It was a good thing there was no internet in Biblical times. Peter could have fallen into the media trap Carrie Prejean is in.
Can you imagine what would happened after Pentecost?
"Hey Peter, here you are talking about Jesus being raised from the dead. But less than two months ago, you denied knowing him three times. We have an affidavit from one of the servant girls and two centurions.
"Are you just doing this to advance your own career? You think you're better than the other disciples?"
UPDATE: Linked on the sidebar of the Other McCain.