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David Petraeus Media Coverage

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, America finally began questioning the judgment of its generals. The problem is that the judgment being judged is about sexual conduct rather than military conduct. The real scandal is that U.S. and allied soldiers are still dying in Afghanistan at a rate of one per day, as America's longest war drags on. Gen. David Petraeus, who led our efforts in Afghanistan for a year, deserved public scrutiny long before Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley finally brought it to him. The media bears plenty of culpability. If our failed military strategy in Afghanistan had gotten half the airtime of Petraeus' failed marital strategy in Tampa, there would be far fewer families mourning the loss of a truly fallen soldier. This Onion headline perfectly sums up our country's perverted priorities: "Nation Horrified To Learn About War In Afghanistan While Reading Up On Petraeus Sex Scandal."

WATCH: Michael Hastings Clashes With Piers Morgan Over Petraeus

Posted 01.13.2013 | Media

Piers Morgan and Buzzfeed's Michael Hastings had a sharp exchange over David Petraeus on Morgan's Monday show. Hastings has been one of the former ...

David Petraeus' Downfall Prompts Media Soul-Searching

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Media

With David Petraeus' career suddenly at an end, some journalists are wondering whether the former CIA chief was really deserving of the veneration he ...