- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 13, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

After seeing the headline “More Woods details emerge” (Sports, Dec. 4), I was disgusted. This story is getting out of hand. It has ceased to be news and is now harmful gossip.

Once it was determined that the public interest in damage and physical injury was over, it became imperative that the media and public, in acknowledgement of propriety and decency, retire the story and leave Tiger Woods and his wife to deal with the consequences of Mr. Woods’ actions. Yes, they are celebrities and, thus, public figures, but this does not mean their privacy is our titillation. Yet that is what the constant harping on the story has become.

Mr. Woods and his wife now need privacy to try to do what they can for their family. That this story has been made a public spectacle virtually assures that their marriage will end in divorce, leaving Mr. Woods, his wife and children with the scars of the tragedy. Mr. Woods screwed up, proved he is as human as everybody else, and needs to be left alone.

NORMAN HENDRICKSON

Bowie

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