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2008-08-08 09:27:34 PM  
AeAe

WHAT?!? Obama is the MOST liberal senator in the Senate. The 99 other senators are to the right of him. You're pretty clueless.


rakesprogress.files.wordpress.com
 
2008-08-08 09:27:42 PM  
Damn_Conservative_Media I haven't heard...

I quote Jefferson Starship (in a God-awful song)

"How does she know when to close her eyes
She doesnt want to lose me
So she only sees what she wants to see"

img503.imageshack.us

/"No way out.. She doesn't buy my story"
 
2008-08-08 09:27:43 PM  
I guess he got busy living.

/I missed out on yesterday's fun.
 
2008-08-08 09:28:04 PM  
mabelkitty: Obama is hyper defensive when off-script, and comes across as an arrogant prack when challenged on his policies and flip-flops.

This gives the appearance of someone petty and not ready for the national stage.

Oh, and those nice little essays he wrote for the papers when he was a State Senator have a nice Congressional Black Caucus ring to them. I like to print them out and take them to picnics. Makes for some interesting conversations when I explain the post-racial candidate is quite racist.


Hussein is also a socialist prack.
 
2008-08-08 09:29:48 PM  
Breaking news: Senator Obama has just issued a statement on the Edwards affair:

"Well, I, ummm, uhh, I, I, I, ummm, wait a minute now, uhhh, you know, you know, John uhhhhh Edwards, ummm, I, I, I, well, uhhh, I, you know, he uhhh..."
 
2008-08-08 09:30:23 PM  
Portugal. The Man 2008-08-08 06:37:52 PM
Then why the fark did you mention 'but but McCain' in the first place. You are the one who brought his name up, and then when someone says they are both a$$holes, you say McCain has nothing to do with it? Then don't farking bring him up!

-----------------

There is no comparison between Edwards cheating and McCain's deal.

McCain left a hot young wife for another hot young rich wife 27 years ago. Edwards was poking an unattractive 45 year old while his older homely wife is dying of cancer.
 
2008-08-08 09:31:28 PM  
Yukon Callmeal: Damn_Conservative_Media I haven't heard...

I quote Jefferson Starship (in a God-awful song)

"How does she know when to close her eyes
She doesnt want to lose me
So she only sees what she wants to see"


Nice single quote... do you have evidence of a pattern?

If so, enlighten me.

/anyway, as has apparently been pointed out repeatedly in this thread already, why does anyone even pay lip service to morals at this point... pretty much all of the leading luminaries of "morality" are as dirty as they come

/"No way out.. She doesn't buy my story"
 
2008-08-08 09:37:05 PM  
His wife's cancer was actually in remission at the time. Not that it excuses his behavior, but to claim that he cheated on his "dying wife" is incorrect.

/Also very glad he didn't get the nomination. Ironically enough, he was my preferred candidate for a time.
 
2008-08-08 09:51:16 PM  
mabelkitty: Obama is hyper defensive when off-script, and comes across as an arrogant prack when challenged on his policies and flip-flops.

No, he really doesn't. Unless you happen to be an arrogant prack yourself. Then he sounds all full of himself.

This gives the appearance of someone petty and not ready for the national stage.

Or someone too clueless to comment on presidential candidates.

Oh, and those nice little essays he wrote for the papers when he was a State Senator have a nice Congressional Black Caucus ring to them. I like to print them out and take them to picnics. Makes for some interesting conversations when I explain the post-racial candidate is quite racist.

Is that before you and your buddies put on your hoods and take gasoline to the cross?
 
2008-08-08 09:53:27 PM  
WFern His wife's cancer was actually in remission at the time

Something we know is true, oh so true, because John Edwards has told us it is true.

Just like he told us last week that the whole story was nothing but complete lies and tabloid trash.

Because when John Edwards tells us something, you can take it to the bank it is true.

Oh wait...

"Edwards writes in "Four Trials," his book about courtroom successes and life challenges, that early in his law career, "I learned that trials are about credibility -- and that if a jury is to believe your case, a jury must believe you."

