I am sure the formerly accused in the Duke University Lacrosse Team rape case are very relieved that charges have been dropped. I'm sure the prosecuting attorney who went after them in such a cavalier fashion is shaking in his boots. But was this story really worth half the 6:30pm newscasts on both CBS and ABC, and was there any reason for CBS to send glam-anchor Katie Couric to North Carolina to conduct the evening news? Was this really the most important story in America yesterday, let alone in the world?
I can't wait to see tonight's news and find out what crimes weren't committed by the Syracuse water polo team, the Bowdoin badminton squad, or the University of Puget Sound "mathletes". I'm sure whichever it is, it'll be the lead story and consume the half of the news not dedicated to health desk updates for elderly men worried about their prostates.