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How the Edwards Affair Ended Up in the <i>Enquirer</i>

This is where the crux of the matter lies: "...This is the function of the press in a democracy: It is to present the truth so that we may cast our votes knowledgea­bly. We have absolutely no right to know who kisses whom in a darkened car or pokes someone on Facebook. But other personal choices tell us if this person is fit to govern. What is this person's essential character? What might this person do once given trust? Does this person respect women as human beings? Does he take responsibi­lity for his actions? Does he betray those who trust in him behind their backs? We don't just have a right to know, we have a responsibi­lity to know. Our constituti­onally mandated free press serves this role..."

In today's need to know generation­s, the line is severely blurred between "none of your business" and the authority (mostly moral) needed to ascend to any position of responsibi­lity. In a way, I sympathize with the John Edwards and the spotlight that's regularly shone on them. It must be grueling pretending you have a happy home, all the while fantasizin­g about your mistress(s­).

I don't know how to call all these facts. It's hard to moralize when so much goes unreported e.g. the man's state of mind. It's much easier to judge his motives and acts. It's for that reason I won't. The only thing I'm sure of is I don't once envy his life.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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