MSM To Be Forced To Report The News?


Well the official media blackout of the Edwards scandal may be coming to an end thanks in large part to the Democrat leadership who have to decide whether he will speak at the convention:

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Sen. John Edwards has a deadline to save his spot on the national stage.

With two weeks to go before their national convention, a number of Democrats are saying that Edwards needs to publicly address National Enquirer stories that have alleged he had an affair with a campaign worker and fathered her baby.

If Edwards fails to clear up the story in short order, he risks party officials deciding not to have him speak or, if they do, creating a distraction from a week focused on Barack Obama accepting the nomination.

“If there is not an explanation that’s satisfactory, acceptable and meets high moral standards, the answer is ‘no,’ he would not be a prime candidate to make a major address to the convention,” said Don Fowler, a former Democratic National Committee chair.

Democrats gather in Denver on Aug. 25 and Edwards, as the 2004 vice presidential nominee and a presidential candidate who won delegates this year, ordinarily would be locked in as a speaker.

No way, no how, can the MSM ignore this story if he is ousted from his speaker role at the convention. They can spin it anyone they want, but the simple fact that the story is so controversial that it prevents him from speaking should wake the MSM up from their slumber. A slumber that usually only occurs when a big D is beside the perpetrator.

I love these two paragraphs in the story tho.

“He absolutely does have to (resolve it). If it’s not true, he has to issue a stronger denial,” said Gary Pearce, the Democratic strategist who ran Edwards’ 1998 Senate race. “It’s a very damaging thing. …

The big media has tried to be responsible and handle this with kid gloves, but it’s clearly getting ready to bust out. If it’s not true, he’s got to stand up and say, ‘This is not true. That is not my child and I’m going to take legal action against the people who are spreading these lies.’ It’s not enough to say, ‘That’s tabloid trash,’ ” Pearce said.

I’m sure that same MSM would have handled the whole thing with kid gloves if it had happened to be Fred Thompson, or Mitt.


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MSM To Be Forced To Report The News?

For one brief moment there, I thought you were posting on the Unfairness Doctrine.

The National Enquirer may be super market tabloid but if they have pictures (I saw some today, fake or not???) then Edwards is toast. Best thing for him to do is blame it on his wife’s cancer (she’s too ill to travel) and cancel any appearance in Denver. He has a way with words that will make democrats pity him.

Tight message control is not new and he could always give his message outside using a megaphone to the protestors and those line up for the McCain fried food lunch trucks.

You mean the MSM is biased How can that be????

I’m talking about the playing around that’s going on. I’m talking about the young girls. I’m talking about the cookies. I’m talking about keeping our pants zipped and our wicks dry around here! — John Glenn (D-OH)

Maybe John Edwards should have seen the “Right Stuff”

the pictures look pretty real to me, they could be photo shop but who knows. the rich and powerful libs always think they can get away with this stuff, like the world should look the other way for them.
i really don’t care if the baby is his or not, but at least be honest about it, don’t deny the kid is yours if its not. that makes him look worse than if he came out and said he slipped and was unfaithful. why can’t politicians be honest? i respect honesty far more than smoke being blown up my ass.