Yessirree. North Carolina’s, um, “favorite” geriatric driveby — rumored to be the inspiration for the title character in “Weekend at Bernie’s” (filmed on NC’s Bald Head Island, Figure 8 island, Kure Beach,and Wrighsville Beach, for what it’s worth) — is wowing us again with a political shocker: Drivebys cover up misconduct by their favorite pols.
(In case you haven’t noticed, we don’t play that game ’round these parts.)
And Rob Christensen ought to know about that. He followed John Edwards around for a year — starry-eyed — as the Raleigh ambulance-chaser cum-senator ran for president in 2008. The whole time — Rob failed to notice the blonde with the video camera who — we later learned, THANKS to The National Enquirer — had been knocked up by Edwards while his wife was home dying of cancer.
Rob spends this column waxing fondly about the state media’s long history of overlooking bad behavior. In reality, it’s a crystal clear admission of how badly we’ve been failed by the people allegedly employed to keep us informed and preserve The First Amendment. (And why certain newspapers are having to practically give their paper away these days in order to knock up their circulation numbers.)