Mickey Kaus is very upset that the media not paying attention to the alleged John Edwards affair, and in a piece called the Agony of the MSM, he lists all the people not paying sufficient attention to the matter. Let me break it down for you.
The reason no one is paying attention is not because, as you might think, John Edwards is a media darling and they just love him to bits and pieces. Quite the contrary. I have never cared much for Edwards, and even I recognize that he got the absolute worst media coverage during the primary- he got none at all. They ignored him. He was the invisible man. And if you doubt that no media coverage is worse than bad media coverage, take a gander at the McCain campaign, which has shifted to gaffe-o-matic mode while trying to do ANYTHING to get some media attention while Obama is overseas.
The reason no one is paying attention to the alleged affair and love-child is simple. You guys have made standard affairs boring (I know, I know. You claim to be a Democrat.). No one is claiming Edwards was seen in two wetsuits hanging from the ceiling with a dildo lodged in his rectum. There is no DC madam with a black book involved. No one has transcripts of him instant messaging teen-age congressional pages or crashing their dorms in a drunken stupor. There is no arrest record for soliciting oral sex in an airport bathroom, complete with feisty confrontations with the arresting officer on video tape. There is no religious hypocrisy and gay prostitution and meth-fueled sodomy binge to talk about.
In short, aside from the fact that all there is to the story is an Enquirer report, it is just boring. You all have made standard affairs pedestrian and dull. Even when you use the phrase “love child,” what it boils down to is a guy allegedly sleeping with a woman. Pretty tame stuff, given what the GOP has provided us for the past few years.
Now maybe if he got caught engaging in oral sex with goats. That would probably get some attention.