Earnings season can bore, but behind some numbers, there's very human drama. Scripps, the home-and-garden media mini-empire, saw profits rise 22.8 percent to $84.1 million in the first quarter, thanks in large part to Scripps Interactive, led by former Yahoo executive Deanna Brown. Her unit swung to a profit of $21 million in the first quarter. A year ago, Scripps Interactive lost $15 million in the first quarter. At Yahoo, Brown, we had heard, choked under the rule of Yahoo media czar Scott Moore, whom some ex-employees called "suffocating." At the time, Brown only told us, "Sorry, not going to get into this." How politic. Numbers speak louder than words, at any rate.