While mass media revels in the soap opera of Gen. David Petraeus's downfall, our own Dan Person points out the journalists--now critics--who built up his pedestal in the first place. Tuesday's Correcting the Petraeus Myth reminded us of the folkloric praise laden on the former CIA director by an infatuated "media-military industrial complex" in years past. Now in disgrace, the exaggeration of Petraeus tales has not ceased, but reversed. Yet one confused and confusing reader believes the General is getting unjust deserts--compared to Clinton, anyway.
Commenter hakon39 took issue with how Petraeus's affair was handled, implying it was his Republican-ness that sold him down the river of tabloid sludge.
Good thing Clinton didn't get held to the same standard as Petraeus is held to, he would have been impeached, and possibly charged.
Oh yeah, I forgot, it's only wrong if you aren't a Democrat.
But wait. After lying about his affair, Democratic President Clinton was indeed charged, with perjury and obstruction of justice, and subsequently impeached. Then, after the century's most public trial and plenty of mud-slinging, he was acquitted.
Petraeus just resigned, leaving a trail of thousands of emails for the pundits to pore over. So did Bill really have it easier than Dave? Hakon39 retorts:
Yes, Clinton was impeached, and had the evidence been followed, and the republicans not been hesitant to destroy a seated president, he would have been removed from office.
It's quite easy to compare the conduct, and if you really think that Petraeus "resigned immediately", well, I suppose you believe that Jesse Jr. is really being treated for Bi-Polar Disorder, too.
ANYONE who opposes the Commander-in-Thief is reviled, attacked, and if need be, destroyed. It's the new Collectivist politics that is infecting this once-great Nation.
The only solution is another revolution.
Well, that escalated quickly. Then again, the cure for most logical fallacies has always been a dollop of overthrowing the Man. Godspeed with your efforts, hakon39!