The Washington Post

A big news story imbues a long-ago-tweeted guess/joke with fresh relevance.

Reporter who first published allegations about Sen. Menendez and Dominican prostitutes is anything but modest in his request.

The network finds no evidence regarding the most damaging of allegations against Sen. Robert Menendez.

Yet the truth lies in the opposite direction: Those allegations don't deserve any attention, at least in their current form.

Shouldn't the news media protect a public figure from unsubstantiated claims? Tricky one.