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Spitzer's crime: the early descriptions

Was I the only one slightly confused by press's initial descriptions of the Eliot Spitzer mess?

Consider these headlines:

Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring (NYT)

Official: NY Governor's Involvement in Prostitution Ring Caught on Wiretap (ABC)

NY Governor Spitzer linked to high-end prostitution ring
(CSM)

And then there was this lede, from the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza:
Gov. Elliot Spitzer (D-N.Y.) acknowledged in a very brief statement, Monday, that he had violated the obligations he had to his family and the public, though he offered no specific comments about a report that he was involved in a prostitution ring.

After a while, it seemed like Spitzer must have been running the ring, or procuring clients, or recruiting prostitutes, or something.

Instead, he was just having weird, expensive sex, hopelessly sullying his reformer image, and destroying his political career (and probably marriage.)
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