Dylan Howard, a former Seven and Geelong Advertiser journalist, has come to international attention in the wake of the National Enquirer's attempt to extort Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Fairfax Media has published an apology to former PM Paul Keating about an unverified story which seemed suggested that Keating had threatened the ABC during his time as treasurer.
While all the mainstream media outlets ignored it, the National Enquirer unleashed one of the biggest political scandals of the year with their story on John Edwards' love child. Ross Douthat examines how a dated scandal sheet beat the internet.
With the sex scandal, love child, lies and cancer stricken wife, it mustn't have been easy to work on the failed John Edwards presidential campaign. Former staffer Wendy Button explains life in the middle of the mess.