By Thomas Krehbiel
· Krehbiel Commentary · Friday, Aug 31, 2007, 11:03 PM · 166 words · 1 comment ·
Life is filled with irony. It is rather ironic that mere days after the untimely death of Richard Jewell, a man whose reputation was destroyed by the collective incompetence of the media after the Atlanta Olympics bombing in 1996 -- a man whose untimely death was recently reported widely by the media almost as if they were trying to seek atonement for their previous misdeed -- we now see Sen. Larry Craig's reputation and career being destroyed by the exact same media.
At this point it really doesn't matter whether he's guilty or innocent, gay or straight. He's been tried and convicted by cable news. He's just a sound bite now -- just "that guy from the men's room stall." He might as well go ahead and join the George Allen Macaca Survivor's club. Maybe they can hang out with the Duke lacrosse team.
(I may sound a bit bitter because, personally, I thought the leaked audio tape did more to incriminate the arresting officer than Sen. Craig.)
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