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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:37 AM
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There is a disgusting article at the Enquirer about John Edwards....
I haven't seen it discussed at DU.

Is anyone else aware of this article? I can't believe that there is any truth to it.
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:39 AM
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1. So why mention it here??????????????
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:40 AM
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2. Because I don't need your approval for subject matter that I post.
Not discussing it won't make it go away.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:40 AM
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3. You don't mean that bastion of truth
and integrity, the National Enquirer, do you? Because if that's the Enquirer you're referring to, that's tabloid trash that few take seriously, nor should they.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:41 AM
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5. Yeah, well, sadly they were first to report on Rush's Oxy addiction...
and that turned out to be true.

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nels25 Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:45 AM
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10. Much as we may dislike to admit it
the Enquirer some time get their stories correct.

If you read this article you might come away with the attitude that there was fire within this smoke.

I know I did.

check it out, read it and decide for your self.

It is the intellectually honest way of approaching this matter.
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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:40 AM
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4. It was brought up and discussed yesterday and then
locked.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:42 AM
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it was locked because it was in the wrong forum
it's still around

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:44 AM
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8. Ok...thanks.
Edwards is my second favorite for VP...I hope that this rumor doesn't destroy his chance at VP.
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:41 AM
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6. The Enquirer is the Fox News Farm Team
sort of a training ground for bottom of the barrel idiots trying to break into the fake news biz.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:44 AM
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9. Yeah, well they reported the Rush/oxycontin thing before anyone else...
and it took the MSM awhile to pick it up.

So they're not always wrong...but neither is a stopped clock.

:)
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nels25 Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:42 AM
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7. I found it on the web last night
and I read it.

sad to say if the read the whole article, you may come away with the reasonable conclusion that they (the Enquirer reporters) caught Edward with his pants down (so to speak).

They pretty much had him dead to rights.

Believe me if this had happened to a repuke type congress critter we would be touting it big time.

I have a hunch that more than a little of this is accurate.

But that is just me.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:46 AM
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11. Yeah...if she was really at the hotel...
when he dropped in, and everything went down as reported, it doesn't look good.

I love Elizabeth, and I really really hope that there's no truth to it.
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:47 AM
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14. Are you talking about the National Enquirer?
the supermarket tabloid with stories about alien babies and wolfboys and claiming they offer some truth to their stories...that National Enquirer? I haven't read the story, I have no clue what this is all about, the source alone, makes me doubt seriously any truth in it.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:50 AM
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16. No the Enquirer does not do alien babies or wolfboys
It may be trash but it does not do those freaky stories. Who did those stories was Weekly World News. I hate when DU'ers trot that out. Get your facts straight!

And I think this one may just be true.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:53 AM
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19. OMG! LOL. No, it's more like this, right? (pic)



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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:00 AM
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21. But they got this right. With the Enquirer, it's hit and miss.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:07 AM
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23. "Cops' Probe Nail Him."
:rofl:


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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:13 AM
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24. Even a broken clock is right twice a day
this rag will report anything given to it and not bother with sources. Every now and again one of the pieces are right because even they can't screw up everything they touch no matter how hard they try.

Until it's been confirmed by at least one _real_ news outlet I'll let it go as probably bullshit.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:14 AM
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26. If you read the thread, you'll see that I said the same thing above.
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nels25 Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:18 AM
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28. Sadly so do I
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:19 AM by nels25
this one just seems to ring true to me.

Would not be surprised if some more reputable and better respected news papers or organizations pick this up and advance with it (and you can bet you bank account that will happen if Obama picks him as veep).
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:06 PM
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32. Oh you must mean the one that said Obama had an affair with Oprah
and was an Iranian plant.

Don't cherry pick your trash.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:46 AM
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12. I saw a thread discussing this last night.
I hope it isn't true. :(

* glad you are feeling better! :hug:
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:47 AM
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13. Thanks, sugar.
I had a scare--that's for sure!

