When Tabloids Turn Powerful Media Ally Abandons German President

Tabloid Bild helped German President Christian Wulff rise to the top, and he gave the paper access to his private life in return -- even when he left his wife for another woman. The relationship benefited both sides for years, but those days are over.
Von Stefan Niggemeier
Christian Wulff, (L) then governor of Lower Saxony, and Bild editor-in-chief Kai Diekmann in better days, at the Bild summer party in July 2006.

Christian Wulff, (L) then governor of Lower Saxony, and Bild editor-in-chief Kai Diekmann in better days, at the Bild summer party in July 2006.

Foto: Soeren Stache/ dpa