Fred Baron In The Media Glare

From Deceiver.com (“The Moneyed Fred Baron Is In A Fix”) to the front page of today’s NYTimes (“Lawyers’ Ties Hint At Extent Of Hiding Edwards’s Affair”), Fred Baron is reaping the kind of publicity most plaintiffs’ attorneys could only dream about. You know the maxim that all publicity is good publicity? Maybe it’s time to rethink that one. The word “vague” is starting to be used a lot, as in “vague recollection.” Is that in preparation for the inevitable federal investigations of campaign finance violations?

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37 responses to “Fred Baron In The Media Glare”

  1. Incognizant says:

    You know, we’re been having air quality problems here for awhile here in Preston Hollow.

    Now I know as to where to find the source of the foul odor.

  2. Wes Mantooth says:

    Funny how Fred Baron has a super-exact memory when it comes to details in lawsuits regarding other people’s lives for things that happened several decades ago, but when it comes to things he did himself in the very recent past, he suddenly has a senior moment.
    I was at the Baron/Blue estate a few years ago for a charity function and was stunned then at how it was simply covered in photos of Baron & Blue with the Clintons. I suspected at that point that Baron couldn’t be trusted as far as I could throw him. Now I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could drop him.

  3. Bill Cunningham says:

    Yes, yes, yes. Keep looking over here. Don’t look over there. If you look over there you will see a country destroyed by an idiotic repuke President. If you look over there you will see an old white wrinkley repuke dude who cheated on his wife when she was in a hospital, left her for younger rich woman and refuses to discuss it. If you keep looking over here, you might figure out that Fred Baron and John Edwards are not running for President.

    Why don’t we all wait until Corsi comes out with a book, so we will know the real truth???? Fred Baron gives money to a chick Edwards was having an affair with…..vs…
    George Bush leading us totally useless war that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of LIVES. Oh oh no, but let’s talk about sex. Other peoples sex cause the only way repukes can get it is under a bathroom stall.

    Yeah, that is it Wick. Try to keep us looking over hear….cause it is really ugly over there where there is Delay, Foley, Craig, Cronyn, Whiner Graham, Ralph Reed, Jack Abramoff, Scooter Libby, Harriet Miers,
    Monica Goodling, Halliburton, Blackwater, Vitterl,Rumsfeld, Douglas Feith, Cheney,and David and where or where did the money come from that paid for Ted Haggerds male hookers? Maybe the fould odor you smell is coming from the BS in your own mouth. We know you neocons are frightened and sad that you are loosing your power, but do you really have to all be such cry babies about it. Your hypocritical ignorance is
    hysterical and hysterical. Go get laid and stop worrying about other peoples sex lives.

  4. Brandon says:

    Hmm, has Thumberlina Low changed his/her’s name to Bill Cunningham?

  5. Incognizant says:

    I would argue alternatively that it seems to most that this issue has little to do with the actual sex life of John Edwards, but rather everything to do with the fundamental veracity of a man who has aspired for eight years to lead the nation.

  6. PR says:

    OK, I get it. As long as it is about sex, it is OK. So, if Fred killed Edwards’ mistress to cover up the sexual affair Edwards had WHILE HIS WIFE WAS SUFFERING FROM CANCER, that crime of murder would be OK since it was about nothing but sex. Thank you for clearing that up.

  7. Incognizant says:

    Good point, PR.

    The problem with debates of this type is that some obviouscommon sense realizations tend to be obscured by the polemic injected into such forums.

    A good question to ask here is: Why do politicians — such as Bill Clinton and John Edwards — lie in response to allegations of sexual infidelity during the midst of political campaigns?

    One answer might be that such unfaithful politicians wish to spare their families the pain ssociated with public knowledge of the indiscretions.

    Another possible answer is that these scoundrels do not wish to let down their financial and political supporters due to their all-too-human failings.

