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November 25th, 2012
12:46 PM ET

Petraeus And The Press

Tom Ricks and Howard Kurtz on whether David Petraeus’s previously cozy relationship with the media has impacted coverage of the scandal that led to his resignation


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    La foto. ?Senato lettura gandhiana Costituzione da parte M5S per istituzione Commissioni permanenti per far lavorare il Parlamento su leggi popolari e d iniziativa parlamentare?. è il post che alcuni senatori del Movimento Cinque Stelle stanno condividendo sui propri profili facebook con le foto della "occupazione" dell'Aula di Palazzo Madama. Il gruppo M5S si è poi riunito per commentare l'esito della riunione della Giunta per il regolamento che di fatto proroga la giunta provvisoria per le elezioni nella stessa composizione e con i medesimi poteri della passata legislatura, secondo una interpretazione precedente del regolamento. ?In questo modo il M5S non viene rappresentato in Giunta. Non è questo che chiedevamo quando dicevamo che avremmo anche accettato la costituzione di giunte o commissioni provvisorie. In ogni caso dobbiamo decidere ancora cosa fare?, ha detto Alberto Orellana. hogan scarpe donna

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    I am appalled at Thomas Ricks' self-righteous attempt at assigning well-deserved shame to media and public alike for not knowing the names of the two soldiers Channing B. Hicks and Joseph Richardson. How dare he make such pomp and circumstance over his pop quiz "trivia question" because the best way to induce contrition and stimulate action is to describe two soldiers' deaths as "trivia", Furthermore, deliver it in such a flat, monotone, uncomfortable way as to channel the ghost of SNL's Palin and by far, trumpeting the many faux-pas Gen. Petraeus made...Or not.

    November 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
  4. richardallbritton

    Tom Ricks seems like an honorable man and I have no quarrel with him. However, In talking about whether General David Petraeus should have not tendered his resignation and whether that resignation should have not been accepted, some very important elements were omitted. Once Frederick W. Humphries, the FBI Agent was contacted by Jill Kelley, who attended the Republican National Convention, about threatening emails a series of events were set in motion. Humprhries was told to stand down by his FBI superiors. When he did not, that's when unwittingly Petraeus' tenure at CIA started becoming unraveled. Humphries, a right wing Republican, contacted House Republicans David Reichart and then Eric Kantor who has been hostile to President Obama. Kantor contacted the FBI Director. Later, DNI David Clapper, Petraeus’ boss, told Petraeus he should tender his resignation and see President Obama. Once the Petraeus’ affair and national security concerns were into the Republican political realm, in my opinion, Obama would have been a fool not to accept his resignation. After all, Republicans during Obama’s Presidency have literally put Party over Country and have done everything they can to nullify his Presidency. // However, I agree with Ricks, if national security was not compromised, Petraeus having an affair by itself should not have been cause for Petraeus to resign. When you lose someone like Petraeus, you lose an extraordinarily valuable resource. It is a pity that Republicans have been so hostile to President Obama. At this point, Republicans are going to have to demonstrate to the Nation and Obama that they are capable of putting Country ahead of Party. Although a Republican, it is very likely that Petraeus consistently put duty and loyalty to his Country first as does Obama.

    November 26, 2012 at 3:18 am | Reply
  5. STEVE MARCELLUS

    I don't have anything against Petraeus but if he was so good as Ricks makes him out to be, then why didn't the General opt to remain at the helm in Afghanistan instead of moving to the CIA if changing commanders every 12 months is the real scandal? Mr. Ricks is full of baloney on this matter.

    November 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply

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