When Fox News makes news

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Oh my. From the Las Vegas Sun:

In a letter dated five days before Sen. John Ensign's public confession of an extramarital affair, Doug Hampton pleaded to a national Fox News anchorwoman for help in exposing the senator's "heinous conduct and pursuit" of Hampton's wife.

The newspaper continued:

Hours before the Sun obtained an unsigned copy of the letter, Ensign's spokesman said the senator disclosed the affair with Cynthia Hampton because her husband had approached "a major television news channel before Tuesday," the day Ensign admitted the affair. "We learned of this fact before the news conference," the spokesman noted in an e-mail.

Read the full letter here.

So, Ensign came clean because the angry husband had approached Fox News in an effort to expose the adulterous Republican senator.

But raise your hand if you think that Fox News would have gone ahead and reported its scoop, that it would have revealed the affair of a conservative Republican senator, if Ensign had remained mum.

Yeah, me neither.

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