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Televangelist Pat Robertson Excuses Petraeus -- Blames Paula Broadwell for "Throwing Herself at Him"

The Slut-Shaming of Paula Broadwell continues

Yesterday on the 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson seemed to portray CIA Director David Petraeus as the real victim of the growing sex scandal involving him and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. He described Broadwell as an “extremely good-looking woman” who is a “marathon runner, she’d run Iron Man triathlons and so she’s out running with him, and she's writing a biography,” and Petraeus simply couldn’t help himself: “The man’s off in a foreign land and he’s lonely and here’s a good-looking lady throwing herself at him. He’s a man.”

Brian Tashman is a research associate at Right Wing Watch, the blog of People for the American Way.