On this crisp New Hampshire morning, a woman with a thick chowda accent asks Edwards to name "that one other characteristic that you have above all the other [Democrats] that you say, 'I'm in this race because they don?t have this and I do.' "

Edwards stammers a moment to find his words. "If I were choosing a president and I wasn't running," he says, "besides the policy positions, which are important, I would be looking -- absolutely require -- that the person I vote for be honest and sincere. ... We don't need the world's next great politician as president. We need somebody we can trust."

Later that day, on a charter plane high over Pennsylvania, he elaborates.

"I'm perfectly happy to answer that question in front of America and let them judge me," he says. "Am I phony or not? I think they'll say that I'm not.""

Link (new window)

/I'm sure it isn't the case that you take his newest statements at face value just because you are a Democrat like him.
 
2008-08-08 10:01:11 PM  
ayretise:

I'm just curious as to why Obama isn't winning by a landslide right now. He's no more socialist than any other mainstream democrat, the last 8 years have been nothing but pure misery and McCain is running on Bush platforms. If Bush has an approval rating of 30%, why should McCain's popularity be any higher?


It's because BO has been completely overexposed - every move he makes is somehow just like the first steps on the moon. On top of that, he's not playing to a sympathetic primary audience any more - more people are paying attention now, and when he's off the teleprompter, he's completely out of his depth. And, he's changed positions on virtually every policy, and again, without the sympathetic partisan audience, people are seeing him as nothing more than a hack politician, and it's just going to get worse for him. He has less than 200 working days in the Senate, and came from a do-nothing state legislature. Completely in over his head, and too arrogant to know it, and the constant media ass-kissing will not show him the light. McCain is such a weak GOP candidate that it should be over by now...McCain almost weekly goes against the conservative base and still is in this - if you know anything about politics, this is shaping up to be a huge defeat for Barry...and that's provided that Hillary doesn't steal it from him at the convention, which is looking very likely.
 
2008-08-08 10:02:16 PM  
Damn_Conservative_Media do you have evidence of a pattern?

See above for another.

How many do you want for it to be a pattern?

How about him pontificating on faith and values (new window)?

And very predictable that you spout nonsense, get called on it, and move on right away to the 'they all do it/it doesn't matter' gambit with anyway, as has apparently been pointed out repeatedly in this thread already, why does anyone even pay lip service to morals at this point... pretty much all of the leading luminaries of "morality" are as dirty as they come.
 
2008-08-08 10:02:55 PM  
"Damn_Conservative_Media 2008-08-08 09:24:05 PM
You know what? Big farking deal... I haven't heard of Edwards spending years railing against infidelity, gay marriage and all of the other "immoral" bullshiat "issues."

Really, so as long as he doesn't have any morals it's okay? However, besides that, he did have something to say when Bill Clinton got caught committing perjury. "Bonus Edwards quote, about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky: "I think this President has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen."
 
2008-08-08 10:05:28 PM  
Befuddled: It should be. I don't vote for people based on this stupid shiat. You only have to look back over then past ten years to see why doing so is incredibly dumb.

I totally agree. But that's not the world we live in.
 
2008-08-08 10:07:28 PM  
Damn_Conservative_Media,

How about another one, an oldie but a goodie-- him speaking about President Clinton.

And I have to tell you all something, my friends on this side of the aisle, that wasn't a hard thing for me to do. I think this President has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen.

I'm seeing a pattern.
 
2008-08-08 10:33:40 PM  
i108.photobucket.com

Looks like Obama is the only remaining candidate who doesn't cheat on his wife.
 
2008-08-08 10:53:22 PM  
Yukon Callmeal: WHARRGARBL

Elizabeth Edwards has gone on television as discussing her remission. The timeline for Edwards' affair, as provided even by the media, matches the time in which her cancer was non-existent and thought to be finished.

Feel that? That's gotta burn.
 
2008-08-08 10:54:05 PM  
Why do I care about this again?
 
2008-08-08 10:54:06 PM  
The lot of them are liars, crooks, and thieves. I don't know why anyone believes anything they say.
 
2008-08-08 11:05:44 PM  
WFern
Elizabeth Edwards has gone on television as discussing her remission. The timeline for Edwards' affair, as provided even by the media, matches the time in which her cancer was non-existent and thought to be finished.

