There is a great post over at Huffington talking about John Edwards and the media. I'll post the conclusion here, because I think it gets to the heart of the matter about why we are hearing so much negative press about John Edwards.
What seems to worry pundits -- whether centrist or rightist -- is that Edwards is leading in polls in Iowa, where the first caucuses vote next January.
Indeed, current media coverage of Edwards bears an eerie resemblance to the scary reporting on the Democratic frontrunner four years ago, Howard Dean. If Edwards is still ahead as the Iowa balloting nears, expect coverage to get far nastier. The media barrage against Dean in the weeks before Iowa -- "too far left" and "unelectable" with a high "unfavorable" rating -- helped defeat him. (I write those words as someone who was with Kucinich at the time.)
After years of pontificating about how Southern white candidates are the most electable Democrats for president, it'd be ironic for even nimble Beltway pundits to flip-flop and declare that this particular white Southerner is a bad bet simply because he talks about class issues.
Edwards not only leads in Iowa, but he is our best candidate against EVERY single Republic candidate. Remember, who owns the media? Republics. Who do you think they want to see in charge, a moderate like Clinton or Obama, or a man who has made his living standing up to large corporations and looking out for the little guy? Do you think they want a guy that stands up for universal health care? For easy union access? No, I don't think so either.
Get on board.
Fight the powers that be.