All weekend, I listened to Fox news folks complaining that the Petraeus sex scandal was sucking the air out of the Benghazi investigation, that the media was more interested in the lascivious details of the salacious extra-curricular activities of the CIA director than in the death of four Americans. Well, admitting there’s a problem is only half of the battle;
Of course, this morning, everyone is wrapped up in the details of “when the President knew” about the Petraeus affair and the White House is not being forthcoming with those details. Yeah, that’s for a reason – because the White House is taking advantage of the media’s focus on L’affaire Petraeus and how easily they’re distracted by the sight of a pair of comely Lebanese twins and the possibility that they’re easy. The Obama White House is going to leak out slowly details of the investigation to keep the media fixated on the scandal.
The UK’s Telegraph, in announcing the salivating press’ dream come true that Obama is finally going to throw them some crumbs in a press conference this morning on the subject, admits that it’s just a distraction;
The widening probe into Petraeus’s extramarital affair has raised questions about the US commander in Afghanistan, distracting from talks over a looming budget crisis and efforts to fill high-level positions in Obama’s second term.
Well, at least as we’re going over the financial cliff we’ll have some entertainment.