By Chris Lane
By Jeff Balke
By Aaron Reiss
By Angelica Leicht
By Dianna Wray
By Aaron Reiss
By Camilo Smith
By Craig Malisow
What next? Will Bush be asked about that "alien baby" he supposedly fathered? Obviously, the timing of this is not coincidental, with the VP announcement right around the corner.
Sensationalism: I personally do not believe anything that the National Enquirer puts out. It is ridiculous to think that John Edwards would indeed put himself in a position that would get this type of publicity. For goodness' sake, give the man some credit for being honest.
The love he has for Elizabeth and his family is very obvious, and I am glad to see that most media are not playing into this trash sensationalism in order to make money. Years ago, no one would dream of trying to make news by publishing such personal nonsense; the media have lost some of their credibility when they stoop so low to report this sleazy stuff.
Simple: If it wasn't true, he would've denied it. If someone makes up a story like that about you, you don't say, "I don't want to talk about it." You say, "That story is a complete fabrication. I wasn't at the Beverly Hills Hilton that night. Here's where I was and what I was doing."
Simple as that.
Probably true: The National Enquirer is a sleazy tabloid that has periodically had to admit stories were false. However, it often gets the story right. They clearly staked John Edwards out and went to a lot of trouble to document confronting him in a compromising position. Since he's a trial lawyer who is experienced at suing people, it's unlikely the Enquirer would print this story without being able to prove the story.
I suspect John Edwards does love his wife and family. He'd obviously like to spare them the embarrassment that an affair and an out-of-wedlock childbirth would cause. Unfortunately for his family and this new baby, he's made a series of bad choices that are likely to blow up in a very painful fashion.
On Santa and Christ
Offensive: I thought your article ["Selling You," by Craig Malisow, July 17] was well written. However, your photo caption — "Rick Senner, who was driving the SUV that plunged off a cliff and killed two crew members, celebrates Jesus Christ's birth with the lighting of special frankincense" — was quite distasteful and offensive. Just because you are wearing a Santa hat doesn't mean you are celebrating Jesus Christ's birthday. The reference to Christ was not necessary.
In the July 31 feature "The Crusader" (by Jesse Hyde), we misspelled the name of a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. The correct spelling is Cecilia Fedorov. We also got the month wrong on when an Associated Press report was released. The report referred to in the story came out in April.
The Houston Press regrets the errors.