New York Post Wins The Petraeus Headline Wars

In the end, it wasn’t even a contest

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  1. Janis Gore says:

    Ummm, Ohm….

  2. Andy says:

    Yeah, that’s a good one.

  3. OzarkHillbilly says:


  4. mattb says:

    God bless the NY Post’s editors and copywriters. It’s the best “legitimate” rag in the nation.

  5. legion says:


  6. Argon says:

    I thought that movie played late night on Cinemax.

  7. mtnrunner2 says:

    Post headlines were the only thing I liked about living in the NYC metro area.

    Oh, and the Met and Central Park. And the Brooklyn Bridge. And galleries on 57th. And Soup & Burger. And maybe Manhattan Beach. But that’s all.

  8. CSK says:

    I should NOT have had a mouthful of vodka martini when I read that.

  9. An Interested Party says:

    Who could have guessed that the ad by about “General Betray Us” (well, his wife anyway) was so prescient…

  10. Franklin says:

    AIP – that’s kind of what I was thinking.

  11. Blair says:

    I suspect that the writer put on his sunglasses when he wrote that headline, then the show cut quickly to a picture of the Miami skyline.