5 Types of Scandals That Are Always Disappointing

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In this Monday, June 6, 2011 file photo U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., addresses a news conference in New York, N.Y. Weiner's survival skills will be tested after the seven-term New York Democrat admitted to sending a lewd photo of himself to a woman via Twitter. Weiner, the most recent politician embroiled in a sex scandal, has said he isn't resigning despite acknowledging he sent sexually charged photos and messages to women. | AP Photo/Richard Drew, File

In the old days, you'd just hear some tidbits about scandals, about rumored "goings on" between the wealthy railroad scion and the Senator's wife, and you would fill in the blanks imagining the sexy details.

Were they role-playing Antony and Cleopatra? Was she wearing a strap-on? Sure, why not. Who can say?

But these days, we get every single awkward, sad, and cringe-inducing detail, and, often times, reality turns out to be as disappointing.

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