Do Not Get in the Way of Paula Broadwell’s Car Door

In this Jan. 15, 2012 photo, Paula Broadwell, author of the David Petraeus biography "All In," poses for photos in Charlotte, N.C. Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair. Petraeus carried on the affair with Broadwell, according to several U.S. officials with knowledge of the situation. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, T. Ortega Gaines) LOCAL TV OUT (WSOC, WBTV, WCNC, WCCB); LOCAL PRINT OUT (CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL, CREATIVE LOAFLING, CHARLOTTE WEEKLY, MECHLENBURG TIMES, CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE, CHARLOTTE PARENTS) LOCAL RADIO OUT (WBT)
Photo: T. Ortega Gaines

Throngs of reporters and photographers remain camped out in Charlotte with the hope of witnessing Paula Broadwell's public breakdown or at least documenting her post-Petraeus outfits, and today, they caught a glimpse of her, with some getting closer than others. "I had my camera and in all the chaos the door slammed and I got hit in the head with the flash," AP photographer Nell Redmond explained to the Daily News, which scored a picture of Redmond's war wound. (Broadwell, for the record, was wearing a turtleneck and puffy vest.) It's a dangerous job, but somebody has to do it.