    But the Nitty Gritty Answer is that these politicos lie about their acts of adultery is that an admission of an extramarital affair, particularly if relatively recent, poses substantial threat to their electablity — and based upon fears that American voters will not support the political aspirations of a self-admitted adulterer.

    Accordingly, the Safer Choice for these philanderers is to pursue a Nixonian-style cover-up while loudly proclaiming themselves a victim of a smear job: and taking their chances that the mainstream media — whether for reasonsof squeamishness or due to their political leanings — will not pursue the story towards uncovering the ultimate truth of the allegation.

  8. Incognizant says:

    Good point, PR. The problem with debates of this type is that some obvious common sense realizations tend to be obscured by the polemic injected into such forums.

    A good question to ask here is: Why do politicians – such as Bill Clinton and John Edwards, but including here aspirants of all political leanings – nakedly and outrageously lie in response to allegations of sexual infidelity during the midst of political campaigns?

    One answer might be that such unfaithful politicians wish to spare their families the pain associated with public knowledge of the indiscretions.

    Another possible answer is that these scoundrels do not wish to let down their financial and political supporters due to their all-too-human failings during the midst of a political campaign.

    But the Nitty Gritty Answer is that these politicos lie about their acts of adultery is that an admission of an extramarital affair, particularly if relatively recent, poses substantial threat to their electablity – and based upon fears that American voters will not support the political aspirations of a self-admitted adulterer.

    Accordingly, the Safer Choice for these philanderers is to pursue a Nixonian-style cover-up while loudly proclaiming themselves a victim of a smear job: and taking their chances that the mainstream media – whether for reasonsof squeamishness or due to their political leanings – will not pursue the story towards uncovering the ultimate truth of the allegation.

  9. Bill Cunningham says:

    No one buys your right wing crap anymore.
    George W. Bush is the worst President ever.
    McCain is an old freaking idiot. He was a POW, not a hero. A hero saves other people’s lives. HE left his wife wife while she was recovering from a horrible accident, for a younger woman. He doesn’t know his rear end from a hole in the ground. HE is running for President. Now get back to your bathrooms stalls and give that some thought boys.

  10. Jo says:

    You know, I don’t buy “well he did it first” from my five year old, so i don’t get how this even belongs in the argument.

    If “he did it too” then he should be punished and kicked out of politics as well.

    I am ready for a clean slate. I’m fed up with the cheaters and liars on both sides of the aisle.

  11. PR says:

    Mr. Cunningham,

    Now I see. We should all ignore what John Edwards did to his cancer-stricken wife because:

    A. No one buys right wing crap (I am a moderate by the way)
    B. GWB is the worst President ever
    C. McCain is an old freaking *****
    D. You fantasize about being with boys in bathroom stalls

    Well, at least you understand your logic. Have a nice day.

    (By the way — Gallup’s latest poll shows Obama and McCain tied)

  12. Bill Cunningham says:

    PR

    You are no moderate. All right wing nutjobs say that so someone might listen to them. Common sense and history tells us neo cons have screwed this country up, almost beyond repair. NO, I am not saying that we should IGNORE what John Edwards did, but that we should also be aware that McCain did the same thing. McCain is trying to be the President…not Edwards or Baron.
    What I am saying is that Repukes don’t have a lot to be proud of but plenty to be ashamed of. All your pathetic efforts to
    make us look another direction will fail this time. Your days of Swiftboating are over. By supporting Bush you have destroyed the nation your chldren will live in.
    Moderate? BS! No go back to your Karl Rove
    handbook and get back in that bathroom stall you crazy moderate……LOL

  13. Puddin'Tane says:

    What it really comes down to is a matter of trust.

    If a man is willing to break the vows he took before God (as most Americans believe that the majority of marriages are created in places of worship) then how can he be trusted with all the pressures and demands of leading the United States and taking a leadership roll with the rest of the world?

