(Cross Posted from my Personal Blog)
There is nothing that quite annoys me more than anything else, and that is to have to repeat myself on this Blog and in my writings in general. However, this one of those times when a repeat and a formal editorial on one of the most idiotic stories to ever hit the blogging world is stubbornly refusing to die.
As some of you might have read here earlier, there is a story floating around in the scandal sheets that John Edwards is having an extra martial affair with another woman. I commented on it very briefly once already. However, it seems that this annoying story is now taking a very different turn. The Bloggers on the Conservative side of the aisle, lacking anything substantive to Blog about are continuing the discussion about it.
Some of these Conservative Bloggers are wailing rather loudly about the Main Stream Media’s lack of coverage of this particular story and are asking why is it not being covered by them.
Ladies and Gentleman of the Blogging community let me give you the professional answer to the provocative question that has been looming in the Blogsophere. The reason why the Main Stream media, so far, has refused to cover this rather idiotic story can be summed up into two great words, which are not commonly found in the world of Blogging and those words are; Journalistic Integrity.
Journalistic Integrity is a common mode of practice in most newsrooms across the country. It is the law that dictates as to how the news is reported. It is the law the tells the political news reporters not to harp on a story that was first found in a scandal rag that is more noted for it’s bald faced lies, than it is for it’s honesty in reporting. It is the law that tells reporters that they are not to attempt to ruin the life of a man, who has spent his entire life helping people, all over a story that is simply nothing more than some fabulist’s creative writing project.
Politics aside, this story, that is being heralded on some political Blogs as some conspiracy theory to cover up a man’s wrong doing. This is something that could ruin a man’s life, and personally, I think that any Blogger that would knowingly pass this story on knowing that it is false, Frankly, I think that man is nothing more than a simple-minded bastard.
To my fellow Bloggers, to those of you who still have any sort of human conscience still left within you. I ask of you, as a fellow Blogger. I ask you, as a fellow Conservative. I ask you as an American, as a fellow human being. Please, for the sake of the Edwards family. For the sake of Elisabeth Edwards, who, by the way, is dying of cancer, let this bastard story die the proper death.
Ladies and Gentleman, we are Americans and we can do better than this. I, like many other Conservative Bloggers, share a high disdain of the socialist agenda of the Liberal Democratic Party. However, I find the repeating of a story that frankly sounds like it was the work of a high school fabulist writer, to be unconscionable.
It has been said and it has been sung, and it has have been written in the Bible, that there is a time and place for everything. This not the time, nor is it the proper place, nor is it the proper story. Let us show the Liberal Blogging community that we are the political ideology of integrity and respect and not the party of petty back alley childish foolishness.
The Republican Party is already in a crisis state, this would only add to that crisis. Let us not be foolish in our doings.
Chuck Adkins is a Paleo Conservative Libertarian from Michigan. He writes at Political Byline, which is his Political Opinion Blog.