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The Enquirer gives the MSM a BIG smoking gun

August 6 turned out to be Christmas for many mainstream media outlets across America, as the National Enquirer gave them not just one, but a whole collection of smoking guns. [THE PHOTOS EVERYONE’S BEEN WAITING FOR!]

The Enquirer released the long-awaited John Edwards scandal photos. The traditional press now has the “proof” that they wanted before reporting on the scandal.

The Enquirer gave the MSM a smoking gun over two weeks ago: Edwards running from reporters as he was leaving the Beverly Hilton.

“Not big enough,” said some, while others noted it didn’t look like a gun: it was only an Enquirer toy gun.

But, will many MSM outlets report it even now?

The New York Times’ quandary–outside of stock that’s dropped to half its value a year ago–is: How do you hide a howitzer from your readers, many whom already knew about it by searching the Internet?

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The real scandal wasn’t that Edwards fathered a baby while married to a cancer-stricken wife. It may not even have been the “elaborate cover up”, as the Enquirer labels it. It was the failure of the American mainstream press to even investigate the facts of the story, which were, with the application of a little legwork, easy enough for them to investigate.

After Edwards was caught by the Enquirer’s reporters at the Beverly Hilton at 2:40 in the morning July 22, the reason for not reporting was “there’s no confirmation”. When FoxNews confirmed the run-in by interviewing one of the hotel security guards involved, the reason shifted to, “We want to see pictures”.

Two weeks ago, Enquirer Editor-in-Chief, David Perel told DBKP, “The onus is on them to do some reporting.”

But outside of a few dailies and a few mentions at FoxNews, no reporting was done. Customers of CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, the New York Times, Time, Newsweek and the LA Times –where LAT’s Blogs Editor, Tony Pearce, infamously and specifically ordered his reporters not to blog on the topic–are still in the dark.

Newspapers in North Carolina, which Edwards was a U.S. senator, started reporting the story 10 days ago. Edwards was forced last week to evade reporters from two North Carolina newspapers, the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer, after a speech in Washington, D.C.

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What are others in the media now saying?

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by Mondoreb
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Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at
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