Tiger Woods apology this morning had everyone on the edge of their seats waiting for details of his past aggressions and news on when he will be returning to professional golf. His apology in my opinion was well rehearsed and well written, he made a lot of valid points and gave us some insight into who he is. He made it clear he did not want his wife and children dragged through all of this and I appreciate the fact that he wants them to be protected and kept out of the fishbowl so to say.
Now what if this had happened to a “Normal” man, someone like me that is not known publicly? If it had been me the accident would have been investigated by the local police and I would have probably spent the night in jail, the media would have paid no attention to this and my past would not have been under the microscope, now say I did have a secret harem of women and all of a sudden my wife found out about it would the paparazzi be following her around waiting for her to go in for the kill? I don’t think so because she would have gotten to me way before they did. Seriously why is if fair for people like us to be rightly left alone while going through life and celebrities are fair game to have their every move documented and pictures of them sold for a profit.
News is news and should be reported on but so much of it is buried beneath the private struggles of people whose celebrity stature makes their private lives fair game, look at the news for example and see where the headline of the man who crashed his plane into the IRS building in Austin compares to the Apology of a man who cheated on his wife.