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Tiger’s not the only news story

By Shelly Williams/editor-in-chief

Being a public figure comes with the price of having the media on your back. However, the topic of Tiger Woods’s sex scandal has been exhausted in the past six months.

True, Woods should do some damage control for acting the way he did, bruising the trust of his image with endorsers and sponsors. His career rides on that “perfect image.”

However, the line between personal and public life has been intertwined, crossed and debated over. The only person he should apologize to is the one woman he messed up with — his wife.

It’s old news. It’s been old.

There are bigger things to cover than the multiple apologies to the public that Woods apparently feels the need to give to soften the blow of his endorsement losses.

The governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, received less coverage than Woods for his sex scandal. Spitzer is someone whose decisions affected the lives of many citizens. And he went to a prostitute. That’s a crime.

The only crime Woods is guilty of is the $164 fine he received for crashing his car and being a jerk. Yet Woods was covered much more thoroughly than Spitzer.

It’s time to move on. It’s time for Woods to spend the rest of his apologies on the relationship he shattered with his wife and children.

It’s time to cover something more intellectually important. Say Heidi Montag’s many plastic surgeries.

Seriously, let’s try focusing on specific details of the newly approved health care bill. According to an article on MSNBC’s Web site, 13 state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit against the government because of this bill.

The issue revolves around the government’s act of requiring Americans to either have a health plan or pay a federal fine.

Also, the bill is changing the way student loans are handled. Money for education will come directly from the government. Financial institutions will lose a good chunk of their customers, creating the possibility of more people losing jobs. What else is in that health care bill we don’t know about?

Yet, items like these are not covered enough by the media. Sex sells. That’s understood.

However, there are more important issues at hand to run into the ground.

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