A Question of Standards: Are Two Enough? Are Six Too Many? 0
Susan Antilla, writing at Bloomberg dot com, considers the disparate treatment of the principles in the affair of the Petraeus affair. A nugget:
But there is something a little bit off when one party to a sex scandal is congratulated for the sins he managed not to commit while the other gets attacked as “a shameless, self promoting prom queen,” which is the way Broadwell was described by an unnamed military officer in the blog Business Insider. (Memo to Mr. Unnamed Military Officer: Next time you get on the phone for a media interview, show a little military-style courage and attach your name to those smears.)
Petraeus is no stranger to self-promotion himself, and several writers have called him out both for his assiduous courting of the reporters who covered him and for his tacky decision to adorn his civilian clothes with military medals for a recent speech in Washington.
But that self-promotion hasn’t led to any portrayals of Petraeus as “a shameless self promoting prom king.”