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Thursday, January 28, 2010

 
Kicking Them When They're Down

by digby


She's baaack:

In a report on TODAY Thursday, NBC investigative reporter Lisa Myers called Young’s book “salacious, full of tawdry details, betrayal and countless lies. And as brutal as it is about John Edwards, it’s also tough on Elizabeth, who, the book says, became intoxicated by power, and sometimes looked the other way.”

And then she licked her chops and declared it "delicious" and went on to spent a half an hour detailing every salacious, tawdry allegation in technicolor detail on MSNBC.

Myers is a tabloid journalist who specializes in sex scandals, although they keep pretending on NBC that she is a political reporter. But I really think that allowing her to use the details in this trashy revenge book (which sounds about as credible as Dick Cheney insisting that waterboarding isn't torture)as a source for a "news" story is a bit much.

The Edwardses are a tragic couple, nearly Shakespearean in their weaknesses and human errors. But they are not currently in politics and the sordid details of their marital problems have not been political news since everyone found out months ago that the country dodged a bullet. This is gratuitous.

I noticed earlier today that one of the nasty Gore reporters from the 2000 campaign, Sandra Soberaj, appeared on NBC dishing on Edwards as well. At least she has finally found the appropriate employer --- People Magazine. Myers should join TMZ or E!. Or maybe she should just become a paparazzi peeping Tom. It's where her talent really lies.


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