It’s been quite an amusing week to watch the Mainstream Media try to figure out how they are going to cover the National Enquirer’s accusations that former NC Sen. John Edwards visited his baby momma and child at a Beverly Hills hotel last week.
Obviously everyone sees the smoke, but it’s almost been like the media’s hands are tied to investigate whether there is actually fire.
It’s the type of salacious story the MSM usually loves to jump on (see Larry Craig), but for one reason or another, they haven’t really reported on the accusations made by the National Enquirer. In fact, it was reported that some newspapers had instructed their reporters to not saying anything on the story.
So the story has become, how does the media handle the story. Instead of reporting on the accusations, the media is reporting on how the media is not reporting the story.
It’s interesting though that the media will pick up and run with other "scandals" that brake on less reputable sources (not that the Enquirer is reputable, mind you) like blogs before they dig any deeper into the Edwards situation.