The Washington Post's Leonard Downie, executive editor-at-large has praised the National Enquirer over it's coverage of the John Edwards scandal on National Public Radio.
Downie was on the "Fresh Aire" program when he made the statement to host, Terry Gross.
Coming from a man who's has won 25 Pulitzer Prizes for the Washington Post, this is high praise, indeed.
"During his long career at the Post, he was also an investigative reporter, supervised much of the Watergate coverage, was the London correspondent, national editor and managing editor. Now he's the vice president at large," Gross introduced his guest.
"You've got to hand it to the National Enquirer for being the first to break this huge story", stated Downie.
"Although I doubt whether the Enquirer will get a Pulitizer for it, it does go to show that if you scatter enough crappy stories that can possibly be true, sooner or later, one of them is bound to stick."
"The next time there's a ten-headed calf reported in a remote village in a small country in South America, everyone will be saying, "Well, they were right about the Edwards affair, weren't they?"
(Note: Be sure to catch Bigfoot's imput into the Edwards story in the current issue)