Was the media absolutely naive or absolutely complicit in propounding what now appears to be the daft notion that this was anything but an issue of a domestic dispute over infidelity?
Tiger Woods, although he has long refused to cast himself as such, seems to be considered a model black athlete.
Will race play a role in the way his apparent "transgressions" (his words) are handled?
Does Woods have a "right to privacy" on this? He is not an elected official, but he is a public persona.