Saturday, August 9, 2008

L'Affaire John Edwards

So, former Senator and two-time Presidential candidate John Edwards has admitted to having an affair with a campaign staffer two years ago: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,400481,00.html. Ordinarily, I wouldn't care at all about this story, beyond feeling sympathy for Elizabeth Edwards. The one thing that strikes me is that if this had been a Republican, it would have been on the front page, above the fold, on the New York Times and Washington Post ever since the rumour mill got started--hell, the NYT didn't even need substantiation to run that hit piece on John McCain a few months back. Mark my words, this story will vanish from the news in a day or so. That wouldn't be the case had this been a Republican.

1 comment:

serket said...

It was very strange how the National Enquirer got the story right about Edwards, but the NYT got the story wrong about McCain.