edwards story. as opposed to bill clinton story in the 1990s and it's just astronomical. cnn is making -- they have turned it into the cain network. it's the cain network now over there. and so, you know, herman cain has got a really, really tough road to hoe because the establishment republicans as you know weren't on his side to begin with. >> yeah. but the establishment republicans are not the ones behind this. in fact, as you said, cain himself isn't even sure who it is. is it the per dr. campaign? it's not a democratic machine. it's one or the other. i think you should stop throwing out accusations and talk about the substance. as you said at the top of the show. this is a situation that is inherently one that you cannot adjudicate because you don't know if it will survive the day. it requires humility. because you can't know you have to have sympathy with all sides even though it requires illogical gymnastics since you know one side or the other is lying. since we can never know in principle.
john edwards and herman cain. if you think that john edwards got the same scrutiny that herman cain got, then you live in the line -- >> when the story came out -- >> bill: no, no. they didn't even want to put it out, so the "national enquirer" had to do it. >> client: that's the point, because the left wing media protects democrats. look, you can go back to jack kennedy or bill clinton or john edwards. the same narrative prevails. once the story breaks, they have to cover it, but they protect them. >> i don't care about herman cain's personal life. i care about the fact that he doesn't know anything about the issues. >> bill: that's your opinion and you're entitled to it. but the media coverage of cain versus edward -- >> herman cain is not running for president. he's on a book tour. >> bill: okay. barney frank. i think -- there are two reasons why he's not running. number one, he almost lost last time. he got 54% of the vote, extremely liberal district. now they redrew his district in massachusetts and he would
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