And now I wonder something else.
Let's just say - hypothetically speaking - that some random blog were to publish a post about the marital infidelities of some random television and/or radio personality as well as about her subsequent divorce. This would be even more interesting if this television and/or radio personality had gone our of her way to put her marriage in the public realm by - oh, I don't know - getting married on live television during a news broadcast.
As I ponder the possiblity of this happening, I can't help but wonder: how would said television and/or radio personality respond?
The way I see things, this person would have two options.
Option #1. Do nothing. Such a personality would have the proverbial egg on their face and that would make for a few uncomfortable weeks. However, eventually everyone would forget about the story and move on.
(Yes, stock photography really is a beautiful thing.)
Option #2. Attack the blog for commenting on your high-profile and very public marriage. This is essentially the same tactic that Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick has taken for months now by attacking the news media that reported on his conduct. It really hasn't worked well for him.
The most problem obvious problem that this option creates is that it keeps the story alive, long after it would have otherwise died out.
It also opens the story up for discussion and reporting by people who normally wouldn't even notice it. This starts with your competitors at rival television and radio stations and continues on from there.
It would seem to me that Option #1 is the better one by a long shot. However, I can't help but wonder: just how smart is the average television and/or radio personality?