    The honorable thing would have been for Edwards to divorce his wife(cancer or no) when he first realized that his relationship with her wasn’t what he wanted or needed…instead of cheating.

    (But… when was the last time a single was voted in as President?)

  14. Incognizant says:

    Pay him no mind, PR.

    Poor Bill Cunningham can’t help it if he has a Wide Stance.

  15. PR says:

    Mr. Cunningham,

    You criticize Bush for killing thousands of people in a useless war (your thoughts, not mine). Yet, the hero of the left did the same thing — you know, that dictator and all around great guy Stalin.

  16. Bill Cunningham says:

    Yes, so what if I hate America!?

    Look at all the terrible things we have done in the world! Save our allies in WW2. Lost thousands on the shores of Normandy. Donate more money to third world countries. Sent our troops on humanitarian relief efforts.

    Someone please send me a Village Voice!

  17. Brandon says:

    Bill/Thumberlina,

    I don’t really care much for Obama or McCain, but I’ve always leaned Moderately to the right…or in your words…a nutjob.

    You seem like the type that may very well jump out a window on the 34th floor if McCain gets elected. If Obama wins, I would do no such thing. But again, I’m just a moderate, cool-minded nutjob.

  18. PR says:

    Brandon, I agree. If Obama wins, I will still get up every day, go to work, come home to my family — and perhaps get a second job to pay for the promised Obama tax increase since my middle class arse will be the first thing he goes after.

    But life will go on.

    And yes, if McCain wins, there will be a lot of loony lefters jumping our windows — but they will return — they breed like bunnies. Seriously, they hump each other behind the bushes in my back yard. Disgusting really.

  19. Bill Cunningham says:

    OOOH..your little wuss filled red neck is showing. No Thumbelina. Can’t deal with it.
    Truth hurts but not as much as the pain our soilders will feel for a lifetime due to a worthless war. OOOH yeah WMD’s? What was it that your old wrinkle white mad said…
    :”in the 21st century nations don’t invade other nations.” That was another ooops from the geezer. You can trash me all you want. That is what neo cons do best. It won’t play anymore. Your Karl Rove days in the Killing Fields is over. It is funny how you spew your venom and then when it is thrown back your Repuke face, you whine and cry cause you can’t take what you dish out.
    Now go put on your Wranglers cause Toby Keith is a comin’ to town.

  20. kittykelly says:

    one thing i don’t understand about john edwards , a man of wealth, a man over the age of 50 , having sired enough chldren , is why he didn’t get a vasectomy after his last batch of children. seems to be the adult thing to do.

  21. Bill Cunningham says:

    HOW DARE YOU CRITICIZE JOHN EDWARDS!! You are a neo con!

    Why didn’t George W Bush get a vasectomy? Or John McCain? Or Nancy Pelosi?

    I bet Karl Rove never got a vasectomy!!!!

    Go spew your hate and venom someplace else. If John Edwards does not want a vasectomy, that is his business! You neo cons are so full of hate and I really, really hate you for that!

  22. Wes Mantooth says:

    Wow. Too much cactus juice in your cereal this morning, Bill?

  23. Bill Cunningham says:

    Sorry, your right. I did not mean to suggest that Nancy Pelosi should get a vasectomy. That is crazy. I mean, she doesn’t have the necessary appendage.

    I meant to say Hillary Clinton.

  24. Bill Cunningham says:

    It is sad that you are so freaking pathetic that you can’t use your real name and have to use mine. Why don’t you wash the blood off your hands and go back to your bathroom stall. It is clear from your lack of integrity that you have nothing to get a vasectomy with. Wah Wah Wah…somebody hurt your feeewings? You are showing your Karl Rove again because you have not one original bone in your Stepford Wife life. Pathetic morons and low life scum sucking buckets on old man pubes..

  25. PR says:

    Yeah, I don’t want Obama to take away my
    Pinot Grigio. I want a real man like
    Mr Saggy Scrotum Old Wrinkle dude who is has to have a sugar momma and viagra in order to get to his walker.

