In an interview in the forthcoming issue of Capitol File magazine, actress and star of Netflix's "House of Cards" Robin Wright reveals that while she was researching her role in the series, she had a conversation with a "senior person" in the Obama administration who told her that reporters sleep with their sources and also members of Congress.
When asked by the magazine's reporter if this was a factual indictment, Wright responded:
Oh, yeah. D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is. It’s more sleazy than Hollywood…how much infidelity goes on.
Lest anyone forget that a sleazy infidelity befell a former president in the Oval Office right under the public's noses, a 2013 Forbes article named Washington D.C. the "Capital of Marriage Infidelity." The article points to data obtained by a dating site for extramarital affairs as showing its highest spike in 2012 sign-ups originating from D.C. The site's founder offered his opinion as to why the huge numbers are coming from the nation's capitol:
With enormous public attention paid to political cheating scandals this year, including the General Petraeus affair, there was no doubt that Washington residents would be influenced. Living in D.C., it’s crucial to keep up appearances and therefore adultery has become a way of life for many of the city’s most powerful residents.
In Washington D.C. and Hollywood, folly begets folly from the top down.