National Enquirer Should Be Transparent On Edwards Scoops If It Wants Pulitzer: Bercovici

05/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JEFF BERCOVICI DailyFinance

A key question is whether the Enquirer "adheres to the highest journalistic principles," as the Pulitzer rules require. Barry Levine, the magazine's executive editor, says the reporting behind the articles in its Pulitzer submission, which include one on a grand jury investigation into Edwards's use of campaign funds and another on his mistress's demand for a paternity test, do, in fact, meet that standard, inasmuch as the Enquirer did not pay sources to obtain the information, as it freely admits to sometimes doing.

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