Should National Enquirer Get Pulitzer Prize For John Edwards ‘Baby’ Reporting?


The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper’s work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize.

Don’t laugh.

“It’s clear we should be a contender for this,” Barry Levine said by phone Thursday, hours after the former presidential candidate admitted what the newspaper had been reporting all along: that he is the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby. “The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, was able to publish this reporting.”

Although the staff never doubted its reports that Edwards had fathered a baby girl with his former campaign videographer, Levine said, “there is vindication, finally. Mr. Edwards kept the story alive much longer than it needed to be kept alive with his denials. He has only himself to blame.”

4 thoughts on “Should National Enquirer Get Pulitzer Prize For John Edwards ‘Baby’ Reporting?

  1. By the supposedly objective standards of the Pulitzer I think they should be a contender for the prize. It’s ironic though, since the Enquirer is the sort of “yellow rag” that the Pulitzer was created to disparage.

  2. Ferrell Gummitt

    John Edwards fathering a baby out of wedlock is not exactly Woodward-Bernstein exposing Watergate and the Nixon White House. Is it?

    It’s sort of like giving an Oscar to “Friday the 13th Part VII” because it had some cool slasher scenes in it that people will never forget.

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