Feel that? That's gotta burn.


THIS - why is anyone getting their panties in a bunch? It's not like he was committing adultery when his wife was dying.

Sheesh, people - this is America. Everyone sleeps with everyone... but you

/and me
//so lonely
///troll-fu is weak - need to find Morpheus
 
2008-08-08 11:25:07 PM  
SaltyDonnie: An open marriage is a non-marriage. Just stay single, unless of course you're all about the money.

fark you.

open marriage is far more real than most dork americans can accept.
 
2008-08-08 11:31:40 PM  
Bangbangbang: WFern
Elizabeth Edwards has gone on television as discussing her remission. The timeline for Edwards' affair, as provided even by the media, matches the time in which her cancer was non-existent and thought to be finished.

Feel that? That's gotta burn.

THIS - why is anyone getting their panties in a bunch? It's not like he was committing adultery when his wife was dying.

Sheesh, people - this is America. Everyone sleeps with everyone... but you


Maybe you're missing it: this guy had the audacity to run for president even tho he wasn't clean, lied about it and tried to rationalize that he was only being "truthful" where the Enquirer had it wrong (the classic Clinton 'definition of IS'), AND got caught.

Plus, he was being oh so self-righteous about Clinton during the impeachment.

The public loves it when these high-and-mighty douchebags are revealed to be the farking human hypocrites that they are (Edwards, Vitter, Craig, Swaggart, Baker, the list goes on..)
 
2008-08-08 11:33:01 PM  
Captain_Heroic44
See, you want to use this bad decision to define the whole man. It doesn't. John Edwards Wilkes Booth has lived a full life. This is a single data point. He's done a lot of other things.

Yeah, one bad decision and it just ruins the whole picture, doesn't it.

The %99 remark isn't very helpful to him right now. It was bad rhetoric. He should have had someone edit this for him. Because perfect people like you--the self-righteous and unforgiving, who never make mistakes (right, motherfarker--this is why we jump so hard on you assholes when one of YOU farks up)--will pick this one line out of an otherwise contrite statement and use it to try to define the whole thing.

Well, motherfarker, as a matter of fact I'm taking my wife in for a biopsy tomorrow. I'm not perfect; I'd never say I was. But I sure as hell would never do something as slimy and as base as what he did. I don't care what the rest of his life has been.
 
2008-08-08 11:41:44 PM  
AeAe: Bangbangbang: WFern
Elizabeth Edwards has gone on television as discussing her remission. The timeline for Edwards' affair, as provided even by the media, matches the time in which her cancer was non-existent and thought to be finished.

Feel that? That's gotta burn.

THIS - why is anyone getting their panties in a bunch? It's not like he was committing adultery when his wife was dying.

Sheesh, people - this is America. Everyone sleeps with everyone... but you

Maybe you're missing it: this guy had the audacity to run for president even tho he wasn't clean, lied about it and tried to rationalize that he was only being "truthful" where the Enquirer had it wrong (the classic Clinton 'definition of IS'), AND got caught.

Plus, he was being oh so self-righteous about Clinton during the impeachment.

The public loves it when these high-and-mighty douchebags are revealed to be the farking human hypocrites that they are (Edwards, Vitter, Craig, Swaggart, Baker, the list goes on..)


Dude! I was totally trolling. I didn't need this specific situation to think that John Edwards was a slimy sleaze-bag full of scum. The dude was an ambulance-chaser that ran (partially) on a platform of "high cost of healthcare." I already knew he was a hypocrite.
 
2008-08-08 11:47:53 PM  
WFern is on a posting jihad to try to protect the silky pony. Rather than debunk her nonsense all over again, I'll just link back to another thread where he/she is claiming such ridiculous crap like 'the big media has been covering this story like white on rice' and that stories from CNN and NBC and similar big media sites have been flooding the airwaves and the timeline of the affair has been well reported everywhere (and doesn't come just from John Edwards claims).

WFern is obviously either one of the dumbest motherfarkers around, or is part of the Edwards staff in some fashion, or may possibly even be the silky pony. Which I guess would make him all of the three.
 
