It’s something we’ve seen a lot lately: Reporters mining the social-media posts of figures in the news to see if they have any virtual skeletons in the closet. But a recent USA Today story about Heisman Trophy-winner Kyler Murray is raising questions about whether this sort of coverage can go too far.

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University, Callie Crossley of WGBH News, former NECN anchor Mike Nikitas and former CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian.