Praise rolls in from across the world and the blogosphere from media outlets lauding The ENQUIRER’s vindication of its historic and exhaustive investigation into The John Edwards Affair.

Top Media pundit Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post Tweeted:
Score: National Enquirer 2, John Edwards 0.
As ev knew, Edwards lied twice, about affair and then the baby. Monumentally dumb
What about the idiotic Edwards pal who claimed he was the dad? He gets a book deal!

Paul Wachter, writes: Biggest Edwards Shocker: Enquirer Was Right!

From A Pulitzer Prize for the National Enquirer?

"It’s not the first time this has been suggested. But, on the morning that John Edwards completely vindicates their reporting, and makes the outlets too squeamish to follow it up look silly, we’d like to re-state the case.

"The New York Times won the breaking news category last year for revealing Eliot Spitzer‘s infidelity.

"While that was doubtless fantastic reporting, the Enquirer had a much tougher task, and a much bigger fish to land. Their investigation was prompted by just a brief phone tip. Through nothing more than shoe leather and persistence their team exposed a major Presidential candidate as a cheat and a liar.

"Their reporting standards have been praised before too. If the Washington Post, or the New Orleans Times-Picayune or any paper really, had broken a story of this magnitude their Pulitzer nod would barely be in doubt.

"Edwards called the Enquirer, while trying to disparage its claims he was cheating and had fathered a child "tabloid trash." That stigma is the only reason its investigative reporters will not be considered."