She's getting out of jail today, whoopee. And the media are feeding the public the story she and her crafty PR team have crafted. She's a crook -- not a major one, to be sure, but a crook nonetheless. She decided that the rules were for the little people and then lied through her teeth when she got caught.
Stewart is no Bernie Ebbers -- who was at the helm of what turned out to be a truly major-league con and may actually get away with it. But she's no hero, despite the way her fans and the media are treating her.