HOWARD KURTZ: “The whispered allegations about John Edwards were an open secret that was debated in every newsroom and reported by almost none. . . . When critics, especially on the right, accused the media of protecting a Democrat because of liberal bias, journalists were unable to respond, because to do so would be to acknowledge the very thing they were declining to report. . . . In the end, the much-derided MSM were superfluous, their monopoly a faded memory. People have hundreds of ways to obtain information in today’s instantaneous media culture, and are capable of reaching their own conclusions about what is reliable and what is not.”

I find Kurtz’s claim that there’s no political angle unpersuasive, as discussed here. Meanwhile, I’ll repeat my earlier question: “What else are they not telling us for fear it will hurt the Democrats’ prospects?”