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How the LA Times Failed To Cover The John Edwards Affair

by | 27th, July 2008

TABLOID Baby, Anorak’s man in LA, looks at the John Edwards love child “scandal”.

A story breaks in Los Angeles and the LA Times not only ignores the it, it bans its online writers from covering it.

Says TB: “Hey, we like John Edwards, too. He stands for the right things. But you know what, like Gary Hart, he tempted fate and got caught.”

Here’s the memo sent out by LA Times editor Tony Pierce:

From: “Pierce, Tony”
Date: July 24, 2008 10:54:41 AM PDT

To: [XXX]
Subject: john edwards

Hey bloggers, There has been a little buzz surrounding John Edwards and his alleged affair. Because the only source has been the National Enquirer we have decided not to cover the rumors or salacious speculations. So I am asking you all not to blog about this topic until further notified.

If you have any questions or are ever in need of story ideas that would best fit your blog, please don’t hesitate to ask

Keep rockin,

Tony

The old media is rockin’….



Posted: 27th, July 2008 | In: National Enquirer, Politicians Comments (3) | TrackBack | Permalink