Let's give the Edwards family some privacy, shall we?

Elizabeth Edwards has made a heartfelt plea on DailyKos that we allow her family some privacy and dignity as they struggle to handle the voyeuristic media coverage over her husband's admission of an affair.

Family matters are family matters. Whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or other, your family business is your own, and it is no business of the press or the American people what happens in your marriage or your private affairs.

The trouble we get into is that since our culture is addicted to sensationalism and to tearing people down, anytime something like this comes up, we pounce on it, gobble it up, and we can't get enough of it.

John Edwards made a mistake, and whatever happens next is between himself and his family. We don't get a say in it either way. It's none of our business.

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  1. It's not the infidelity that has the press heading for the fainting couch, but the lying about it.

    Lying about WMD's, Iraq/bin Laden connections, outing CIA operatives etc., not much of a problem dutifully stenographing lies without ginned-up mock outrage.

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