Thursday, May 26, 2011

John Edwards Facing Indictment for Alleged Campaign Law Violations Tied to Affair Cover-Up

At ABC News, "John Edwards: U.S. Green-Lights Prosecution for Alleged Campaign Law Violations Tied to Affair Cover-Up." Also, at Los Angeles Times, "John Edwards 'did not break the law,' attorney says."

And excellent commentary from TigerHawk, "The Poetic Prosecution of John Edwards":
I have long thought that the media's disparate treatment of John Edwards and Sarah Palin was the most powerful evidence of structural bias toward the left. Edwards was having an affair and the media turned a blind eye. Palin was pregnant by her husband, and the media accused her of faking it and swarmed Alaska with investigators. Edwards had no useful experience -- he was a trial lawyer, which is training for essentially nothing important, and a one-term Senator -- and nobody in the press questioned his qualifications. However one might weigh Palin's resume, she was no less experienced than Edwards (that would be difficult) and the press hammered her constantly for it. Edwards was vain as can be and the press did not even suggest that he was a narcissist (which he obviously is). Palin bought some better looking clothes for campaigning and the whole press pool jumped on it. Edwards could not make a speech without reminding us he was the son of a "mill worker" who had gotten rich and the media ate it up as evidence of humble beginnings. The Palins actually built a successful small business and the media mocked it as a stunt. One could go on.
KINDA RELATED: I saw this the other night at Michelle's: "How to become a leading Democrat’s blogmaster; Updated/Correction–and more wit and wisdom of Amanda Marcotte." And more at the "Amanda Marcotte" search. A really bad woman. Reminds me of Carl Salonen.