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Did Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa’s Gal Have An Abortion?

by | 4th, July 2007

TABLOID Baby writes of the news in America:

Luke Ford broke open the Antonio Villaraigosa extramarital sex scandal. He’s the one who posted the story back in January that the Los Angeles mayor wasn’t wearing his wedding ring– leading to a less-than-candid response from the mayor and an Old School dismissal from the lazy, cynical City Hall press corps.

And now that it’s been revealed that the mayor was having an extramarital affair with a local television newsreader and reporter (who, it turns out, is a reputed “powerf***er” who’d been passed on to the mayor from his buddy the House Speaker), it appears the local media has been complicit in the cover-up.

villargal.jpg Mirthala Salinas is a sexy star on Telemundo. According to the LA Times, she’s been boffing the mayor for at least a year and a half. We work in newsrooms. You can’t tell us that everyone in the newsroom didn’t know what was going on. Telemundo is a sister station to the local NBC news affiliate.

You expect us to believe that journalists in the newsroom weren’t aware? Veteran political report Laurel Erickson shares the same ladies room with the woman (and they can’t use the invasion of privacy excuse. A public official’s illicit affair with a reporter who covers him is news, not to mention an ethical breach).

So let’s ratchet the story to the next level: Did he knock her up?

When asked if rumours of Mirthala’s pregnancy were true, Villaraigosa offered a rare clear and decisive response to one of the questions that has swirled around this sleazy story for weeks now:

“I can tell you emphatically that that question is outrageous and the answer is no, she is not pregnant.”

villar.jpg Okay. Let’s

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