Mleake, I think you hit it square on! I don't think anyone really cares about the perp. The system is what has been exploited here. Our checks and balances are completely out of whack! This, coupled with the fact the the main proponents of the 1st amendment, the press, has been largely silent on this issue, is very troubling.
The natural state of man, the way G‑d created us, is to be happy.
Look at children and you will see