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Snobs Doomed Enquirer's Pulitzer Bid

Edwards exposé a shoo-in for glory—but not for tabloid
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2010 1:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – By any sane measure, the unmasking of John Edwards as a philanderer who knocked up his mistress while his wife battled cancer was one of the all-time great scoops—except in determining the winners of yesterday's Pulitzer Prizes for journalism. "The media elite circled the wagons to exclude the scrappy, self-proclaimed supermarket tabloid," Emily Miller writes for the Washington Times.

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"If the New York Times or the Washington Post had broken the same stories about Mr. Edwards, the Pulitzer would have been a slam dunk," she rages. Instead, the mainstream media looked the other way as Edwards' web of lies unraveled. Still, there's a silver lining, Miller writes: "The next time the Enquirer uncovers a political scandal, the mainstream media will have no choice to pay attention—and follow up."
(Read more Pulitzer Prize stories.)

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