David Petraeus Affair Causes Media Soul-Searching

With David Petraeus’ career suddenly at an end, some journalists are wondering whether the former CIA chief was really deserving of the veneration he received from many in the media.

The news that Petraeus was stepping down after having an affair was greeted with an almost grief-stricken tone by many in the press. Andrea Mitchell, who broke the story, described it as a “very painful” one to have to tell her viewers.

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