Who’s the Worst Reporter?

So many questions about All In and the Real Housewives of Tampa, questions that are making the front page of Military​.com look like TMZ this week and suggest that life inside CENTCOM looks a lot more like Desperate Housewives than anyone could’ve possibly imagined.

Over the weekend, the most widely-circulated video of Gen. Petraeus mistress/biographer Paula Broadwell was her January 2012 interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Last night, Stewart revisited that interview and called himself the “worst reporter in the world” for not picking up on signs that Broadwell might be sleeping with Petraeus.

If anyone wants to point fingers at a reporter, let’s talk about the guy who worked on the book with Broadwell for sixteen months. Leaving aside questions about about whether a West Point graduate and Harvard Ph.d. candidate should even need a ghostwriter, Washington Post reporter Vernon Loeb is the guy who was listening to the taped conversations between Broadwell and Petraeus and actually, you know, writing the book.

Loeb addressed his cluelessness in an online interview with a colleague at the Post.

He also wrote  a column addressing his role in the scandal.

Here’s another mystery: Broadwell’s hardcover is pretty much out of print and the paperback isn’t due for release until December 24th. Was she totally clueless about the investigation or is she so clueless about the book business that she didn’t tip off her publisher that they might want to push up the paperback’s street date?

You can still cough up $15 to buy a digital copy for your Kindle, Nook or iPad or you can download a free sample from any of those retailers and get a pretty good idea of how Vernon organized Paula’s thoughts and feelings about the General.

And if you just can’t get enough of this story, here’s Broadwell’s original interview with Stewart:

 

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6 Comments

  1. Chris says:

    “Sorry Honey I should not have done it.” ALL IN ..What? Subtitle…The education of General Petraeus.…..Eduction in what?.…Must have been elective coures

  2. Chris says:

    After rewatching the interview, yes, even Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles could have seen it.

  3. shotbag says:

    this is a non consequential low grade scandel,that takes place everyday in congress, being sensationalized & distorted by a obama control leftist news media trying to cover up obama & his administration’s(h clinton) complicity,lying, incompitent, criminal behavior, in the mega libyan disaster

  4. Jimbo says:

    Shotbag hits it! This is just like Operation Desert Fox — the operation Slick Willy set in motion to try to cover getting a lewinski in the WH.

  5. Chris says:

    “the Real Housewives of Tampa”? No more like “The Real Housewives of Tampax.”

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