Today, the Los Angeles Times published at least 14 different features (including stories, sidebars, and political cartoons) about the "Scooter" Libby (wasn't he one of the "Blue Blaze Irregulars" in Buckaroo Banzai?) indictment. True, it's a big story, but I wonder if it's big enough to warrant exploring from every conceivable angle. This scandal won't bring down the Bush administration, any more than the various scandals in the Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton presidencies brought down those administrations. The only scandal in the last few decades that actually destroyed a president was Watergate.
I suspect that journalists are especially enamored with this story because journalists play such a key part in it. Nothing like doing a story about your colleagues.