The National Enquirer this week published a shocking story about 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft carrying on an adulterous affair with a mistress. Much of the details of that story was reprinted in Page Six of the New York Post.
So how true was the story? Well, amid all the bizarre details revealed, Steve Kroft only denied one of them. Ironically the charge he denied was actually the most believable detail of the story. What could it be? First let us look at the kinky details already revealed which Kroft does not deny. However, a warning. If you are even a bit squeamish, you might find the details somewhat unsettling:
Veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft has come clean about a steamy affair with a New York City lawyer, a fiery three-year fling that included hot hotel hookups and torrid text messages.
“I had an extramarital affair that was a serious lapse of personal judgment and extremely hurtful to my wife and family, and for that I have nothing but regret,” Kroft said in a statement to the Post.
Kroft accepts responsibility for all charges...except for one as we shall see later. But now to that steamy stuff:
Kroft was getting his kink on with the aid of Viagra and racy text messages — including one in which he told his lover he “would rather be eating your pudding,” according to a new report from the National Enquirer, which hits newsstands Wednesday.
And yet more kink!
The married CBS newsman — who once famously confronted Bill Clinton over the then-Arkansas governor’s rumored womanizing — convinced Harvard-educated Lisan Goines that he was trapped in a sexless marriage with his wife, author and fellow journalist Jennet Conant, the Enquirer reports.
The pair then launched into a three-year affair — the details of which would never get past the censors on Kroft’s own award-winning show. In one sexting session, Kroft allegedly cooed to Goines, “Miss you and all that goes with it. Especially my favorite tastes and colors … pink and brown.”
Actually the word should be "enabled" rather than "confronted" in regards to what Kroft did with Bill Clinton. Okay, back to more kink:
At one point, the hard-working TV journalist, who has a son with Conant, lamented his long hours on the job, the report said.
“Working late. Just ordered out. Would rather be eating your pudding,” he allegedly wrote.
... One time, he was “pouring champagne in her behind and drinking the bubbly,” the report claims.
And now a word of warning to all women out there who wish to have an affair with Steve Kroft. Despite the fact he is worth $16 million, you're going to have to pay and endure cheap motel room encounters:
Still, Kroft, who is worth a reported $16 million, might have been long on passion but short on cash, said a source, who called him “a cheapskate.”
“Of all the times she traveled to meet him in DC, Steve only paid once, and as the affair continued, the affairs went on from luxury to kind of low end,’’ the source said.
Okay, we now know that Kroft has kinky tastes such as drinking champagne ala tush and is an incredible cheapskate which he does not deny. So what is the part of the story that he finds so horrible to him that he does deny? It's actually the most credible of the allegations:
The newsman — who boasted to Goines that he was the “go-to’’ interviewer for President Obama — had some particularly unusual tastes in bed, the mag said.
And this is the part of the story which Kroft went out of his way to reject:
Through a spokeswoman, Kroft denied making any “go to guy” statement about Obama to Goines or anyone else.
Sorry, Steve, but being the "go to guy" for Obama is easily the most believable part of the story since we have overwhelming evidence that it is sadly all too true.