Tabloid Triumph

National Enquirer in Running for Pulitzer

The National Enquirer’s reporting on John Edwards’s marital affair and its cover-up during his presidential campaign is officially under consideration by the Pulitzer Prize Board for journalism’s most prestigious award. It’s a historic honor for the tabloid, which is up for the Pulitzer in two categories: Investigative Reporting and National News Reporting. Edwards admitted to being the father of mistress Rielle Hunter’s infant daughter only last month, two years after the tabloid reported the affair.