2008-08-08 11:51:23 PM  
"In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic. If you want to beat me up - feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself," he said.

Try us.
 
2008-08-08 11:53:51 PM  
Yukon Callmeal: WFern is on a posting jihad to try ...

Troll, you say? (new window)

This will prove very informative...
 
2008-08-08 11:56:30 PM  
In a total thread-jack, I'm watching the Olympics, and they just set off about 4 Hiroshima-size bombs worth of fireworks. TV just doesn't cut it.

/gotta figure - they invented the dang things
 
2008-08-08 11:57:17 PM  
Bangbangbang

*facepalm*
 
2008-08-08 11:59:15 PM  
Watching his interview/confession right now. He is not helping himself. He is coming off very slimy. He will not answer the questions asked. Instead he says he wants to explain first, then he frames it so his response is on the same topic but he gets to craft his answer in a much more narrow, calculated way. His answers seem to be designed to give the appearance of truthfulness--but seem likely misleading.

/he really hates the National Enquirer. That is clear.
 
2008-08-09 12:01:27 AM  
punistation.fuyucorp.biz

I liked Cindy McCain better before she dyed her hair blonde.
 
2008-08-09 12:09:09 AM  
Yukon Callmeal: Bangbangbang

*facepalm*


No need to pull a Picard, Yukon - I'm just sayin' don't get up in arms about the trolls. They have small brains - I know from life experience.

/I outsourced this reply
//anyone who supported JE was misled or, well, uhh... I gotta go with retarded
 
2008-08-09 12:12:29 AM  
Yukon - In all fairness, it doesn't help matters that I'm actively trolling myself. I've found logic and reason are tools to be left aside when posting on Fark. They have no use here.
 
2008-08-09 12:18:51 AM  
I farked her, but I didn't "exhale" (IF you know what I mean, wink, wink).
 
2008-08-09 12:22:23 AM  
punistation.fuyucorp.biz

punistation.fuyucorp.biz

punistation.fuyucorp.biz


A little bit of Carol in my life
A little bit of Cindy by my side
A little bit of Vicki and I am spent
A little bit of you and I'm President
 
2008-08-09 12:46:09 AM  
Bangbangbang: AeAe: Bangbangbang: WFern
Elizabeth Edwards has gone on television as discussing her remission. The timeline for Edwards' affair, as provided even by the media, matches the time in which her cancer was non-existent and thought to be finished.

Feel that? That's gotta burn.

THIS - why is anyone getting their panties in a bunch? It's not like he was committing adultery when his wife was dying.

Sheesh, people - this is America. Everyone sleeps with everyone... but you

Maybe you're missing it: this guy had the audacity to run for president even tho he wasn't clean, lied about it and tried to rationalize that he was only being "truthful" where the Enquirer had it wrong (the classic Clinton 'definition of IS'), AND got caught.

Plus, he was being oh so self-righteous about Clinton during the impeachment.

The public loves it when these high-and-mighty douchebags are revealed to be the farking human hypocrites that they are (Edwards, Vitter, Craig, Swaggart, Baker, the list goes on..)

Dude! I was totally trolling. I didn't need this specific situation to think that John Edwards was a slimy sleaze-bag full of scum. The dude was an ambulance-chaser that ran (partially) on a platform of "high cost of healthcare." I already knew he was a hypocrite.


ah.. trolling, right. carry on
 
2008-08-09 01:14:46 AM  
Guess we'll know it's his kid if the the circumcision cost $400....
 
2008-08-09 01:31:21 AM  
Wasn't this an animated movie?

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2008-08-09 01:33:29 AM  
Yukon Callmeal: Oh, that settles it then. He said so. It must be true.

/I can't believe you typed that with a straight face.


Wow, can you really not believe that I typed that with a straight face!? Your eyes must really be rolling! Please teach me how to do such sneering, vicious sarcasm.

I don't see any reason to disbelieve that he told his family about this before the scandal broke. His wife confirmed that earlier today. Sorry if I don't share your assessment that the whole family is nothing but lying dirtbags and believing any part of their story is naive, no matter what it is. You're basically doing "He said so. It must not be true."

