After speculation stirred up by the National Enquirer and debate about whether mainstream media should cover it, John Edwards has admitted to having an affair with filmmaker Rielle Hunter. Nightline will broadcast an interview tonight, where Edwards will also deny being the father of Hunter's daughter (forget a paternity test--apparently the baby's birthdate tells him it's not his; a former campaign staffer says he's the daddy). Edwards apparently “made a point of telling [Bob] Woodruff that his wife’s cancer was in remission when he began the affair with Hunter.” But ABC News leads its web article with how the one-time presidential candidate "repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair." Gawker points out this announcement comes as it was reported ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross was working on the story.
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