The former governor and first lady of
The feeding frenzy started on May 1 when Dina Matos McGreevey appeared on Oprah, and then May 2 and 3 on Good Morning America to publicize her book, “Silent Partner,” which tells her side of the “I married a gay American and didn't know it” story.
James McGreevey resigned from his office as
The release of her book, which coincided conveniently with the start of television's May rating sweeps period, provided Dina the opportunity to publicly proclaim her version of events, and offered the press the opportunity to revisit the scandal.
Not to be outdone by his former wife, the former governor broke into the news on May 2 by announcing that he'd become an Episcopalian and was enrolling in a seminary to study for the priesthood.
Sorry, Dina. That's apparently a much better story.
A Nexis search reveals that news coverage of Dina's book had pretty much run its course within two days. Stories on the homosexual former governor enrolling in an Episcopal seminary continued to make the press five days after the initial report.
And while most of those stories reported on McGreevey being a former and self-described devout Catholic, few reported the broader cultural conflict in the Episcopal Church about accepting homosexual priests. Several conservative congregations in the
But isn't it nice that Mr. McGreevey has found a new vocation? The media think so.