Former CIA Director Petraeus Maintains Starring Role on One Media Outlet Ad Age
Former CIA Director David Petraeus, who stepped down from his job as news broke of an extramarital affair, is featured in a starring role in the latest version of "Call of Duty," an Activision game that released its latest update Tuesday, reports Advertising Age.
"Long before Mr. Petraeus' extramarital affair and FBI investigation into the matter came to light, he had already been written into the franchise," the story notes.
In the game, "Call of Duty: Black Ops II," Petraeus is depicted as secretary of defense and is seen on aircraft carriers and plane trips with the U.S. president, who was cast as a woman, the story notes.
"Given that Mr. Petraeus' disgraced departure coincides with the game's debut, it could make for a cautionary tale for video-game makers to include prominent figures and celebrities in their games. There's no telling when one might get wrapped up in a big media brouhaha," the piece points out.