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How should the media have treated the Edwards affair?

(Credit: Politirazzi)

By Emily

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?

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