There have been a number of excellent news articles analyzing the coverage of the Petraeus infidelity scandal:
1. Blame Affairs on the evolution of Sex Roles An excellent article by one of my favorite historians, Stephanie Coontz (well known for her book The Way We Never Were).
2. The Frump Factor and Holly Petraeus A great piece examining how fashion and the portrayal of women's bodies are subtly objectified in the coverage of affairs.
3. In Petraeus sex scandal and others, a double standard A take on the stereotyped roles that the media has cast each of the individuals involved: the seductress, flattered General, cat-fights, etc.
4. The media’s woman blaming A short piece about how women generally get the blame when male politicians are caught being unfaithful.