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Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

The press had a crush on David Petraeus, too

GENERAL DAVID Petraeus seduced the press long before he seduced Paula Broadwell.

And perhaps not coincidentally, it was Broadwell who seduced Petraeus, according to how the media frame the story. That preferred narrative is a sign of deep mourning over the passing of Petraeus from fawned-over military genius to disgraced ex-CIA director.

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