Yeah, I hope it isn't, too. Because I hold John Edwards above that kind of stuff...his relationship with Elizabeth is one of the reasons I like him. Because I adore her.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:50 AM
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15. Of course you haven't "seen" it darling, you the fuck reads the Enquirer
Though a post about hearsay remains classic DU :thumbsup:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:52 AM
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17. There's at least 2 threads about it I've seen
in the last 24 hours.

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:58 AM
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20. I did a search for "rielle" and nothing came up.
I was in the hospital for the past 24 hours.
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:52 AM
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18. there have been a couple of threads and it's been talked about all morning
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:05 AM
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22. Even if it's true, so what?
Anyone who has run for president or vice-president isn't perfect and probably has a bit of an ego. If politicians have affairs, only their family need be concerned. I'm only concerned about how they vote and what they get accomplished.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:13 AM
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25. It's a huge "so what" for women like me who adore his wife more than him.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:16 AM
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27. So? It's her job to deal with it, not yours
Respect for someone else means not infantilizing them by thinking we can do their jobs better than they can.

If it's a true story, she's known about it for some time. She's too sharp not to.

If it's false, she's probably gotten a good laugh over it with him.
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:31 AM
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30. Well, considering that his relationship with Elizabeth has been something...
that he's allowed to become media fodder...public interviews with his wife, and such...it is my right to hope that it's NOT true, for HER sake.

And because she's a member of DU, I hope she knows that many of the women on DU love her and care for her well-being.
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:09 PM
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35. Maybe, but it's his wife's situation to deal with.
JFK had affairs by the day and the press knew about it back then. It just wasn't considered relevant news back then. I still agree with that 1960's attitude vs. the tabloid journalism we have today.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:20 AM
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29. OMG is Edwards a Muslim, too?????!?!??!?!!?!?
:rofl:

The Enquirer....holy fucking shit.

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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:07 PM
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34. Maybe he's sleeping with Oprah?
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:10 PM
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36. So this is how it plays out? I thought we were smarter than this.
Politics 101.

Turn your opponent's strength against him.

Create a whisper campaign that no one can actually prove, yet the burden is on him to disprove.

It looks to me that Edwards is close to the top of Obama's VP list. That is the only truth to come out of this.
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:57 AM
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31. Neil Boortz was just pushing this garbage
Sad, that all the repukes have left is this tabloid "gotcha" bullshit.
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walnutpie Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:37 PM
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37. I don't think a guy cheating on his cancer stricken wife counts as "gotcha"
Link for those who are interested in making up their own minds: Enquirer
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:57 PM
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38. Show me the fucking proof
And no, an article in the Enquirer does NOT constitute proof. Since both Edwards and his alleged mistress are denying this affair, the only thing they have to go on is this sensationalist bullshit.

And the last time I checked, Edwards was not building his career as a "family values" guy, like so many fundie repukes. So even if he's having an affair, I'm not going to hold that against him as harsh as I would these high-and-mighty repugs.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:16 PM
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41. You mean like John McCain cheating with Cindy, when
his first wife Carol, disfigured in a car accident, was no longer attractive to him?
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:59 PM
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39. I heard too liberal hosts talk about this story today
and they weren't saying it's untrue.

A local Pittsburgh host did an hour on it. Ed Schultz touched on it briefly beginning of his show.

I hope it's not true. It really is John and Elizabeth's business, but I will admit I'd think a lot less of him if true. It smacks of what Gingrich and McCain did to their first wives.

I think it's really sleazy of men whether it's JFK, McCain, Gingrich, Rudy, Bill Clinton, Spitzer or Edwards.

Look how Spitzer went down. Heck last year there were many of us here at DU who wanted Spitzer to be the next Dem AG!

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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:07 PM
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33. I heard about it on the radio this morning.
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myhawgoff Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:51 PM
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42. I would believe the National Enquirer
before I would the New York Times. ;)
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:07 PM
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40. I'll check it out when I go to the market today, however, IMHO
all their hit pieces are disgusting. Maybe it's something to get Snopes interested in debunking.
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