Ghostwriter on Petraeus Biography ‘Never Anticipated’ Affair

Monday, 12 Nov 2012 09:31 PM

A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
The journalist who spent 16 months working with Paula Broadwell on a biography of former CIA Director David Petraeus said he “never anticipated the extramarital affair” between the two.

“When the news broke Friday that Petraeus was resigning in disgrace because of an adulterous affair, I was dumbfounded,” Vernon Loeb, the Metro Editor for The Washington Post, said in an article published on Monday. He had ghost-written the book, “All In: The Education of David Petraeus,” based on Broadwell’s reporting.

“ ‘Could it be Paula?’ ” my friends and colleagues asked immediately,” Loeb said. “Even then, I said I would give her the benefit of the doubt — until the doubt evaporated a few hours later.”

Loeb, who had been embedded with Petraeus in Iraq while the Post’s Pentagon correspondent in 2003, said he had begun working with Broadwell on the book in 2010. He said he had limited contact with Petraeus throughout the time he worked on the book.

“I never thought they were having an affair — and I still have no idea when the affair actually began,” Loeb said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

White House Census Changes Mask Obamacare Impact

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 13:55 PM

The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than 30 years, is revising its annual surv . . .

Tributes Planned to Mark Boston Marathon Bombing

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:17 AM

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more  . . .

Obama Having Silent Moment for Boston Bombing

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:16 AM

President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved