Citing "our friend Drudge," Levin reported "John Edwards love child scandal"

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On his radio show, Mark Levin said, "I see on the home page of our friend Drudge -- the Drudge Report -- 'Developing, National Enquirer: John Edwards love child scandal.' " After asserting that "[s]he definitely looks pregnant," Levin added, "Now, I don't know if this is true or not."

During the December 18 edition of his nationally syndicated talk show, conservative radio host Mark Levin said, "I see on the home page of our friend Drudge -- the Drudge Report -- 'Developing, National Enquirer: John Edwards love child scandal.' They actually have a side view of the woman on the Drudge Report." After asserting that "[s]he definitely looks pregnant," Levin added, "Now, I don't know if this is true or not."

As Media Matters for America documented, Slate.com blogger Mickey Kaus and Internet gossip Matt Drudge touted a December 19 National Enquirer article that reports former Edwards campaign worker Rielle Hunter is six months pregnant and that according to the Enquirer, "she's told a close confidante that Edwards is the father of her baby!" As Media Matters further documented, neither Drudge nor Kaus has noted that the Enquirer story to which they link states, "[Edwards confidante Andrew] Young -- a 41-year-old married man with young children -- now claims HE is the father of Rielle's baby!" The article also states, " 'Andrew Young is the father of Ms. Hunter's unborn child,' declared his Washington, D.C.-based attorney."

During the segment, Levin speculated about whether the story was "another Hillary Rotten [sic] Clinton Plant" and asked, "Who else would leak this to the National Enquirer, whether it be true of false. It would be the Clintonoids with their hemorrhoids, because this is the kind of game they play."

From the December 18 edition of ABC Radio Networks' The Mark Levin Show:

LEVIN: I see on the home page of our friend Drudge -- the Drudge Report -- "Developing, National Enquirer: John Edwards love child scandal." They actually have a side view of the woman on the Drudge Report. She definitely looks pregnant.

Now, I don't know if this is true or not. For all I know, this is another Hillary Rotten Clinton plant. I mean, they are trying to dig up dirt on everybody, aren't they? Who else would leak this to the National Enquirer, whether it be true or false? It would be the Clintonoids with their hemorrhoids, because this is the kind of game they play.

The Republicans are too busy battling with each other. They're not focused on slip-and-fall lawyer John Edwards. In fact, they could care less about John Edwards, because he won't be the nominee. Certainly unlikely.

Hillary is desperate to win in Iowa, if not the first spot, the second spot. If she comes in third, that's a big-time loser. And that's what some people in Iowa are predicting -- not me, I have no idea.

Anyway, the fact of the matter is -- you know, I wonder if any reporter will ask Hillary Rotten, her thighness, if her campaign's behind this, too. "Mark, how can you -- " Listen, folks, to dig up kindergarten records on Barack Obama and to have drug questions planted, you know, why wouldn't they plant something like this, whether it be true or false? I don't know. Time will tell. Drudge has up there that it's developing. The baby -- I mean the story.

Network/Outlet
ABC Radio Networks
Person
Mark Levin
Show/Publication
The Mark Levin Show
Stories/Interests
John Edwards, 2008 Elections
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