UPDATE 7/29/2008–10:04 AM EDT: So far there seems to be no additional MSM press coverage in the U.S. of this matter. Keeping an eye on things and will report if the dam springs a leak.
Everyone now knows the story broken by the National Enquirer of the alleged tryst of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter at the Beverly Hilton on the night of July 21st and its subsequent confirmation by Fox News reporters who spoke with a Beverly Hilton security guard who stated for the record that…
he encountered a shaken and ashen-faced Edwards — whom he did not immediately recognize — in a hotel men’s room early Tuesday morning in a literal tug-of-war with reporters on the other side of the door.
This story was not initially picked up by the U.S. media (other than National Enquirer and Fox News) but was reported in the UK this morning by the Times UK (“Sleaze scuppers Democrat golden boy”) and then by The Independent UK.
NewsBusters now reports that “Cracks (are) Emerging in MSM Wall of Silence on Edwards Scandal” and cites a story in the Hartford Courant by Kevin Rennie.
[CORRECTION: per Ron Rosenbaum–see his comment below–the following is incorrect in that Ron’s original story was subsequently clarified to indicate that it was not about Edwards. The erroneous Backstory is left in this post merely to provide clarity to original readers]
What some of you might remember is that this story’s roots can be traced back to a blog post on October 29, 2007 by Ron Rosenbaum at Pajamas Media.