Ex NYT article on Petraeus meeting part of the Newscorp propaganda/influence machine:-
Petraeus: [Laughs] I’m not runnin’.
Q: That’s not the question at this point. He says that if you’re offered chairman, take it. If you’re offered anything else, don’t take it, resign in six months and run for president. Okay? And I know you’re not running for president. But at some point when you go to New York next, you may want to just chat with Roger. And Rupert Murdoch, for that matter.
Petraeus: Well . . . Well, Rupert’s after me, as well. Look, I . . . what I have told people is, I truly want to continue to serve my country if it is in a — you know, a quite significantly meaningful position. And there’s all of about two of those in the world. You all have really got to shut your mouths — or shut your . . . Yeah, shut your mouths, too.
Q: I’m only reporting this back to Roger. And that’s our deal.
Petraeus: And obviously the chairman would be one of them, and there might be one other. But that’s about it. And I’m not going to — you know, don’t want to go to NATO meetings for the rest of my life, or fight service budget battles or anything like that.