Celeb reality ― get out of jail free card?

Every time I turn on the news, it’s as if the celebrities flip a coin to see who will show up in the news this week. Either T.I. will be arrested for drug possession, “Housewives” star Sonja Morgan will be arrested drunk driving, or Rudy Giuliani’s daughter will be arrested for shoplifting. Their trials are reported on and followed by fans and gossip enthusiasts for days, weeks, maybe months, but then magically it seems their punishment doesn’t seem that bad, or even fitting.