While I admire the way Daily Kos has steered clear of the Tiger Woods scandal, I think it's something that many of us want to talk about.
Not in terms of "hot news about celebrities" but in terms of why many public figures got a "pass" when it came to their misdoings---and many didn't.
Is it a function of the person or the press?
I guess the first thing that comes to my mind is how protected JFK was from his adventures.
Like Tiger and Elin, he and Jackie were the "perfect couple." We all now know that wasn't true but we didn't know about JFK until long after he was gone.
And Bill Clinton, who left us in pretty good shape after his years in office, was almost impeached. I'm not endorsing what he did, I'm just saying his sins paled against other superstars (sports or politics) who somehow escaped severe punishment.
I'm not going to go down a long list but I think most of you are aware of the many people who the press more or less protected.
It would be very enlightening to hear why you think this happens.