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Friday, March 25, 2016

Update: Heavy names Cruz paramours

The media including Matt Drudge are ignoring the National Enquirer story that Ted Cruz had affairs with five women. This is odd given the publication's track record of breaking stories on the affairs that ended the presidential ambitions of Gary Hart and John Edwards. Then again, the media ignored the John Edwards story for months because of its inherent liberal bias.

Online radio talker Rob Zicari looked at the blurred photos in the publication and identified three of the five women. (Obligatory link to his site.)


As a Trump supporter, I do not think The Donald needs this scandal to win. I did the math, and The Donald has a 67% chance of getting the 1,237 delegates he needs. I haven't bothered doing the math on the odds of a plurality. Trump enjoys a 274-delegate lead, which would be tough to overcome.

Heavy.com is taking it serious, posting its five takeaways:

1. Twitter Users Identified Three Women from the Enquirer’s Photos

2. Cruz Is Accused of Paying “Hush Money” to Fiorina Over His Alleged Affair with a Staffer (Sarah Isgur Flores)

3. Katrina Pierson Works for Trump as a Spokesperson

4. Trump Threatened to “Spill the Beans” Shortly Before the Story Broke

5. A Cruz Staff Email Was Found in the Ashley Madison Leak

The third woman is Amanda Carpenter, She tweeted:
You cannot trust the National Enquirer? Unh-unh. That is not what Mainstream Media declared in 2010 when the Pulitzer Committee formally considered giving the weekly tabloid a prize for exposing John Edwards as the pious hypocrite he was and is. The media kept praising him for standing by his wife when she had cancer -- even after  the National Enquirer reported that Edwards had an affair with Rielle Hunter, who had his love child.

Remember?

From ABC News on February 19, 2010:
The National Enquirer is now legit, according to the Pulitzer Prize Board.
The body behind journalism's most prestigious award conceded Thursday that the self-proclaimed tabloid can compete with mainstream news outlets for its prizes. Because it broke the story about former presidential candidate John Edwards's mistress and love child, the Enquirer's staff is eligible for the Pulitzer in two categories: "Investigative Reporting" and "National News Reporting."
"We'll see what happens," National Enquirer executive editor Barry Levine said today. "We want to see now that the Pulitzer people review our submission and we expect, obviously, that there's going to be tremendous competition in the investigative category and in the national reporting category."
To detractors who contend the supermarket tabloid isn't worthy of commendation, Levine said, the proof is in his paper's reporting.
"The fact that we may package this story along with the types of stories involving celebrities that are not typical of newspapers that the Pulitzer committee may look at on a yearly basis has nothing to do with the reporting," he said. "That persistence, that old-fashioned, shoe-leather reporting that we exhibited on this story, at the end of the day, is what the Pulitzer committee recognized."
The news comes a month after the Pulitzer Prize Board administrator said the National Enquirer was "ineligible" for an award. When Edwards confirmed in January that he fathered a daughter with the campaign's hired videographer Rielle Hunter, the Enquirer announced it would submit its reporting for the prize, calling its work "good, old-fashioned reporting."
Besides forcing Edwards to finally admit paternity, the National Enquirer's revelations have also led to a federal investigation into whether Edwards' campaign broke any laws by continuing to pay Hunter after she stopped working for the campaign.
The National Enquirer broke the story in 2007 and was the lone publication to pursue it until Edwards no longer was running for the Democratic nomination. Only then did the press consider the story fair game.

The press however went to town with the New York Times's easily discredited story that John McCain -- the Republican nominee -- had an affair with a lobbyist.

The press also tried to cover up for President Clinton's perjury when he denied under oath that he had sex with that woman, that Miss Lewinsky.
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Here is a take I might have if the race were close.



15 comments:

  1. Cruz started this when his operatives, including Romney, attacked Trump's wife thus making the wives and marriage relationships fair game.

    Even so, this stuff makes me ill, and I'm a Trump supporter, solidified after Cruz blamed Trump for Chicago.

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  2. No Pulitzer for bringing down a Democrat. Wanna bet they get one for Cruz' hide bein' stretched?

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  3. I shall once again wait for substantiation.

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  4. Unbelievable post from a former honest, hard working newspaperman. It doesn't take much Googling to discover that the Enquirer big shot named (appropriately) Pecker, is a friend of donald who allows self congratulatory posts by Trump himself in the supermarket rag. Pecker caused the Enquirer to issue its first ever endorsement 2 weeks ago.

    As for the scandalous nude shot of Melania in the Trump jet, Cruz and wife Heidi had nothing to do with its publishing by a NeverTrump PAC, but I saw it months ago along with nude shots of Ivanka so everybody curious as to Trump's home life have seem them on the web.

    How can you put up with Trump lies all day every day?

    BTW, Heavy.com publishing twittered identifications of five females is absurd and all the speculations don't have a single fact to back them up. Truth is not what the Enquirer or Heavy.com are seeking - just dirty gossip.

    I believe Cruz because there is nothing behind the allegations.

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    1. Actually it was Anonymous that broke the story on March 21st. If you watch their video they ask Ted if he knows what a "candy wrapper" is. That is slang for a condom. That maybe this year's little blue dress. I'll let you look up the term "lollipop" on your own.

      You should watch the video they released yesterday. Apparently this is the tip of the iceberg.

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    2. Heard about the video, he had a small part.

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  5. Unbelievable post from a former honest, hard working newspaperman. It doesn't take much Googling to discover that the Enquirer big shot named (appropriately) Pecker, is a friend of donald who allows self congratulatory posts by Trump himself in the supermarket rag. Pecker caused the Enquirer to issue its first ever endorsement 2 weeks ago.

    As for the scandalous nude shot of Melania in the Trump jet, Cruz and wife Heidi had nothing to do with its publishing by a NeverTrump PAC, but I saw it months ago along with nude shots of Ivanka so everybody curious as to Trump's home life have seem them on the web.

    How can you put up with Trump lies all day every day?

    BTW, Heavy.com publishing twittered identifications of five females is absurd and all the speculations don't have a single fact to back them up. Truth is not what the Enquirer or Heavy.com are seeking - just dirty gossip.

    I believe Cruz because there is nothing behind the allegations.

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    1. You are awfully staunch in your defense and I commend that. I shall wait and see because as Henry Kissinger once noted "Power is the greatest aphrodisiac."*

      - Mikey NTH

      *I think that is correctly quoted.

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  6. Trump can't escape being linked to the story whether he is or isn't. People will think so. Given that, Trump better hope there's some actual proof to go with the headlines, or he's toast. This is ugly, and Trump will get blamed for making it this ugly. In all likelihood, this will go down as the biggest unforced error since Watergate.

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  7. Can Trump quit being such a bitch? Enough with the "lying Ted"...Good God, it sounds like he's in second effing grade. I thought Obama was thin-skinned. I'm waiting for Trump to accuse someone of having cooties. And yes, Cruz deserves condemnation if it's proven, and it'll be enough to end him. But, as in all cases I'll wait to see what sticks and what's bullshit.

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  8. I'm missing something here. So what if Cruz had affairs? Who cares and why?

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    1. If Cruz had affairs that makes him as qualified as Slick Willie to sit in the Oval Office.

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  9. This won't end his campaign, he still has the mormon vote.

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    1. The Mormon vote won't do him much good east of the Mississippi River.

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  10. This media circus illustrates the wisdom of Reagan's Eleventh Commandment.

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