Hearne: The Baby Lisa Story Nobody Else in KC (Including KCTV) is Reporting

As I’ve said before, some of the biggest scoops in recent years have been broken by the National Enquirer...

They may play a bit fast and loose with the celebrity fluff at times, but when it comes to nailing down news like the John Edwards love triangle or our own Missing Baby Lisa story, they play it pretty straight down the line.

Which brings us to the Enquirer’s "Twisted Secret Life Of Baby Lisa’s Mom" story.

"The mother of missing Baby Lisa Irwin – Deborah Bradley – has been accused of being a cold-hearted temptress who attempted to seduce the husband of a former friend," the Enquirer reports. "An in-depth ENQUIRER in­vestigation ripped the lid off the shock­ing charges surrounding the 25-year-old mom, who projects herself in interviews as a distraught mother shattered by the disappearance of her 11-month-old daughter."

Neighbors of Bradley’s in Fort Bragg, N.C. from eight years back tiptoed around dissing her when KCTV came calling last month.

Clearly KCTV went out of its way to trash Bradley in its Oct. 19th story – labeled an "Exclusive" – but fell well short of the mark.

About the only thing KCTV really got out of its "exclusive" interviewing Bradley’s former friends, including Shirley Pfaff, was that she’d been an "attention hound" and "she drank."

Not exactly rivting…

While KCTV fell short in its effort to cast aspersions on Bradly’s character, the Enquirer got the job done.

“Deborah was supposed to be my friend, but she tried to se­duce my husband,” Sara Evarts, 29, of Clearwater, Fla., told The ENQUIRER.

There’s more…

"Sara, who lived across the street from Deborah at Fort Bragg, re­called how the now-heavyset mom was a slender, buxom brunette and considered the most beautiful of the soldiers’ wives," the Enquirer continues.

"One evening, Sara said, while she was at work, Deborah went over to her home to ‘borrow something,’ from her then-husband Jason and made no attempt to leave. When my husband asked her to go be­cause he was ready to go to bed, she joked, ‘Oh, I’ll join you,’ and started taking off her blouse…My husband made her leave.

“I came home late that night, and Jason was sitting in the dark, and he said, ‘We need to talk.’ He told me that after Debbie made her move, he told her, ‘This isn’t funny,’ and showed her out the door.”

Pfaff, backed up Evart’s allegations.

  "(Pfaff) said that Deborah bragged to her that she had planned to seduce Jason," the Enquirer reports.

“She said, ‘I’m going to get her husband, just to hurt Sara,’ ” Shirley told The ENQUIRER."

So there you have it, the Missing Baby Lisa tragedy reduced to a White Trash Soap Opera.

Incidentally, the Enquirer confirmed the story with Evart’s ex.

Oh and, one more thing…

"Sara said that she told other Army wives about the seduction attempt and recalled how Deborah pulled up in her car, block­ing my driveway, and said, ‘I would never try to sleep with your husband. He’s ugly. I could do much bet­ter,’ " the Enquirer story continues.

“Once she fix­ated on me, it wasn’t funny. Believe me, she is not the woman you’re seeing on TV. There are some dark sides to her. In my opinion, she enjoyed messing up people’s lives, just for fun. She was a major troublemaker.”

And that’s the rest of the story…

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15 Responses to Hearne: The Baby Lisa Story Nobody Else in KC (Including KCTV) is Reporting

  1. Rick in PV says:

    So what?

  2. Ray says:

    Oh, now it all makes sense, thanks hearne.

  3. harley says:

    hernia now quoting national enquirer….hahahahahaha
    omg…the journalism king scrapes a story from national enquirer! You bgot to be kidding.
    wow hernia…how low can you go…qouting a fine upstanding publication like the n.e….
    oh wait til the people at the star read this…more crap from the kcc…
    and you have the audacity to go after the star…..i think they refer to you as _______ at
    the star….oh god…rotflmao…..hernia reaches new low point……hahahahahahahaha

  4. Merle Tagladucci says:

    So, dirty whore = baby killer?

  5. Gerald Bostock says:

    irrelevant hearsay
    I don’t see how the Star let you go.

  6. chuck says:

    The “National Enquirer” pays for leads.
    Most folks asigning themselves rank in the 4th estate, probably would like to think they aspire to that “Grey Lady” gravitas as they toil over their keyboards. The “National Enquirer” embraces journalistic apostasy in a Kardashian like grab for profit and fame.

    Hey, it works.

    The “Enquirer” is incessantly neck deep in litigation, and while its self acknowledged methods are questionable (And SHOULD be questioned), its record for breaking big stories over the last 20 years is categorically undeniable.

    While pandering to humanity’s lowest common denominators, it (The Enquirer) is, without a doubt, that embarrassing journalistic subjuntion that cannot be ignored anymore.

    Start the presses!!!

  7. Rick says:

    You are kidding right???
    I mean this is not your example of a breaking scoop by the Enquirer is it.? You need the paper to tell you she has lose morals? Boy I bet you got real excited when they gave you the Leann Rhimes is a home-wrecker story. You just can’t be serious. This is a parody right?

  8. Cliffy says:

    I think I’m done here …
    … this place has become pathetic.

  9. Hearne says:

    Hey, I’ve been quoting the Enquirer in the Star and here…
    For years. But only if they come up with something that is interesting and applies to locals or local news.

    Say what you will but I thought it worth sharing for a few reasons. It’s unreported news on a local case that has broken nationally – even though KCTV pursued the exact same sources and came up short. It speaks to Bradley’s character in a way unreported locally (despite what some of the mindreaders in the comments crowd think they already discerned). And I think it’s interesting that Bradley was considered a hottie at the time, given her current appearance at such a young age.

    And guess what? Somehow the critics managed to choke it down and read it.

  10. Hearne Christopher says:

    Easy boy, try not to get too excited. It is what it is. Glad you enjoyed it.

  11. Hearne Christopher says:

    You’re not alone. But don’t forget it was several waves into a several year massive layoffs program that has cost hundreds their jobs. Oh and they tried to hire me back to freelance the column a month later.

  12. Hearne Christopher says:

    That’s a stretch. Just an upgrade on the story KCTV was reaching for.

  13. Hearne Christopher says:

    Did you see that story recently that reported that even the major news networks were routinely – yet quietly – paying sources for interviews?

  14. Jackeroo says:

    …””managed to choke it down””….

    reminds of an ole girl friend…. I miss her.

  15. chuck says:

    @ Hearne
    Nope, missed it.

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