The DNA results come after Edwards denied being the father for more than a year.
When the Enquirer broke the story about Edwards' affair in 2007, he denied it. It was not until mid-2008 that Edwards finally admitted the affair (after having been caught red-handed), in an interview aired on ABC's Nightline. Despite acknowledging the affair, Edwards has maintained that he is not the father of Hunter's child.
You think McClatchy will give this report the exhaustive coverage it gave to South Carolina governor Mark Sanford? I'm not counting on more than a little story here and there, because this story doesn't fit McClatchy's preferred "GOP is the party of corruption" narrative.
Don't forget: Edwards somehow conned a former campaign worker named Andrew Young to claim he was the father. (You think maybe a payoff was involved?) Edwards also apparently concocted a scheme to funnel campaign contributions to maintain Hunter's household, for which Edwards is being investigated by the feds. To think this guy was a top-tier presidential candidate in the Dem party. Culture of corruption anybody?
- Birth certificate of child linked to John Edwards does not name the father
- McClatchy editor says John Edwards begged him not to report on the scandal: "my sick wife reads your paper every morning"