Did I just hear Tina Brown…

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Did I just hear Tina Brown...

…beat her breast over Andrew Young as the enabler of John Edwards and his book?

Were none of these peo­ple employed as jour­nal­ists in 2008? They cer­tainly believe that Morn­ing Joe view­ers don’t read Kaus­files.

You want to see enablers of John Edwards Tina, look in the mirror.

Update: Byron York Elab­o­rates:

Dec 2007:

At the time, Edwards thought he had out­smarted the watch­dogs of the press, frus­trat­ing their best attempts to uncover the story. But it later turned out that many jour­nal­ists just didn’t want to report the news and hadn’t tried very hard to uncover the facts.

And then again July 2008, Edwards is actu­ally caught in a Hotel:

The New York Times, The Wash­ing­ton Post, The Wall Street Jour­nal, the Los Ange­les Times, the broad­cast net­works and the cable news out­lets — none reported the story. And yet this time it bub­bled up, from the blogs to talk radio to late-​night tele­vi­sion. By the sec­ond week of August, Edwards appeared on ABC News to semi-​confess.

An explo­sive scan­dal had been kept out of the press for months at a time when the man at the cen­ter of it was an impor­tant player in national pol­i­tics. Why? Young thought it was because the Edwards camp so tightly con­trolled infor­ma­tion that jour­nal­ists weren’t able to find sources to cor­rob­o­rate the Enquirer’s report­ing. Per­haps that was part of it. But the fact was, many edi­tors and reporters just didn’t want to tell the story. They admired Eliz­a­beth Edwards. They saw no good in expos­ing John Edwards’ sor­did acts.

Jour­nal­ists saw no good in expos­ing the sor­did acts of a for­mer, sen­a­tor, vice pres­i­den­tial and pres­i­den­tial candidate.

Remem­ber Media when you ask why you aren’t trusted or respected remem­ber that you did this to yourselves.

…beat her breast over Andrew Young as the enabler of John Edwards and his book?

Were none of these people employed as journalists in 2008? They certainly believe that Morning Joe viewers don’t read Kausfiles.

You want to see enablers of John Edwards Tina, look in the mirror.

Update: Byron York Elaborates:

Dec 2007:

At the time, Edwards thought he had outsmarted the watchdogs of the press, frustrating their best attempts to uncover the story. But it later turned out that many journalists just didn’t want to report the news and hadn’t tried very hard to uncover the facts.

And then again July 2008, Edwards is actually caught in a Hotel:

The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the broadcast networks and the cable news outlets — none reported the story. And yet this time it bubbled up, from the blogs to talk radio to late-night television. By the second week of August, Edwards appeared on ABC News to semi-confess.

An explosive scandal had been kept out of the press for months at a time when the man at the center of it was an important player in national politics. Why? Young thought it was because the Edwards camp so tightly controlled information that journalists weren’t able to find sources to corroborate the Enquirer’s reporting. Perhaps that was part of it. But the fact was, many editors and reporters just didn’t want to tell the story. They admired Elizabeth Edwards. They saw no good in exposing John Edwards’ sordid acts.

Journalists saw no good in exposing the sordid acts of a former, senator, vice presidential and presidential candidate.

Remember Media when you ask why you aren’t trusted or respected remember that you did this to yourselves.