Oh, apparently the wingnutosphere is in a tizzy because the traditional media won't cover the latest tripe from the National Enquirer.Of course, Edwards has since admitted to both an affair with Hunter and his presence at the hotel.
Seriously, I can't believe this is even subject to debate, but for the crazies, no source is too disreputable if it validates their warped world view.
DailyKos banned Lee Stranahan for writing about the Edwards scandal before his admission.
I'm sad about John Edwards. He stood up for liberal principles in a way that Obama doesn't. His affair shouldn't disqualify him from public life or even the presidency.
The love child aspect of the scandal probably does. It's suspiciously convenient that he gets to be seen openly calling for a paternity test only to be blocked by her denial. As he explained in the ABC interview, after all, he visited her in the hotel in an attempt to manage the story.
It also doesn't help that he's using the same language to deny the love child ("tabloid trash") that he used to deny the affair. If the tabloid trash was right once, maybe it's right again.
Ultimately, I feel disgusted with Daily Kos. If you read Stranahan's original pieces, you don't find a guy filled with invective or acting like a shrill republican troll. You read a guy taking a reasonable look at the evidence. The echo chamber drowned him out and, because he didn't toe the line, banned him.
And he was vindicated by John Edwards' admission of infidelity. Kos response? Silence.