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Fox News chief’s failed attempt to enlist
Petraeus as presidential candidate

Washington Post, by Bob Woodward

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Posted By:Oblio, 12/4/2012 6:50:21 AM

Roger Ailes, the longtime Republican media guru, founder of Fox News and its current chairman, had some advice last year for then-Gen. David H. Petraeus. So in spring 2011, Ailes asked a Fox News analyst headed to Afghanistan to pass on his thoughts to Petraeus, who was then the commander of U.S. and coalition forces there. Petraeus, Ailes advised, should turn down an expected offer from President Obama to become CIA director and accept nothing less than the chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military post.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: saraguay, 12/4/2012 6:56:52 AM     (No. 9047343)

why is this in the "style" section of the wapo?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/4/2012 7:20:27 AM     (No. 9047367)

All anybody has to do is announce their positions on 3-4 issues and they´ve lost half the country.We don´t know hoe much of Petraeus´s reputation is real or fabricated.He doesn´t strike me as having the tools to be president.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/4/2012 7:39:54 AM     (No. 9047404)

This is just more muckraking by that faux journalist, Woodward.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 12/4/2012 7:48:53 AM     (No. 9047416)

To bad Woodward won´t dig into Benghazi. That´s where a real story would be. Looks like it doesn´t fit his political agenda? s/c off.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/4/2012 9:02:49 AM     (No. 9047577)

Ailes was right on the CIA. A terrible misfit regardless of whatever else Petraeus was up to.

Petraeus wanted the Joint Chiefs. Obie wanted him off in a corner, where he´d be homogenized, neutralized, learn his place. So into the hopper known as McClain. No more uniform and stars. No more chain of command.

Obie is a strategist when it comes to his own power.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/4/2012 9:05:33 AM     (No. 9047584)

I was rather hoping Woodward would get into the Benghazi mess. Maybe he can get the real truth out there and be someone the general public would pay attention to. There are a lot of people out there who respect him and would listen. (Never mind us. We found out how much our opinion counts for in the election.) Whether we like Woodward or not, he is the one who might be able to split this thing wide open.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/4/2012 9:07:33 AM     (No. 9047588)

Woodward? Woodward? He just a democrat poking stick with two won´s name carved into the surface. Insignificant medium.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pianogirl88, 12/4/2012 9:30:15 PM     (No. 9048893)

My money is on KT McFarland for the truth.

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