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Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate

So John Edwards finally admits (at least part) of what has been rumored for awhile now. The part I found interesting though, is this quote from the story,

"Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 44-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her."

Now, I assume he said this to make him seem a little less sleazy, but does it? Leaving Edwards out of it and just thinking generally, is cheating on your spouse with someone you don't love better or worse than cheating on them with someone you do, or is there no real difference. Just throwing it out there for discussion.
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jon.jpgJon - 2720 Posts
08/09/2008 @ 06:09:49 AM
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I'm not a big fan of focusing too much on stories like this since I find them to be mostly a private matter and really kind of sad, but I wanted to read the context of the part of the article that you quoted since it does come across slightly weird.

The thing is, I think that part of the article has been changed (which online articles seem to always be doing now) since the time you quoted it.

Anyway, from what I can tell, it's good they changed it because it seems to me that the writer did a bad job of telling what actually happened in the interview.

From the current version of the article I'm reading, the only mention of this topic was this:

Edwards was asked whether he loved Hunter.

"I'm in love with one woman," he responded. "I've been in love with one woman for 31 years. She is the finest human being I have ever known."


Which, to me, seems appreciably different than how they worded it the first time. I watched the clip just to hear how it went down for myself, and unless they broach the subject at another time in the interview, I think the newer version of the article addresses it more accurately. In the end, the facts about what he felt might be the same, but his response to the question seems different to me from the picture that the paraphrased version seemed to evoke.
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