November 15th, 2012
10:17 AM ET

Media, stop stoking Petraeus sex saga

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.

(CNN) - Are the media reveling in the David Petraeus scandal just a bit too much?

The question sort of answers itself.

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.

Filed under: David Petraeus • Reliable Sources
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  5. carolmr

    Jane, well said. When is Howie going to spend an entire segment on what the president knew and when he knew it re Benghazi? Why no questions to today's panel on why when the president so chivalrously defended Susan Rice as someone not involved in Benghazi, why the media didn't follow up with, "Well, then why was she sent out as the WH spokesperson on Benghazi?" Why didn't Howie show the orgasmic female reporter's "question" to the president in last week's press conference and ask the panel if the WH press corps are a little too in love with Obama?

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  6. Frances

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  7. Jane

    Sure would be nice if the media spent this much time digging into the Benghazi scandal or perhaps Fast & Furious. If it involves sex, it seems the media can't get enough. 4 AMericans dying, not so much.

    November 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Reply

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