Wednesday, December 19, 2007

John Edwards Love Child Scandal Story Has Hit the Stands

The newest rumor in the John Edwards Love Child Scandal mill: the National Enquirer, illusionists or temporary moralists?

Yesterday the incendiary rag had published a story on its website, "John Edwards Love Child Scandal!" along with the blurb, "Woman linked to candidate PREGNANT & IN HIDING."

Bloggers took the Enquirer story and ran with it if only to write about various scenarios if the rumor were true or false and if the Clintons were behind the story.

From Politico:
What the tabloid's readers, in politics and out, may not know is that a key owner of the Enquirer is a prominent New York investment banker and one of Hillary Clinton's key backers, Roger Altman. Altman was an official in the first Clinton administration, and his name is often mentioned as a possible Clinton Treasury Secretary.
The telenovella style melodrama flew across the net and escalated when the link to the Edwards story at the Enquirer disappeared. One blogger called those who were covering the rumor gistfest, morons, that the story had disappeared and therefore was baseless.

True, for several hours the story had disappeared from the cyberpages of the Enquirer. Had the Enquirer made the realization that their story about Edwards was untrue and did the honorable thing and removed it before more damage could be done?

Inquiring minds wanted to know until several hours later when, in illusionist fashion, the story reappeared!

Was the Enquirer toying with everyone? First you see it, now you don't?

The enigma of the disappearing John Edwards Enquirer story came to an end this morning when the thud of millions of Enquirers hitting backstreet newstands resounded across the country; the brightly colored headline "John Edwards' Love Child Scandal" splayed across the page. The story had now reached the masses.

Source - National Enquirer

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