NEW EXCLUSIVE DBKP/BNN Photo
* Fox News Asking Questions That DBKP/BNN Readers Knew the Answers to Weeks Ago
*Revisionist Edwards History
[ABOVE: Rielle Hunter still in the picture, shooting video of John Edwards, Edwards' parents, Wallace and Bobbie Edwards, at Chapel Hill NC on December 30, 2006. Hunter also took pictures of John and Elizabeth Edwards that day, as well as pictures of John and Elizabeth and their three children--at a time when according to both Edwards, "a time of healing had begun" -DBKP Exclusive photo.]
Lending the Edwards a Hand with their Timeline
UPDATE 0215 EDT September 10, 2008 at end of story.
Roger Friedman at Fox News.com, in his headline asks the question, “How much did Elizabeth Edwards, John Edwardsâ€™ wife, know about his affair with Rielle Hunter and when did she know it?”
Friedman begins with a nifty bit of revisionist history:
Edwards has said that he told his wife about the affair â€œat the end of 2006â€ and that everything ended after that. Indeed, within days of the end of 2006, Web videos produced by Hunter about Edwards disappeared from his campaign Web site and from YouTube.
We realize that Friedman and Company have only lately come onto the John Edwards story–though sooner than the rest of the Mainstream Media–and might be excused for putting “end of 2006″ in quotes.
[Background information: access over 100 DBKP stories on the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter affair, scandal and cover-up: John Edwards Love Child Scandal Library.]
In all fairness to Fox News: it was Fox who was the only broadcast outlet to report on the Edwards affair by confirming that John Edwards had been caught by reporters of the National Enquirer in the Beverly Hilton, after visiting mistress Rielle Hunter.
But to anyone who’s followed the Edwards’ story closely, Edwards has never said that the “end of 2006″ was when his affair ended.
In his statement to the press, Edwards said, “With my family, I took responsibility for my actions in 2006 and today I take full responsibility publicly. But that misconduct took place for a short period in 2006. It ended then.”
Nothing there about the “end of 2006″. How about in his Nightline interview?
In 2006 2 years ago, I made a very serious mistake. A mistake that I am responsible for and no one else. In 2006 I told Elizabeth about the mistake, asked her for her forgiveness, asked God for his forgiveness. And we have kept this within our family since that time. All of my family knows about this and just to be absolutely clear, none of them are responsible for it. I am responsible for it. I alone am responsible for it. And it led to this most recent incident at the Beverly Hilton. I was at the Beverly Hilton. I was there for a very simple reason, because I was trying to keep this mistake that I had made from becoming public.
Nothing there, either.
That was all that Edwards said in his Nightline interview on the subject, displaying some fancy footwork in response to a later Bob Woodruff question, “How long did it last and when exactly did it end?”
Well, here’s the way I feel about this Bob. I think that my family is entitled to every detail. They’ve been told every detail. Elizabeth knows absolutely everything. I think beyond the basics, the fact that I made this mistake and I’m responsible for it and no one else. I think that’s where it stops in terms of the public because I think everything else is within my family and those privacy boundaries ought to be respected.
As that is the last time that Edwards has spoken on the record about the matter, we’re wondering where Friedman got the “end of 2006″ info from? Any readers care to help out here?
Did John Edwards ever say that his affair ended at the end of 2006? Or is Roger Friedman a DBKP/BNN reader who saw the photo below and is covering up for Edwards?
The DBKP pic is of Edwards, wife Elizabeth and Rielle Hunter at Chapel Hill NC on December 30, 2006. It is the only one that shows the three together that late in the year.