John Edwards/Rielle Hunter Update!

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.

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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]

Backstory

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.

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5 responses to “John Edwards/Rielle Hunter Update!

  1. davisoftheapes1

    Anybody have a better pic of Rielle Hunter? The one I saw sort of scared me.

  2. Dark Skies

    Here’s the only other pic I could find…

  3. dmac1

    What John Edwards does in his private life will not help the economy, or home foreclosures, or reduce$5/gallon gas, or reduce emission into the environment, or get the soldiers out of a fairy tale war in Iraq, or get my 401 back on track. Who gives a dam about this other than the people making money of this crap?

  4. Thank you for giving me credit, but in all honesty, the post you link to was not inspired by a tip about the Edwards scandal (as I think I make explicit in a subsequent post), but was about a different candidate’s scandal problem.

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