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joanna weiss

The blindness of hero worship

I’m not ashamed to admit that I spent part of last weekend keeping track of the David Petraeus scandal, the lurid mix of soap opera, whodunit, and political wrangling that cost the CIA director his job and likely his future in government.

It’s a shocking story that has come with a lot of media hand-wringing, including some reasonable questions about whether the press is too deferential toward the national security apparatus.

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