I find this piece at the Atlantic kind of mystifying. The central conceit is that Paula Broadwell was in part of a victim of the journalistic culture requiring writers to do whatever it takes to get the good stuff from their sources. The headline on the piece reads:
The Writer and the General: What the Petraeus affair exposed about D.C. Both Petraeus and Broadwell were good, maybe too good, at doing what it takes to succeed in this city.
How many talented journalists need a ghost writer on their books?
Exit Question: Whenever we have a politician caught in adultery there are thumb sucking pieces tut-tutting about how unsophisticated Americans are because the French expect all of their politicians to have mistresses. We haven’t seen any of those about French generals in the last week, have we?