yep, just as the public continues to play the dupe in propping up the crooked monetary side of party politics, so we also continue to click on the she-said-he-said links about what was, lets face it, a pretty lame joke that would have been properly and quickly forgotten if only any of us had a working sense of non-humor. and so we're all continuing to get exactly what we deserve.
the right answer, IMHO, is to turn off the set, or at least change the channel to something both more entertaining and more worthwhile. i bet the technique would work for lame late night shows, too. ;-)