10/03/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

National Enquirer: We Triggered Palin Announcement, "Edwards Team" In Alaska

Radar reported last night that the National Enquirer, fresh off breaking the John Edwards scandal, was hot in pursuit of the Bristol Palin pregnancy story.

"I definitely think we triggered the announcement," Editor David Perel told Politico this morning.

Perel said that the Enquirer has three reporters -- from "the Edwards team" -- up in Alaska. He said reporters were putting out calls all weekend to members of Palin's family and those around her, as well as the family of the father, Levi Johnson. Perel said there was enough to go on for this week's print edition, even before Monday's statement.

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