Thought Of The Day: The MSM Vs. The Blogosphere On The Edwards Story

by John Hawkins | August 9, 2008 12:58 am

Yesterday, a day when the Olympics began and Russia may have started a war with Georgia, the hot story of the day actually turned out to be John Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter.

If you’ve been reading the New York Times, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune, you first heard about the John Edwards affair yesterday. On the other hand, if you read Right Wing News and the rest of the blogosphere, you first heard the name Rielle Hunter back in October[1] of last year and then learned that Edwards had been caught at a hotel with her two weeks ago.

What’s wrong with that story?

If you know the answer to that question, you know a big part of the reason why the mainstream media’s audiences have been slowly but surely dwindling for the last few years.

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