Dear Joan Walsh,
No one (but Garance Franke-Ruta) believed Salon's story about the Edwards blogger firings because it sounded like a load of crap. Saying, "They were fired - and then immediately rehired. Yeah, that's it!" and including denials from the campaign really isn't very convincing. Even if it were true (and I have no way of actually knowing), it's not really news if the bloggers were only "fired" for a few hours.