Try not to be such a smug jackass.
 
2008-08-09 01:48:18 AM  
This story does NOT deserver greater precedence than the conflict in Georgia!

It is stories like this that make It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News a best seller!
 
2008-08-09 02:13:18 AM  
MrHacks: This story does NOT deserver greater precedence than the conflict in Georgia!
It is stories like this that make It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News a best seller!


I think the irony is that the reason this is such a big story now, is that the media collectively withheld the story so blatantly up until this point.

Had the media just covered Edwards like he had an (R) after his name, the story would be over by now, and Farkistan would be gainfully spending its energy arguing about Russia.
 
2008-08-09 04:01:14 AM  
Been nice knowin' ya, John.

I said I'd wait until some real information came out, and I did.
It came out.
Now, I'll accept it and I'll leave his life up to him.
 
2008-08-09 08:08:24 AM  
The Pete Stanis: radioshack Nestea Plunge: Everybody knew they were gay, and they know they are gay, I don't see how the secret bordello run by Frank's partner without his knowledge, etc. and teenage gay sex(Studds) has to do with older married Republican men craving the cock like Coo Coo craves Co Co Puffs.

And tell me, you really don't think you would notice if your roommate was running a bordello out of your apartment. If you believe Frank didn't know anything about it I've got some WMD's I'd like to show you.

Nestea's a partisan troll. Probably best ignored.


Nothing wrong with being a partisn, and I am not a troll. You, however, are most assuredly an asshole.
 
2008-08-09 11:50:47 AM  
Yukon Callmeal: Damn_Conservative_Media do you have evidence of a pattern?

See above for another.

How many do you want for it to be a pattern?

How about him pontificating on faith and values (new window)?

And very predictable that you spout nonsense, get called on it, and move on right away to the 'they all do it/it doesn't matter' gambit with anyway, as has apparently been pointed out repeatedly in this thread already, why does anyone even pay lip service to morals at this point... pretty much all of the leading luminaries of "morality" are as dirty as they come.


That's a shame.

However, your interpretation of my posts is incorrect. Notice first of all that I said "I haven't heard..." So, now I have been enlightened on the facts. And, the "they all do it" comment isn't a gambit. I still think his behavior isn't as bad as many things I've seen these days (all of the outright stealing and criminal acts perpetrated by our "friends" in the White House for example). But, it is clearly another example of the Rush Limbaugh/Newt Gingrich pattern of screaming about something (that really is a personal matter generally) while you do it yourself.
 
2008-08-09 12:04:40 PM  
I wish I could pay off the whore of my choice $114,000 of other people's money to follow me around for 4 months and fark me.
 
2008-08-09 01:11:44 PM  
mama's_tasty_foods:
Re his daughter- not the hottest girl ever, but she is cute, and I bet if she was rubbing those big cans up against me I'd quickly think she was the greatest ever . . .


I'll see your Cate, and raise you Mehgan..i33.photobucket.com
 
2008-08-09 01:18:54 PM  
Aaron Haynes I don't see any reason to disbelieve that he told his family about this before the scandal broke. His wife confirmed that earlier today.

I wasn't commenting on if he told his family before the scandal broke. No idea.

What I am disbelieving is that he broke off the affair when he said he did, and I see no reason to believe him on the timing of it. I am sure he told his wife he broke it off when he claims to have broken it off-- which would be a great reason for him to be lying still if he hadn't broken it off. And despite motive, there are two reasons to suspect Edwards is lying about when he broke it off: 1) he's lied about everything every step of the way here, and 2) he was in a hotel room until 3 AM with Hunter just this past month.

One has to want to be lied to in order to believe Edwards at this point.
 
2008-08-09 04:22:25 PM  
It sickens me that this is a major issue when it comes to political candidates. How does his affair relate to his ability to hold public office?
 
2008-08-09 05:41:28 PM  
swarms909: How does his affair relate to his ability to hold public office?

Blackmail-ability, for one. Being distracted by family drama, for two.
 
2008-08-09 09:38:41 PM  
Great headline subby! +1
 
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