Friday, July 25, 2008

LAT bans its bloggers from discussing Edwards charges.

Freedom of the press? Ha! Only when it suits their agenda. 

Dan Quayle was pilloried relentlessly for misspelling tomato.
But i
f it's one of their own they duck and run for cover.  
LAT Gags BlogsEditors ban discussion of Edwards love-child charges.
By Mickey Kaus - Slate Magazine.htm

"At least three-dozen daily newspapers in the United States published the Craig news the day after the
Roll Call scoop [on Sen. Larry Craig's foot-tapping troubles in a Minnesota men's room stall], according
to Nexis, but this morning not a single U.S. daily mentioned the Enquirer piece."

–Jack Schaeffer, Slate:
Why the Press Is Ignoring the Edwards "Love Child" Story, A Double Standard at Work
Death by 1000 Papercuts)


No matter.  Buh Bye, Johnny "Two Americas"!  Your political career is toast.

FoxNews: Security Guard Confirms Late-Night Encounter Between Former Sen. John Edwards, Tabloid Reporters In Beverly Hills Hotel
The latest Google News links

Huffington Puffer tries to blunt the damage by skewering the National Enquirer's credibility.

BTW, I have no great love for the National Enquirer, but hey, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

2/2001 `National Enquirer' Gets Scoop on Presidential Pardons "The National Enquirer" scoops the mainstream press, again."
How the Tabloids Scoop the Big Boys




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