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July 24, 2008

National Enquirer Edwards Reporter on How He Scooped the Entire MSM -- "It was easy"

Sad, isn't it?

It was as easy to catch Edwards as it was to catch Gary Hart. The difference? The MSM used to pose as neutral and nonpartisan back then, and actually bothered to chase stories if they were good stories, without thinking about how the story might hurt their precious Democratic Party.

Not any more.

Mondo: Have you ever seen a more blatant–what we’ve called it–”media blackout” of any story the Enquirer has broken than the Edwards affair?

[David Perel, Editor in Chief of the National Enquirer]: No. Amazing, simply amazing. It wasn’t a total blackout, but very nearly.

Mondo: Why do you think this was?

DP: A couple of things: partly a lack of ability and partly a lack of desire on the part of the media.

Mondo: Do you think it might have anything to do with the fact that reporters on the regular campaign beat get too “comfortable”? Maybe they’re afraid of offending whoever they’re assigned to cover; who is really their meal-ticket?

DP: Absolutely. It’s a flaw in the system and certainly a flaw in the coverage.

I'm thinking its much more "lack of desire" and not so much "lack of ability." For God's sakes, a presidential candidate and current vice presidential contender is not exactly difficult to track. You could follow him around just by sniffing the wind for the hazelnut-and-rose scent of his personalized unisex body spray.

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