well, better than “a joke” the idiot could have said it was at a swim party. Still, if you are an FBI agent, a princess, a prince, a general stay fully clothed, stay inside and don’t trust anybody.
If we cannot send funny pictures of ourselves to our friends, then society is too uptight.
A better story is to investigate why someone thought that they could discredit someone for something like that, what the real agenda is, and why the media fell for it. Now that would make some real work for a journalist, so I guess it won't happen.