Petraeus scandal is reported with compelled veneration of all things militaryThe reverence for the former CIA Director is part of a wider religious-like worship of the national security state.
Nov. 12, 2012
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#DNCLeaks Scandal Super List!
A prime rule of US political culture is that nothing rivets, animates or delights the political media like a sex scandal. From Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, and Eliot Spitzer to John Edwards, Larry Craig and David Vitter, their titillation and joy is palpable as they revel in every last arousing detail. This giddy package is delivered draped in a sanctimonious wrapping: their excitement at reporting on these scandals is matched only by their self-righteous condemnations of the moral failings of the responsible person.