The Cycle

Mainstream press reports on Edwards’ alleged love life trickle out

The Raleigh News & Observer followed up on its promise to look into the alleged extramarital activities of former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) – sort of.

The newspaper told readers on July 31 that Edwards, in Washington for an AARP Foundation symposium on poverty and aging, avoided all press questions. Edwards previously said only that the National Enquirer, which claimed to catch him red-handed at a Los Angeles hotel visiting an alleged paramour, was “tabloid trash.”

Meanwhile, the Durham Herald Sun’s former editorial page editor urges the North Carolina press to further investigate, and Enquirer editor John Perel tells Radar Online: “No one will dictate the time table for when we release our unpublished material. We’ve been setting the agenda, and will continue doing so.”

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