The Charlotte Observer proves with hard boiled reporting and the dauntless pursuit of truth, that the demise of print media is not upon us. From Charlotte, by way of Kenya, by way of Indonesia, by way of London, by way of California, by way of Hawaii:
No father is listed on the birth certificate of a child who a tabloid newspaper claims is linked to former Sen. John Edwards.
The document doesn’t help to clear up repeated allegations by the National Enquirer that the N.C. Democrat had a sexual relationship, and later a baby, with Rielle Hunter, who had been hired last year by Edwards’ presidential campaign.
The certificate, obtained by The Charlotte Observer on Thursday, shows Frances Quinn Hunter was born Feb. 27, more than two months after an Edwards aide claimed to be the father. Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign finance director, claimed paternity in a December statement from his lawyer, posted at the political blog mydd.com.
The girl was born at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif., to Rielle Jaya James Druck, also known as Rielle Hunter. Hunter, 44, was a videographer on Edwards’ presidential campaign last year.
Asked Thursday why no father was listed on the birth certificate, Hunter’s attorney, Robert Gordon of New York, said, “A lot of women do that.”
Reminded that he and Hunter had publicly revealed the father’s identity two months earlier to the National Enquirer, Gordon said, “That’s a personal matter between them.”
Gordon declined to comment further.
What? Nothing more? That’s all I need. Obviously, this kid’s the bastard of a bastard.
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