The game of chicken being played between the mainstream media and the National Enquirer et. al. (read: the North Carolina News&Observer and the blogosphere) over whether or not to the John Edwards “love child” story entered a new stage today with the publication of photos that allegedly show Edwards with holding the baby in question. With the Olympics about to take over all news coverage for the next two weeks, it looks like Edwards might get a further reprieve from the spotlight, however with the continued attention of the Enquirer not to mention online heavy weights like Mickey Kaus and Jack Shafer, one imagines the MSM will be forced to cover it eventually. That said, at what point does the MSM, such at is it, stop being the measure of real news? When was the last time the networks told us something we didn’t already know?