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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, April 12, 2010


The BBC has an interesting piece asking whether the should National Enquirer win the Pulitzer for the John Edwards story.


  • Not for this story. I think it has to do with the affect a particular story has on national or social policy. This is just trashy gossip of a twice-failed presidential candidate who was pretty much off the radar.

    Beyond titillation, how did this story affect either policy or the cultural psyche?

    Now if it broke a similar story on Sarah Palin... that might be different because she's very much in the spotlight and acknowledged as an active leader and shaper-of-opinion within a vocal (and volatile) segment of American politics.

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:45 AM  

  • Fair argument.

    I actually tend towards yes. Biggest story that everyone else gave up on that they stayed with.

    I think the timing is probably the biggest detraction as he was already out of it when the story borke.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:17 AM  

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