The great reckoning: media and politics rocked by sex scandals

Three of the latest public figures to be accused of sexual harassment: Glenn Thrush, Charlie Rose and Sen. Al Franken (from left to right). Photos: Mark Wilson / Getty Images, Carolyn Kaster / AP, Kaster / AP

In 12 short hours, elites lost their star anchorman, the New York Times benched a star Trump reporter, and Congress moved one step closer to losing a star Democratic senator — and possibly inheriting a Republican senator who may be booted. Plus the longest-serving Democratic congressman used money to hide harassment charges. All from sexual impulses and actions, uncontrolled and unwanted.

Spoiler alert: Many more allegations are coming.