As a result of the John Edwards story, I’ve re-aligned my respect for some media outlets and writers:
DailyKos – even less respect now that they censored Lee Stranahan for his level-headed discussion of the issue.
National Enquirer – more respect now that they’ve added one more feather to their investigative cap. The days of saying a story isn’t true because it came from the Enquirer are long over. They also broke the Rush Limbaugh addiction story, the Dick Morris prostitute story, and the Jesse Jackson lovechild story.
Slate and Mickey Kaus – more respect for pursuing the story and keeping it in the spotlight.
The Charlotte Observer – not a paper I’d have cause to read, but they covered the story better than the LA Times, tracking down the child’s birth certificate from across the country and discovering the father’s name wasn’t listed.
Huffington Post – more respect, for following up on the Enquirer’s leads early on and giving an outlet to Lee Stranahan, and for not burying their heads in the sand as many other left-leaning media outlets did.