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How should the media have treated the Edwards affair?
Now that it's all out in the open (although NYC media will continue to pursue "baby daddy" details), the new question about the John Edwards/Rielle Hunter affair has become: How was the mainstream media supposed to treat it?
Were we right to sidestep it? Were we too liberal to out Edwards? Is the National Enquirer too trashy to be a trusted in the least? Is it just plain none of anyone's business? Will Edwards' admission draw attention to how John and Cindy McCain met?
Here's a great analysis by The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz.
Now, when is it time to talk about actual campaign issues?