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The National Enquirer Should Win A Pulitzer For Its John Edwards Baby Scoop, But Won’t

by | 21st, January 2010

edward-john-cheatWHEN the National Enquirer reported that Presidential candidate John Edwards had spawned a child with a mistress, Rielle Hunter, it was poo-pooed. The mainstrem media ignored the scoop.  It turned out to be right.

Anorak’s Man in LA looks at how the matter should win reporting’s top gong: a Pulitzer:

More No News On Not John Edwards’ Baby

THE National Enquirer plans to enter its coverage of the John Edwards paternity scandal for a Pulitzer Prize.

“It’s clear we should be a contender for this,” executive editor and Tabloid Baby pal Barry Levine told the Washington Post today, after the former presidential candidate admitted what the newspaper had been reporting all along: that he fathered a child out of wedlock in an adulterous affair. “The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, was able to publish this reporting.”

How the LA Times Failed To Cover The John Edwards Affair

Levine, and the Enquirer undoubtedly deserve the Pulitzer. They championed the story. They dedicated the resources and moved forward against the lies and brickbats hurled their way, while the lazy, “mainstream” media fed off their scraps and covered the story from a distance until it was safe to go in for the kill and star buying up the players for headlines morning show interviews. – TB

It’s tabolid journalism at its best.

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