Back the Edwards haircut beat for a moment

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While explaining his newspaper's coverage of the John Edwards affair story, Raleigh's News & Observer editor John Drescher noted, "We've had a poor relationship with Edwards and his top staffers for years. Among other things, they were unhappy about our stories about his new house outside Chapel Hill, his expensive haircuts and his change in political philosophy from one presidential campaign to another."

Hmm, why would Edwards and his aides have been unhappy with the News & Observer's haircut coverage? Hint: It's because the paper returned to the topic 49 times in the last 15 months, according to Nexis.

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