- By Uri Friedman
Uri Friedman is deputy managing editor at Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, he reported for the Christian Science Monitor, worked on corporate strategy for Atlantic Media, helped launch the Atlantic Wire, and covered international affairs for the site. A proud native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he studied European history at the University of Pennsylvania and has lived in Barcelona, Spain and Geneva, Switzerland.
When a political scandal hits, you know it’s only a matter of time until the folks at Next Media Animation put their signature spin on it. Things to look out for in NMA’s account of David Petraeus’s resignation: the portraits of Lenin and Marx in Obama’s Oval Office, the liberal use of quotation marks ("long runs," "bounce ideas off him"), and the nod to the latest conspiracy theories about the former CIA chief’s planned testimony on the Benghazi attack (Obama, as Dr. Evil, drops Petraeus into a fire pit with the press of a red button, as Hillary Clinton looks on).