This is interesting. Turns out the National Enquirer was also following the John McCain story back in February you remember, the one the NYT ran with all those questionable allusions to McCain’s love life except they couldn’t find enough evidence to run their own story. Ha.
Five Enquirer reporters had spent more than a month in 2007 chasing down the same rumors but failed to uncover any documentary evidence. “I wouldn’t have run that piece, there was nothing in it,” [editor-in-chief of the National Enquirer, David] Perel told me recently about the Times story, which received widespread criticism when it ran. “It was filled with innuendo. . . . When you’re done reading it, you’re like, there’s no there there.”