Let's try again.
The National Enquirer published a very blurry picture of John Edwards with his love child. Kausfiles has a list of 5 reasons why those lackeys in the mainstream media should be covering this story:
1. Edwards is not a private citizen. He was being considered for VP and he may have been up for a cabinet position or the Supreme Court.
2. The story would show his hypocrisy - he ran on his image as a family man devoted to his wife.
3. It's relevant to his potential job performance. The skill he's best known for is telling tear-jerker stories about his life. If they turn out to be as false as his declarations of marital bliss, what good is he?
4. It was irresponsible to pursue the nomination when he knew he had this time bomb ticking in the background.
5. If the story's true, Edwards and his campaign engaged in an elaborate coverup.
I think there's another reason the press should be covering it. The story is already out there. If it's true, the public has a right to know. If it's not true, Edwards and his family have a right to see it disproved.
While reading up on this, I ran across an interesting article that said Kerry felt "queasy" about choosing Edwards as his running mate:
Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he'd never told anyone else—that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there and hugged his body, and promised that he'd do all he could to make life better for people, to live up to Wade's ideals of service. Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before—and with the same preface, that he'd never shared the memory with anyone else. Kerry said he found it chilling ...
Now, there are also rumors, probably being floated by Karl Rove and his cronies, that Obama has a love child. It's a front-page story at The Globe.
This love we're contemplatin'
Is worth the pain of waitin'
We'll only end up hatin'
The child we may be creatin'
Never meant to be
(Scorned by) Society
Always second best
(Different from) Different from the rest
~ from The Supremes