05/08/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How The National Enquirer Earned Legitimacy Through Its John Edwards Reporting

By being the first and, largely, the only publication pursuing the Edwards story through his denials of the affair and of fathering a child out of wedlock, The Enquirer is under consideration for a Pulitzer Prize, and it has strong support for its bid from other journalists. The success has Mr. Levine considering opening a Washington bureau to look for more dirt among politicians.