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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Too Comical

Today's most famous tabloid, the NE, posted "spy pics" of John Edwards holding a baby allegedly in the Beverly Hills Hilton on July 21st. The picture posted on their website was so blurry and bad, considering it was taken in close proximity.

Today, TheBlaz at the Daily Kos posted a similar photo that looks a lot like the one by the NE.

That's better than the one the NE posted actually. Now let's see where the NE got their images, since they are being aided and abetted by the Huffington Post. I'm not posting links because anyone can find them via

Here's one:

Notice the T-shirt color and the length of the sleeve.

Also look at the top layer of Edwards' hair. It's not been long for years. He's kept that shorter upper layer for the past 4 years. Note: JRE has 2 cowlicks which is why he requires a very skilled stylist to cut his hair.

Now for some other noticeable characteristics, absent from the NE pics:

JRE has always worn his wedding ring. It is absent in both pics.

Why he is sweating equally in both photographs when some claim it is baby drool. Babies don't drool in inverse V-necks. Go figure.

Why is it he wears half sleeves almost to the elbow in one pic (in which he is running on a treadmill), then tight ones of big muscles in the other when he is holding the baby? He's not a big muscled guy...more of a long distance runner, which means the muscles are leaner, not bulky.

Why is the NE's bad look-alike's chin so receding and weak, when JRE has a strong chin with a slight chisel in it and more refined jaw line?

Why are the furniture colors that different from what the hotel site posts? The NE's are "rose" whereas the Hotel's are sand dollar, browns, etc, to match the curtains.

If this is a spy photo, then how in the hades did the NE get it, considering they claim to have cornered JRE in a floor men's bathroom and didn't submit a single photo from that encounter? And they claimed they saw him initially with rolled up Oxford shirt sleeves?

Why is it the Beverly Hills police do not list JRE's name on any report, especially when the NE filed a report against them for a criminal suit that was thrown out. A political figure is part of a civil suit. We don't know whom it is.

And most of all, what does Arianna Hoffington and her staff have against John Edwards. Why HuffPo only published a few comments today and when innodated, backed off in publishing all of the comments? Smear campaign against JRE in being VP for Obama, which the site supports? No, I think it is more than that, but I have to think further what it wants other than ad revenues which it may need to break a profit this year.

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  • Hi Benny, I was just getting ready to post about these pictures. They have streached this out for 2 wks and then they post photoshopped pictures. Also notice that in the picture with the baby the person has biceps. I met JE 1 time, sort of, and he doesn't have biceps. The arm in the picture fills up the sleave of the tee shirt. There are pictures of him in Africa in this tee and those skinny arms of his don't even come close. I think the last time he had a bicep was well, maybe never. This arm uses weights. May be it was that good looking guy on RH's web site before it was taken down again. The one guy is old, but the other one isn't. Also, I too noticed that the sweat marks were the same. Those sweat marks are usually on JE after he runs. You'd think in this day and age if you had photo proof you could at least make out who it was. Technology is too good now a days for the old time fuzzy gossip smear. This alone could put the Enquirer out of business. Anyone can take a good picture with a digtal camera. Who ever took these pictures was in the room. It looks staged. I hope there is a police investigation going on and that is why everyone is so quite.

    By Blogger oklahomagirl, at 6:32 PM  

  • I reread your post. No babies don't spit up like that. It's usually your shoulder they get. I also read that he came in a white shirt with rolled up sleaves. I asked on HP where the T came from. They are getting comments faster than they can moderate them. Most all have notice the photoshopped pictures. There are always Trolls. In the second picture the person appears to be holding a string. Maybe for a balloon or a kite. It does look familiar. If it is JE it's a few years old. He looks younger in the picture than he does today.

    By Blogger oklahomagirl, at 6:43 PM  

  • I wish the entire Edwards family well and hope they're able to work through this.

    By Blogger Chancelucky, at 1:32 PM  

  • CL, I don't think the photo is of him and Ms. Hunter's child though.

    Yes, it's tough on Elizabeth and the children, but as she asked me to do early in July, I will persevere and I don't give up on the progressive stances they pushed. A lot of them are in the DNC Platform.

    By Blogger benny06, at 1:34 PM  

  • I thought the official explanation was almost weirder. JRE had an affiar with Ms. Hunter then another married JRE staffer had an affair with Ms. Hunter and fathered the child.
    These are not good things, but they are primarily personal. The really hard one was whether campaign money was used to overpay for those 4 videos.

    I agree though, the ideas should matter more than the people. I take this as a reminder that we're all fallible.

    By Blogger Chancelucky, at 2:24 PM  

  • John Edwards and his family have been going through a very tough time and I wish them well. The best of families encounter huge difficulties and I hope God gives them all the grace to get through this. No, I don't think John Edwards has dissappointed anyone in the public, it is not the public's business, it is his own private business. No one really knows how they would respond if they walked in his shoes, therefore no one should judge him. He is human like everyone else and humans make mistakes. Mistakes humble us and make us better people. The news media should just let them alone and let them solve this private matter privately.

    By Blogger Pediatric Advice, at 2:29 PM  

  • CL, it's been diaried quite a bit in the blogosphere that Ms. Hunter had several lovers in the past 20 years. There was still a Mr. Hunter in the picture around when the conception could have taken place with him.

    I don't think Mr. Young is the father though.

    and Pedatric Advice, I hope after Sunday, the corporate media will leave them alone. Elizabeth is supposed to have a speaking gig at the Convention, and I suspect she will garner more sympathy--and will be listened to--on the issues of health care and poverty.

    By Blogger benny06, at 3:29 PM  

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