Even as John Edwards was trying to appear sincere and apologetic, behind the scenes he was cynically attempting to manipulate the media in order to minimize the damage. He’s reportedly furious with ABC News  for breaking the story of his extramarital affair early on Friday, instead of waiting for the Olympics opening ceremonies to start.
The implications of this are many, and perhaps best left to the reader. And in any event, we’ve covered the angle of the press running cover for Edwards instead of covering Edwards.
But one thing that should be pointed out; Why would Edwards be annoyed at ABC for ‘releasing the story early” if he’d not as a matter of tradition been accoded that degree of cover in the past? He clearly expected it this time and didnt get it.