The Monday Catchup

David Petraeus resigned from his post as the nation’s top spy (via cbsnews.com).

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: The FBI recently revealed an extramarital affair between CIA Director David Petraeus and biographer Paula Broadwell, prompting the former’s resignation. The FBI has reportedly known about the affair since the summer but chose not to disclose it until now. 

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The Monday Catchup

This is, coincidentally, the second week in a row that a Fox News anchor has appeared in the Monday Catchup photo. (via slate.com)

Good morning! Here’s the news you may have missed:

The Lead Story: 

So you may have heard about the debate last week. What you may not have heard about was the debate last weekend. I’m talking about the debate between Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly. The two sparred over entitlements, the media and the legacy of Bush 43. What you missed in one sentence: “Blame the founders.”

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The Monday Catchup

I bet you never thought you’d see Shep Smith in the Monday Catchup, did you?

Good morning! Here’s the news you may have missed:

The Lead Story: Be warned, this week’s lead story is an uncomfortable one. Fox News made headlines on Friday when it accidentally broadcast a suicide on live TV. Fox was airing an ostensibly benign car chase during Shepard Smith’s show, when the man being chased pulled his car over, got out and started running erratically. Smith saw the potential for hazard and urged the show’s producers to cut away from the chase, but not before the suspect pulled out a gun and shot himself. Smith issued a nearly two-minute apology after hastily cutting to a commercial break, but the incident has ignited a debate over whether or not car chases should be on live TV. The news website Buzzfeed has also come under fire for posting video of the suicide to YouTube. (A note: none of the links here include footage of the suicide.)

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