influenced by ratings and "the front office." The distraction between non-minorities pointing fingers saying, "media bias & liberal media" is a clever trick to avoid serious reporting. Viewing/listening/blogging requires only one question; What race is the individual? At that point, every statement, verdict, sentencing session, evaluation of events is a standard procedure. An example is missing women or kids. Wow! Each channel has an obsession with a child/woman missing thats completely insane. The so-called Liberal or Conservative TV channels report such stories EXACTLY the same way. Why? It's because of their race, 'cause African-American women/kids are being killed too, but their lives must be less important because no channel report such stories. Why? Again, race. So, yes there is a bias in the All-White-Media (AWM) but of course, "they" are the last to know about it.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 08/12/08 - 09:07 am
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just... As usual this person

just... As usual this person flies the race/minority flag once again. You had to work hard to put all these blubbering comments together. What a bunch of jibberish.

mommie2
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mommie2 08/12/08 - 09:22 am
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And the democratic party

And the democratic party fractures even more...

TechLover
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TechLover 08/12/08 - 10:01 am
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Perhaps Edwards can now be o

Perhaps Edwards can now be o commentator on Faux News like Newt.

LaTwon
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LaTwon 08/12/08 - 10:23 am
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justus havent u figured out

justus havent u figured out yet that those programs are where whitey gets his daily code?

intheknow
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intheknow 08/12/08 - 10:31 am
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We all know that the

We all know that the Democrats have a monopoly on adultery. I mean just look at christian and tj22's comments. You would think that the Newt's of the world, were really undercover Democrats.

dashiel
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dashiel 08/12/08 - 10:44 am
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This editorial has a witty

This editorial has a witty conclusion (Thanks). But aren't we some kind of messed up when republican toilet dancing and texting teenage pageboys elicit barely a yawn? Yet we are shocked when an attractive WOman and a handsome MAN get it on. Prudes without sin, Amen. Now I aint sayin what he done was rite or he aint the diddy, but she do seem to be pro-life, and aint neither one of em done much for gay marriage. Just goes to show where a good haircut can lead.

christian134
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christian134 08/12/08 - 10:51 am
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>-) intheknow

>-) intheknow

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 08/12/08 - 10:53 am
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You must have seen better

You must have seen better pictures of her than I did. She looks like Camilla Parker Bowles. Not attractive at all, in other words. I can't imagine why in the world he would be attracted to a "barely handsome" woman when he had such a beautiful wife at home, ailing or not. I also couldn't help but think of Newt Gingrich when this story came out. I didn't like Edwards to begin with, his body language and expressions came across to me as fake, insincere. He reminded me of a faker I knew a long time ago. So I went with my gut on that one. I give him credit if he and his wife turn their marriage around, however. And that is entirely up to them. It's nobody else's business.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 08/12/08 - 11:31 am
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For the last time AC

For the last time AC editorial staff, you ARE the news media. Dam* this is idiotic. Edwards is not a presidential candidate right now, let it go.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 08/12/08 - 11:33 am
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Christian, if helps the

Christian, if helps the "media" bank accounts by selling stories taht follow the left are you saying that most Americans, or most Americans that read, support the left? Hmmm

imdstuf
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imdstuf 08/12/08 - 11:37 am
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I guess if I start crying

I guess if I start crying right wing media it makes it true.

jack
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jack 08/12/08 - 11:57 am
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Justusdummies, ALL of the

Justusdummies, ALL of the missing kids I saw on TV the other day were black. You are so full of excrement and blather racist excrement here daily. Gets tiresome and shows you to be the fool that you are.

jack
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jack 08/12/08 - 11:59 am
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Little wonder the NY

Little wonder the NY Terrorist Times and other MSM are losing readers by the thousands. Rupert Murdoch just needs to buy them and put out a real paper.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/12/08 - 12:12 pm
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Interesting little tidbit, if

Interesting little tidbit, if Edwards had been exposed earlier, Hillary might possibly be the Demo candidate right now.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/12/08 - 12:16 pm
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intheknow, you are right, no

intheknow, you are right, no Party has a monopoly on scandal. But, you have to admit, with the Governor of NJ, the Governor of NY (his replacement too), the mayor of Detroit, and now Edwards, all in the last 6 months, the Democrats have certainly taken the lead. For now.

steve-o
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steve-o 08/12/08 - 12:22 pm
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One less idiot that we have

One less idiot that we have to see during primary times during every election. Go Away John Edwards!!!!!

Rose
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Rose 08/12/08 - 12:39 pm
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Edwards disrespected his wife

Edwards disrespected his wife while she was battling cancer, and to me that is unforgivable. It has nothing to do with his being a democrat.

PLAYLIKETHUNDER4
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PLAYLIKETHUNDER4 08/12/08 - 01:02 pm
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justus4...once again you

justus4...once again you leave no doubt that you are a dummass

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