New York Post wins the David Petraeus headline contest
The Washington Post has an earnest article about why former CIA director David Petraeus's private Gmail account has national-security implications.
The New York Times, in a true newspaper-of-record style, published Petraeus's resignation letter, which was released to CIA staff.
"After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair," he admitted. "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation."
But the New York Post probably captured things in the most colourful way possible with its front page, featuring a photo of the four-star general with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
It was very considerate of Petraeus to wait until after the presidential election before fessing up to something that others in Obama's cabinet have undoubtedly done as well.
French president Francois Mitterrand fathered a child out of wedlock and kept his job—it seems that only in America does a guy fall on his sword for fooling around after nearly four decades of marriage.