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09/26/2008

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Interesting that in the pic she seems to be commenting on your, er, manhood.

Y'know, an interesting article just showed up on my radar. Please allow me to present the salient points.

Tom justified, in part, the non-coverage of Edwards' affair on the grounds that he wasn't an elected official and wasn't running for anything. However, the MSM certainly covered the personal problems of Mel Gibson, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Bennett, and Ted Haggard, none of whom were elected officials or running for office, either.

Another justification was that Edwards' behavior was not that gravest of all sins against liberalism, hypocrisy. Except that it was. In an interview, Katie Couric asked Edwards if voters should care whether or not a candidate is faithful to his spouse. Edwards responded thusly:

"Of course. I mean, for a lot of Americans -- including the family that I grew up with, I mean, it's fundamental to how you judge people and human character -- whether you keep your word, whether you keep what is your ultimate word, which is that you love your spouse, and you'll stay with them. ... I think the most important qualities in a president in today's world are trustworthiness -- sincerity, honesty, strength of leadership. And -- and certainly that goes to a part of that."

So now that the double standard of the MSM has been exposed--again--and that Edwards, by the clash between his words and actions has shown himself to be a hypocrite--now is it OK to cover this sordid affair?

Just asking.

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