Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Busted: John Edwards, Rielle Hunter, And Bob McGovern (NewAge Reveals All, Truth Seekers)

We predicted it, and - after a new piece by The National Enquirer's David Perel - we're pretty sure we were right:

John Edwards was exposed by Lisa Druck/Rielle Hunter's "astrologer" and confidant (who also "works with energy in the area of emotional fields") the "intuitive" Bob McGovern.

Here's Perel:
When John Edwards showed up at the Beverly Hilton hotel to meet with Rielle on the evening of July 21, 2008, a large team of reporters and photographers were on the grounds for the Enquirer, and he was photographed secretly as he confidently walked into a side door at 9:45 p.m.

The Enquirer knew what room Hunter was in, as well as the room where her male traveling companion was staying. When Edwards came down to the lobby at 2:40 am the Enquirer was waiting for him, famously chasing as he ran into a public bathroom.

Behind the scenes we exerted pressure on Edwards, sending word though mutual contacts that we had photographed him throughout the night. We provided a few details about his movements to prove this was no bluff.

For 18 days we played this game, and as the standoff continued the Enquirer published a photograph of Edwards with the baby inside a room at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

Journalists asked if we had a hidden camera in the room. We never said yes or no. (We still haven't). We sent word to Edwards privately that there were more photos.

He cracked.
First, the Enquirer "knew what room Hunter was in, as well as the room where her male traveling companion was staying." Who else would know that but "her male traveling companion" - who was Bob McGovern?

Second, Bob McGovern is an astrologer. Has anyone ever heard of an astrologer, mixed up in anything, who didn't immediately try to capitalize on their fame? Hunter's friend, Pigeon O'Brian, was on television as often as she could be, but good Ol' Bob was nowhere to be seen.

Third, McGovern is a NewAger. These people, because of their unstable belief system, have no solid morals to lean on. Consider this loopdy-loop:

Bob McGovern was deceiving/exploiting Lisa Druck/Rielle Hunter, who was deceiving/exploiting John Edwards, as they all were deceiving his wife, the cancer-stricken Elizabeth Edwards - and the press was deceiving everyone else.

Even Louise Hay, the so-called "Queen of NewAge" let it be known that Sylvia Browne - her best-selling author - was a fraud, but somehow, utilizing those values, we're supposed to believe Bob McGovern wouldn't sell out Lisa Druck/Rielle Hunter (AKA “Riddleydoo Spacepod Rainbow.”) for a payoff from the Enquirer? Puh-Leaze. As our friends at Death By 1000 Papercuts said at the time, "it’s likely that the Enquirer pays better than his regular day job in the mystic realm."

Forth, there was no one else who could've been in the room with Rielle Hunter and John Edwards, when the photo of Edwards and the baby was taken, but Bob McGovern.

And last but not least, since Bob McGovern was in the room when that photo was taken, Rielle Hunter had to know what was going on - either during Edwards' visit to see the baby or once the photo was publicized - making her an accomplice in a doublecross. Again:

Another NewAge liar engaged in betrayal - probably to end Edwards' marriage, so Hunter could live out her dream of becoming Mrs. John Edwards, or (since "Being" Isn't "Free") to get a settlement for child support.

So there you have it - Bob McGovern, the man who took out John Edwards, as both were sliding around on snake-oil.

And the destruction of everything NewAge touches continues,...


  1. Nicely done, though I can't get to most of the links at work. But have to say that Edwards should be in jail, for something. Perhaps just sheer stupidity if nothing else.

  2. Crack,

    I thought of you when I read this piece (this guy is a somewhat unorthodox Christian who articulates a lot of the same points you make on TMR):

  3. OT: Official: PhD in 'Essential Oils' or 'Natural Toiletries' = 'a Scientist'

    The Advertising Standards Authority - in these benighted short-attention-span days, perhaps one of the most important guardians of the English language - has described the fields of "Natural Preservatives in toiletries" and "Essential Oils" as being "traditional scientific disciplines" and ruled that people qualified in these areas may fairly be described as "scientists".

    CAPTCHA: ticid

    Yup, this article ticid me off!

  4. Hey Crack,

    I just started using GarageBand on my iMac.

    It's incredible.

    Do you use it?

  5. Not yet. I use ProTools with Reason, and a bunch of outboard gear (though, except for the software, it's mostly all in storage until I kill off my post-divorce/murder investigation debt and get started again). I'm mostly using this "down time" to focus on cultural concepts for the (music of) new conservatism. You know:

    Getting it Right while I write - right?

    Hit me back at

    We've needed to talk, alone, for some time now.

  6. Agree completely. Probably the only person who didn't realize Hunter was behind the whole thing coming out from the start was Edwards. But you hit the nail on the head that she realized Edwards would NEVER be with her otherwise.

    The editor of the National Enquirer previously said they had emails from Hunter to her "friends" which led them to their first stories about the affair. That would have been in the fall of 2007 so Hunter was making sure Edwards didn't have a chance of getting elected.

    The tough part to understand is why Edwards has anything to do with her now. He could have put a lump sum in a trust managed by an independent trustee for the child support. And he could have a third party bring the child to him for visits.