David Simon (“The Wire,” “Treme” etc) has written a very good piece on “War and Piece” (the Petraeus ‘scandal’)
Media’s Petraeus Sex Obsession Is Dangerous, Destructive
Enough. This is just sex. This is just people.
…. Hypocrisy will never go out of style in American journalism or American life. But sitting there and watching the rewrite and sports desk mobilize to surround the sexual wanderings of a sportscaster, I remember making a decision: Enough. This is just sex. This is nothing more than the odd, notable penis or the odd, notable vagina staggering off the marked path and rubbing against the wrong tree. This is just people….