Media inquiries pushed Ginger White to go forward with story of Cain affair

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Fox 5 (Atlanta)

Aaron Gould Sheinin reports that Ginger White decided to reveal a 13-year affair with presidential candidate Herman Cain — which he denies — because TV and online journalists have been seeking her out. “It was hitting a critical mass and she decided that she wanted to go on the record and be accurate,” says Edward Buckley, White's attorney. Dale Russell of Atlanta's WAGA-TV, which broadcast an interview with White on Monday, reports in his story that a tipster who knows White called the station as well as "a number of other national media outlets who reached out to her. White told FOX 5, she felt trapped." || Related: Michael Calderone explains that Cain's pre-emptive denial on CNN's "The Situation Room" was the result of fortuitous scheduling rather than a shift in Cain's tactics of responding to previous accusations of sexual misconduct. (The Huffington Post)

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    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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