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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gen. Petraeus Bio Given MUCH BETTER NAME by ABC Affiliate

Posted by on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 12:52 PM

An ABC affiliate in Denver does a story about the General Petraeus sex scandal which involves the general's biographer who wrote All In. Unfortunately, someone in TV station's graphics department pulled the wrong book cover off the internet. Watch.

You have to admit, that's a pretty good title, too.

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@6 "I think their angle is that they suspect her of using Petraeus to get access to classified information."

With her vagina?

I mean I've seen maybe one article that advanced the theory that Broadwell had also passed on classified information, but most either mention the FBI dismissed that theory or simply focus on the rumpy-pumpy.

@7 "Obama had nothing to do with it, take it up with the media."

As I understand it, the media didn't discover Broadwell's identity, it was leaked to them, by one of the two branches of the Federal government. While it is worth asking by what editorial measure was her name considered newsworthy, it is also worth considering who all in the government put it out there and to what end.

Ultimately, I don't think I agree with all of Mr. Easterbrook's points, but I do think they are worth examining.

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Posted by Unless She Leaked To Rove, We're Just Slut Shaming on November 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 8
@7: I agree. Obama can infuriate me with many of his policies, but fundamentally his character does not lend itself to Machiavellian schemes.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on November 13, 2012 at 8:17 PM · Report this
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@ 3 Obama had nothing to do with it, take it up with the media.
Posted by Seattle14 on November 13, 2012 at 5:19 PM · Report this
venomlash 6
@3: I think their angle is that they suspect her of using Petraeus to get access to classified information.
Posted by venomlash on November 13, 2012 at 5:18 PM · Report this
pragmatic 5
@2 They probably played it back on their DVR so they could record it with their phone.
Posted by pragmatic on November 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM · Report this
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@3 You are absolutely right.
Posted by Chicago Carrie on November 13, 2012 at 1:56 PM · Report this
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I think Gregg Easterbrook, put some interesting thoughts on this today on ESPN.com in his Tuesday Morning Quarterback column entitled "Evaluating a crowded playoff race"

A few excerpts:

Here, from an initial news report, is the phrase that chills me about the Petraeus affair: "Administration and congressional officials identified the woman as Paula Broadwell."

Petraeus needed to resign. But why did someone in government release the name of his paramour, along with copious details of her life? Broadwell is not accused of any crime. Petraeus was the one whose poor judgment threatened the public, not she. Petraeus could have quietly submitted a resignation letter. Instead every salacious detail is out -- and not from the National Enquirer, from Congress or the White House.

But the White House looks worst in this affair. During the campaign, Democratic operatives kept saying theirs is the party that respects women, including women's private choices, while asserting Republicans were engaged in a super-sinister "war on women." Just two days into his new term, Obama presides over the release of information calculated to humiliate Paula Broadwell. Her offense was what, being sexually active? Liking the military?

espn.go.com/
espn/playbook/
story/_/id/8624420/
tmq-evaluates-top-teams-heading-playoff-race
Posted by Unless She Leaked To Rove, We're Just Slut Shaming on November 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM · Report this
seatackled 2
How did someone happen to be recording their TV screen at that moment?
Posted by seatackled on November 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 1
I prefer to call it "As The Beltway Turns".

I really like the Twins angle. It's my favorite soap.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM · Report this

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