In a way, I'm glad that David Petraeus's sex scandal is playing out across the pages and television screens of the mass media. Because one of the alternative ways it could have been handled is so much worse.
Naomi Replansky speaks with rueful self-acceptance of the long patience she's devoted to her relatively small body of work. "There's that old saying about how inspiration is waiting outside in a thunder storm for lightening to strike," she said. "That's been my life."
Fox is now what McCarthy would have been if he had access to the Internet and 24-hour cable TV. Odd stories like the birther movement only exist because Fox irresponsibly fans the flames, continuing to report on the discredited issue.