Because gross and unsettling things rarely seem to clear up on their own, 41-year-old James Hooker and 18-year-old Jordan Powers, the couple who met when Powers was enrolled in Hooker's classroom at a Modesto, California high school, have continued their awful media circus, this time going on Dr. Phil to be confronted by Powers' mother, Tammie. So many terrible things! A high school teacher having a relationship with his student! A family torn apart! Dr. Phil!
There is one good thing to come out of this, however, and that is a chance to see the Good Morning America crew's amazing reactions to the story, particularly those of George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliott. Throwing any illusion of journalistic impartiality out the window, both anchors, who are the fathers of young daughters, went into full-on knuckle cracking mode, inviting Hooker to the show so that they could have a go at him. Robin Roberts seems really into the idea.