Also: Stein says we need to bear in mind that events follow patterns, and you know, there haven’t been many heads of massive nonprofit economic accused of violent sex crimes in the past. So…

Now, there may be something to the charges that the media is unfairly trying Strauss-Kahn, attacking him, and vilifying him. But a reasonable discussion about that issue does not begin with vile sideswipes at the faceless woman claiming he attacked her.

Joel Meares is a former CJR assistant editor.