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  • Why the Media Ignored a Scandal

    02/09/2010 4:02:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,206+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | Byron York
    Two weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses, the National Enquirer published a detailed story reporting that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards had had an affair, and that the woman involved -- campaign videographer Rielle Hunter -- was pregnant, and that Edwards had arranged for an aide to falsely claim to be the father, and that Hunter and the aide and the aide's family were being taken care of financially by a wealthy Edwards supporter. It was, to say the least, explosive. At the time, Edwards was a serious contender in the Democratic presidential race, so when the story was published,...
  • Chris Matthews Asks Former Edwards Aide How He Feels About Being "Basically A Rat Fink" - Video

    02/03/2010 5:20:14 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 03, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Chris Matthews asking Andrew Young, the former Edwards aide who has written a tell-all book, "How do you feel about that, being basically a rat fink?" (Video)Matthews told Young that he "can't imagine being in politics working for a guy that I'd given up on, it seems to me that you ought to get out...don't work for somebody that you think is a louse, you did for a year." Young said what he did was not morally right but he said that he had "responsibilities."
  • John Edwards: The Ultimate American Politician

    01/31/2010 2:06:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 739+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 31, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    John Edwards: The Ultimate American Politician The John Edwards scandal is not just about sex, argues Toby Harnden in Washington. It's about why Americans have lost trust in the political class. by Toby Harnden 30 Jan 2010 Even judged alongside the caddishness and sexual misdeeds of politicians through the ages, John Edwards will take some beating. Just when it seems that the pretty boy former Senator and 2004 vice-presidential candidate can sink no lower, a fresh revelation emerges. We now know that Edwards cheated on his cancer-stricken wife by having an affair with Rielle Hunter, a New Age loon he...
  • Book portrays Edwards as liar, wife as demanding

    01/30/2010 8:43:55 AM PST · by NCjim · 43 replies · 1,438+ views
    WRAL ^ | January 30, 2010
    By all outward appearances, John and Elizabeth Edwards were the power couple of the 21st century – intelligent, compassionate, devoted to each other – but a new book written by a former top aide to John Edwards shows a dark side to the couple that helped derail his presidential aspirations and culminated with their recent separation. "The Politician," which went on sale Saturday, chronicles the association of author Andrew Young with John Edwards, beginning as Edwards was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998 and extending through two unsuccessful bids for the Democratic nomination for president. Their close bond ended...
  • BOOK: John Edwards Wanted Mistress To Abort Their Baby

    01/27/2010 1:22:02 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 37 replies · 1,095+ views
    Radaronline ^ | 01/27/10 | Staff
    When John Edwards discovered that his mistress was pregnant he wanted her to abort their baby and even asked one of his aides to help talk her into doing it. That revelation comes from The Politician, a new book by Andrew Young, Edwards’ long-time aide. Young helped Edwards cover up his cheating scandal and even publicly claimed to be the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby to mislead the press while Edwards ran for president.
  • John Edwards exposed as cheating lowlife, serial liar in book 'The Politician' by Andrew Young

    01/27/2010 12:11:03 PM PST · by pjsbro · 23 replies · 1,096+ views
    NYDailyNews.Com ^ | Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 4:00 AM | BY Michael Saul AND Celeste Katz
    Disgraced presidential wanna-be John Edwards slept with his kooky lover in his wife's bed and made a sex tape with her, a shocking new book claims. In "The Politician," Andrew Young - the aide who once claimed Edwards' love child was his - says the ambitious ex-senator stopped at nothing to hide his indiscretions, including urging his girlfriend to abort their child. Young describes Edwards as "barely under control" the first time the two men discussed Hunter's pregnancy. Edwards called Hunter a "crazy slut" and questioned who fathered the baby. He asked Young to help talk her into an abortion,...
  • Book Report: ‘The Politician’ By Andrew Young [John Edwards' sleaze]

    01/27/2010 2:00:50 AM PST · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 13 replies · 1,129+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2010 | Louise Radnofsky and Susan Davis
    If Washington Wire readers are interested in reading Andrew Young’s forthcoming tell-all on his decade behind the scenes with John Edwards, the story heats up on page 154 when Young begins to recount how the 2008 presidential hopeful and former Democratic Party vice presidential nominee was taken down by an extramarital affair and a brazen attempt to hide his daughter’s paternity. snip Young describes his alleged discovery of a compromising videotape of Edwards and a naked, pregnant lover, identified by Young as Hunter. “It was like watching a traffic pileup occur in slow motion — it was repelling but also...
  • ROBERT WELCH, THE BIRCH SOCIETY, and "THE POLITICIAN", revised

    08/28/2003 11:00:29 PM PDT · by Ernie.cal · 2 replies · 868+ views
    Recently, a JBS chapter leader accused me of lying when I pointed out that Robert Welch thought President Dwight D. Eisenhower was "a dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy." It amazes me how, even at this late date, many Birch Society members still parrot the Birch party-line with respect to this matter. I obtained my photocopy of the unpublished version of The Politician from G-2 Army Intelligence. The copy in their files was first obtained circa January 1959 and appears to be an edition that was last updated by Welch in June 1958 but printed in August 1958. According...