Friday, August 31, 2012

Stupid Stuff That Doesn't Much Matter

For a long time I held the press to their Clinton and Gore precedents. The former meant that the private lives of politicians were public, and anything remotely scandalous was fair game. The latter meant that minor bits of dishonesty or exaggeration were, in fact, a Big Fucking Deal. But I don't think either of those things should hold anymore. Instead we should give people a bit more privacy, absent gross hypocrisy, and try to remember that there are more important things than potential fibs about marathon times.