  26. kittykelly says:

    I wish I had a brain.

  27. kittykelly says:

    I wish I had an original thought.

  28. PR says:

    (giggle giggle)

  29. Bill Cunningham says:

    You guys are such suckers. You get so worked up over words. You take yourselves way to serious.
    Now have a great weekend and know you light up my life. You are the wind beneath my wings and I love messing with your head.
    I love you all and want to have your babies.

    Why did the chicken cross the road?

    To get to the other side.

    God bless you all.

  30. Incognizant says:

    Goodnight, Wide Stance.

  31. Incognizant says:

    But before we go, Bill Cunningham, a recap….

    First, the hypocrisy. Edwards on Feb. 12, 1999: “I think this president has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen.”

    Secondly: let’s don’t forget that the cad almost got away with it. The story broke the story last year, but because his wife had terminal cancer the mainstream media cut Edwards some slack.

    Thirdly: the conniving judgment. All that Edwards had to do was stay away during 2007 from the woman he claims he ended his affair with in 2006 (and the child he claimed he didn’t father) towards sparing his wife, his family and himself the humiliation. But Edwards snuck into the Beverly Hilton — a visit he has admitted that he didn’t tell his wife about — to see the woman he was no longer involved with and the baby who wasn’t his child in the first place.

    Fourth: the irreconcilable contradictions. What is a guy whose wife is fighting incurable cancer doing hiding in the men’s room at 2:30 in the morning after visiting a woman he proclaims not to love? What is worng with this story? What adds up?

    The affair was over in 2006. (Except her friends say it wasn’t.) (And Edwards associates still are still paying her bills almost two years after the fact.) (And, oh yeah, the reality that Hunter was telling people she was in love with Edwards and saying and saying unkind things about his wife.)

    Edwards was willing to take a paternity test, but she doesn’t want one. (Why wouldn’t she? What mother doesn’t want to know who the father of her child is?)

    The only logical reason is because she knows the answer. The Edwards camp was paying her way, supporting her, arranging for her to live in a multi-million dollar house all the way across the country.

    And Edwards didn’t know, as it was his only visit to see Hunter, after all. (Except her friends say that maybe it wasn’t.)

  32. Bill Cunningham says:

    Edwards is an man whore and that gal he banged is a dog whore and fred b. is a money whore. And the rest of us are just whores.

    Plain Jane, simple as sand, hard working,
    messianic whores.

    God love us and God love you.

  33. Neal says:

    Everyone: Please ignore the trolls even if their comments or insults are directed specifically at you. It has nothing to do with politics. Trolls are NOT people who simply express a different point of view; a feisty debate is what makes this site fun. Comments from trolls are crazy, profane, incoherent and/or in all caps. See above for several examples. If a commenter tells us we can’t discuss an unrelated issue because Bushie McHitler is a war criminal or because illegal aliens and their anchor babies are streaming across the border unchecked (or whatever), then that person is a troll. Ignore them. Seriously. Crazy commenters only attract more of the same and will ruin comments for everyone.

    P.S. FYI, Sandra Crenshaw is not a troll. Her comments must be solicited and encouraged at all times.

  34. A troll is someone who wants you to believe something other than what I want you to believe. They are Satanic and in most cases sell little babies on Ebay. Dick and I have not failed you yet and when we leave office, we fully expect the entire world to be at war. This will be good for the economy.
    Now, look into my eyes, like I looked into the eyes of Putin, and you will see my soul.
    Now, if someone can just hand me the holy oil and the snakes, I have some tongues to spew.
    BTW, pay no mind to the man behind the curtain and ignore the posting by the troll above, he called me Hitler.

  35. Dick Cheney says:

    Pay no attention to the above posting by George. We haven’t seen each other in a while and he is missing his Dick.

  36. Someone else says:

    I take it no one monitors these boards. Good god.