The National Enquirer as a Pulitzer Prize contender? Yep, says Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post in today's column, for its groundbreaking coverage of the John Edwards mistress mess. Ironic twist, this week Edwards admitted the woman's kid was his. People were shocked! shocked!
Is it a likely winner? Hell might freeze over, but global warming will come to the rescue.
The rag won't even earn a finalist spot, in part because of all the crud they run, in part for their reporting methods, in part because frankly this is not the kind of story that wins a Pulitzer. Dick Cheney destroyed this guy ages ago in their VP debate. The Enquirer was just piling on.