This one is for John Edwards and Jonah Goldberg





I wasn’t going to even mention this new piece in the National Enquirer, but then Joe sent me this little tidbit from right-wing commentator Jonah Goldberg over at the National Review. Apparently, the National Review and Jonah Goldberg believe that reports of infidelity in the National Enquirer are not just news, they’re credible news.

Whatever the merits of the whole Edwards love child story, are we really supposed to believe that one of America’s most famous trial lawyers wouldn’t sue a publication that printed defamatory and slanderous lies about him?

Also, it’s worth pointing out that while the Enquirer may or may not be scrupulous in its choice of stories — that’s in the eye of the beholder — it is pretty scrupulous about its facts. They win lawsuits. They’ve broken a host of stories the MSM guys couldn’t.

Yes, so whatever the merits, it has merit – and Jonah won’t write about it, but he’ll write about not writing about it. Tricky, that Jonah.

So, in response to whether to post a link to this National Enquirer story alleging that Sarah Palin had an adulterous affair while Mayor of Wasilla (the Enquirer says it has 3 sources and a signed affidavit), I’ll simply say this:

Whatever the merits of the whole Sarah Palin adultery story, are we really supposed to believe that one of America’s most famous hockey moms wouldn’t sue a publication that printed defamatory and slanderous lies about her?

Also, it’s worth pointing out that while the Enquirer may or may not be scrupulous in its choice of stories — that’s in the eye of the beholder — it is pretty scrupulous about its facts. They win lawsuits. They’ve broken a host of stories the MSM guys couldn’t.

The funny thing is that folks on our side actually have ethical debates as to whether to link to crap like this.


CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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