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National Enquirer Punked?

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Since the Enquirer is now the source of hot breaking salacious political “family” news and matters, it’s too bad they didn’t get to their own scoop (about Sarah Palin’s family “situation”) fast enough. Sarah Palin, (R) operatives, etc. decided to beat ’em to the punch. From, I’m assuming, the latest National Enquirer on shelves now:

The ultra-conservative governor’s announcement about her daughter’s pregnancy came hours after The ENQUIRER informed her representatives and family members of Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol’s child, that we were aware of the pregnancy and were going to break the news.

Full story/boasts here.

Political Hanky-Panky Makes One Really Cute Baby!

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The Politics of Sex. The Sex of Politics. The Politics of Sex In Media.

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Here’s the replay (Part 1 and Part 2) of the Nightline/Bob Woodward interview with John Edwards. Yes, watching it made me squirm.

As for the media composition of this wickedly delightful scandal… good for Elizabeth Edwards for not sitting passive/aggressively by her disgraced husband’s side like some lap dog, but making him get out there and clean-up after himself. Alone. Where he should be. And likely will be for quite a long while now.

And one more note while we’re on the topic of politicians’ affairs, I’m hearing whispers of a “girlfriend” associated with a certain key (quite married) Georgia politico. We shall see how National Enquirer-y Atlanta media really can go.

This politician need not lose a moment’s sleep though as Georgia media never go anywhere when it comes to sexcapades, us being in arbitrary media la-la land via our unique Coxopoly. Although that sure is starting to crumble around the monopoly edges, but I diverge…

In other words, it’s not like the AJC or WSB-TV or WSB-Radio will be hopping out of vans and hotel lobbies to investigate the sexual within the local political, given that when it comes to sex, it might as well be Victorian England around the Cox Plantation.

Anyone, for instance, seen anything in the AJC about the juicy-wicked-bad divorce trial of Cox Television’s president, Andrew Fisher? The one going on right under our noses now?

Despite this ugly divorce, complete with stories of S&M, going through the Atlanta court system, I’ve heard nary a whisper in our Coxopoly town, except a mention in CL… a mention derived from a NYC blog. Read all about it here.

Is there a National Enquirer bureau in Atlanta? I really need to give those people a call!

BLOGGER ALERT
: “A hearing (in the Andrew Fisher divorce) has been scheduled regarding custody at 1 pm on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at the Superior Court in Fulton County in front of Judge Lane.” (From Gawker.)

I gotta take a moment here and ask the ladies… given the, uh, opportunity, would YOU have had (presumably sexual) “liaisons” with John Edwards?