While hoping not to sound too cavalier on the subject of marital infidelity, WBZ’s Bob Lobel has brought a lot of joy, laughs, etc. to New Englanders over the years — certainly in what was a pre-“Sportscenter” / internet era for most of us, his few minutes a night on Channel 4’s late newscasts were often the best thing about a miserable day. And who knows how much psychic torture Lobel endured over the years having to share a desk with the likes of Joyce Kulhawik?

So without giving Lobel a free pass on anything sleazy he’s alleged to have done, are his philandering acts as severe as those of David Blunkett, Bill Clinton, or John Mellancamp, and does he deserve to catch grief from anyone other than his family?