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Published:January 21st, 2010 10:33 EST
John Edwards Admits He's A Baby Daddy: National Enquirer Vindicated

John Edwards Admits He's A Baby Daddy: National Enquirer Vindicated

By Robert Paul Reyes

The National Enquirer has established a reputation for reliable journalism, often scooping prominent newspapers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post on stories like OJ Simpson, Monica Lewinsky, Tiger Woods and John Edwards.
The often disparaged tabloid has a record for reliability that should be the envy of the aforementioned newspapers. When The Enquirer broke the story about John Edwards` love child, snobs dismissed the paper`s scoop as "tabloid gossip."
Once again The Enquirer has been vindicated, John Edwards has admitted fathering Rielle Hunter`s child.
"In a statement released to NBC News, Edwards said, `I am Quinn`s father. ... It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me.`
Friends of the family said that Edwards and wife, Elizabeth, have separated, NBC reported."
During his failed  presidential run Edwards vehemently denied that he had a sexual relationship with Hunter. In 2008 Edwards finally admitted having an affair with the videographer, but denied he fathered a child with her.
Campaign aide, Andrew Young, posed as the father when the scandal first broke. It`s no coincidence that Edwards came clean a few days before Young is scheduled to be interviewed by ABC news.
To cheat on your terminally ill wife is beneath contempt, but to deny and reject your baby is unforgivable! To remain mute while another man claims to be the father of your baby is ... words fail me.
Maybe one day Edwards` wife and daughter will forgive him, but we must never forget his treachery, deceit and cowardice.  We must never again elect this cheating coward to public office.
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