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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Howard Kurtz On Media Coverage Of the Petraeus Scandal

Howard Kurtz thinks the media should back off from its panting coverage of the David Petraeus affair. In a piece on, Mr. Kurtz opines,

Journalists are secretly grateful to the former four-star general for rescuing us from six weeks of sober coverage about the fiscal cliff. Not that anyone wants to plunge over the cliff, but daily reports on White House negotiations with John Boehner are no one's idea of a wild time. So let's face it: We are wallowing in the tawdriness of this tale. But are the media losing perspective -- and rushing to judgment?

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