The Kelleys: Media behaved badly during Gen. Petraeus scandal

  • Article by: JILL AND SCOTT KELLY , Special to the Washington Post
  • Updated: January 23, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Our lives were radically upended by the story that emerged after David Petraeus resigned as CIA director, though our family committed no crime and sought no publicity.

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xjritterJan. 23, 1312:42 PM

Mrs. Kelley portrays herself as someone totally pulled into a situation about which she knew nothing. The media are vultures, but we are not getting the whole story here from Mrs. Kelley. She was involved somehow with Gen. John Allen, and was a hotshot in local military circles, and had certain privileges at the local military base. Yes Paula Broadwell sent her the harrassing e-mails due to her involvement with Gen. Allen, and seeing Broadwell's involvement with Allen. Paula was also involved with Petraeus, so perhaps she is the real Blake Carrington character in this story. I would find more sympathy with Mrs. Kelley if it did not feel like this op-ed piece, while telling truthfully how it feels to be hounded by media vultures, felt like it was sweeping so many relevant details under the rug.

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tigerlily123Jan. 23, 1312:52 PM

Cry me a river...The only reason you are shunning the limelight is that it didn't enhace your social standing or alleviate your money problems. You brought it on yourselves.

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beautyehJan. 23, 13 1:12 PM

How about you pay back the money for your fake cancer foundation that you used to throw parties for military brass? What a joke. You got less than you deserved.

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joejoe1Jan. 23, 13 1:20 PM

Okay boys, call off the dogs. The practicing elitist socialites are getting sunburned from the flash bulbs. It's obvious their sitcom "The Real Cockroaches of Pinellas County" will never see the silver screen, now. Lawyer up.

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holmescity49Jan. 23, 13 1:34 PM

You chose to use your power, you chose to run in the fast lane, so live with it. Your getting even came back to bite you. Tough.

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humph010Jan. 23, 13 2:17 PM

Oh Boo hoo! We almost forgot about you Jill Kelly . .until you decided to send your letter to the Washington Post.

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spruce1Jan. 23, 13 2:33 PM

Best comedy writing of 2013.

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swmnguyJan. 23, 13 3:07 PM

This is some funny stuff. The most frightening part of the whole Petraeus scandal had nothing to do with Petraeus, but the fact that the Kardashians (oops, I'm sorry, I meant Kellys) were allowed unfettered access to our military bases because they flatter and wine (or is it "whine?") and dine Generals. Maybe if our Generals didn't think they were Rock Stars, and instead stuck to their business instead of socializing with people like the Kardasha--Kellys, none of this ever would have happened.

And really, when you "want your life back," you don't put your name on a national op-ed piece months later, when everyone has mercifully forgotten who you are. You have your publicist do something, or you hire a teenager to make a YouTube video sobbing, "Leave Britney (oops, "Jill") Alone!!"

I do note Mrs. Kelly isn't mentioning that she has diplomatic immunity due to her Ambassador status anymore. That's progress, though slight.

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hitherJan. 23, 13 5:03 PM

Ha ha ha ha... except for I just wasted three minutes reading the article, the comments and commentingt. Funniest thing was watching her on the nightly news in different color dresses walk from her home to her car while preening her hair. Hilarious! Except for perhaps those photos I heard she allowed taken through her front windows by the press, of her watching herself on her TV being covered by the press. Very very disturbed business, even more so that generals liked this stuff. Well, maybe I'd get a gas out of a phalanx of limos sent to pick me up at the aeropuerto too or play handsies under the table after drinking the punch. At least Petraeus didn't bed her, we hope.

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sawmanJan. 23, 13 6:38 PM

I've been out of the loop of late....and obviously have not missed too much. May I take it dirty laundry has been aired? And so it goes.

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