November 18, 2012

U.S. Gets Sex Scandal, Canada Gets Oil Intrigue

Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald

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Forget U.S. General David Petraeus. In Canada, anyway, the oil industry was the big media star this past week. Sure, it’s a lot more fun to read about steamy, sexual trysts, but it’s not as important. In the past six days, there have been five stories in the Herald about Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned for having an illicit affair with his much younger biographer. In the same time frame, there have been 25 stories or columns mentioning the oilsands.

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November 17, 2012
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November 13, 2012
David Petraeus: A Necessary Man
Max Boot, Los Angeles Times
David Petraeus' intellectualism was crucial to the U.S. military. Now the nation loses his skills. more ››