ABC Affiliate Petraeus Graphic Fail — ‘All Up In My Snatch’

Some already-been-fired employee at an ABC affiliate had a little fun with Paula Broadwell’s unfortunately-named biography of David Petraeus. Instead of “All In,” the graphic that ran during a story about the scandal read “All Up in My Snatch.”

Yes, really:

Today in adventures in television news: graphics gone wrong. An ABC affiliate in Denver, Colo., said it was a “mistake” to run an image of Paula Broadwell’s David Petraeus biography that listed the title as “All Up In My Snatch” during a story on the former CIA director’s extramarital affair.

The image appeared during Monday’s evening news broadcast. The book’s actual title, co-written with Washington Post editor Vernon Loeb, is “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.”

“It was a regrettable and an embarrassing error,” KMGH-TV News Director Jeff Harris said in a statement. “We are mortified this appeared during our 5 p.m. news broadcast. The editor pulled the image of the book cover from the Internet without realizing it had been doctored. We sincerely regret the error and have corrected the story to avoid any recurrence of its broadcast. We are following up internally as well to avoid a repeat of this inexcusable oversight.”

I am sure I should be appalled or something, but I can’t stop laughing because yes, I’m four years old.

[cross-posted at ABLC]






149 replies
  1. 1
    PsiFighter37 says:

    Saw this at work and nearly giggled out loud. It’s a stupid, yet simple, example of how fucking lazy our media overlords have become.

  2. 2
    Jerzy Russian says:

    Yes, both funny as hell, and sad the quality control is so low.

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    Bernard Finel says:

    Because “All In” doesn’t lend itself to enough bad jokes without the doctoring up.

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    Jerzy Russian says:

    Also too, I like the use of the word “snatch” to refer to that particular body part.

    I am sure I should be appalled or something, but I can’t stop laughing because yes, I’m four years old.

    I am closer to eight, myself.

  5. 5
    Josie says:

    I must be four, also, Imani, because I chuckled so much upon reading this earlier today that the dog felt the need to come in and check on me. He doesn’t very often see me laugh at the computer.

  6. 6
    Politically Lost says:

    Now that’s funny right there, I don’t care who ya are.

  7. 7
    Elisabeth says:

    While I’m also elementary school aged apparently I would never laugh in Ms. Broadwell’s face. Those arms! Oh my! And I assume she’s combat trained.

  8. 8
    cathyx says:

    I don’t think a 4 year old would get it.

  9. 9
    TaMara (BHF) says:

    You’re welcome, as I’m sure that was my local station.

    Jon Stewart was pitch perfect with the whole thing last night.

  10. 10
    Violet says:

    Saw this this morning and cracked up. If the person who did it really did get fired, I hope they at least get a job with The Daily Show or the Onion or something.

  11. 11
    Roger Moore says:

    I am sure I should be appalled or something, but I can’t stop laughing because yes, I’m four years old.

    When I was four, I wouldn’t have thought that was funny because I wouldn’t have known what it meant. It probably would have been funniest to me when I was about 13.

  12. 12
    AxelFoley says:

    You can’t make this shit up, folks.

  13. 13
    desertflower says:

    We’re ALL 4 years old now! HAHAHAHAHA

  14. 14
    gnomedad says:

    Other things aside, she wrote this book “with” someone? Seriously?

  15. 15
    WereBear says:

    I actually showed it to people at the office as a classic example of “proofreader’s blindness.”

    And, of course, because I couldn’t stop giggling.

  16. 16
    PsiFighter37 says:

    @gnomedad: It takes two to cover a general, don’t you know?

    /giggle

  17. 17
    beltane says:

    The person who did this may no longer have a day job but they’ve got a hell of a future as a Wonkette commenter.

    And yes, I laughed like a 6th grader at this.

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    Rick says:

    My only objection is that “All In” is funny enough as a standalone title — ‘snatch’ kind of takes away the sublety. The most unfortunately titled biography since Jerry Sandusky’s “Touched”

  19. 19

    If I ran ABC, I’d give whoever did that a big raise and a promotion.

  20. 20
    Sly says:

    Nation Horrified To Learn About War In Afghanistan While Reading Up On Petraeus Sex Scandal:

    WASHINGTON—As they scoured the Internet for more juicy details about former CIA director David Petraeus’ affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, Americans were reportedly horrified today upon learning that a protracted, bloody war involving U.S. forces is currently raging in the nation of Afghanistan. “Oh my God, this is terrible,” Allie Lipscomb, 29, said after accidentally stumbling on an article about the war while she tried to ascertain details about what specific sexual acts Petraeus and Broadwell might have engaged in. “According to this, 2,000 American troops have died, 18,000 have been wounded, and more than 20,000 civilians have been killed. Jesus Christ. And it’s been happening for, like, 11 years.” Sources confirmed that after reading a few paragraphs about the brutal war, the nation quickly became distracted by a headline about Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash’s alleged sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy.

  21. 21
    Taylormattd says:

    Imani, how dare you. This is deeply serious. /Bernard

  22. 22
    jl says:

    Uhhhh yeaahhhh, I guess that was kind of mistake. Unprofessional much, “ABC affiliate in Denver”?

    But, this is the first story that has caught my interest in the whole affair.

    Pat Lang at his sic semper tyrannis blog is a tad ‘quirky’, but I have long believed his assessment of Petraeus was more or less accurate. Looks like it was. Maybe I would have followed the scandal more but I have found the corporate pundit not-so-safe Petreus man-hugs to be icky, so have turned off the reports.

    If the TV movie is on basic cable, I might watch and find out what happened. Or maybe when it turns up as a pulp bodice-ripper, if it is not too thick.

  23. 23
    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Sly:

    WASHINGTON—Following the recent revelation that former CIA director David Petraeus conducted a protracted extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, sources confirmed today that the far-reaching scandal has widened to reveal that mankind, otherwise known as the species Homo sapiens, has been engaging in sexual intercourse for the past 200,000 years.

    “While the situation appeared at first to be limited to this one sexual relationship between Gen. Petraeus and Ms. Broadwell, we see now that it is far more extensive than we had initially believed,” said an FBI official who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.

    The Onion is awesome. It’s almost as funny as real life!

  24. 24
    jl says:

    @PsiFighter37: Thanks for the reminder. I will follow the story with the Onion. Great tip. True, Onion is not as funny as real life, but more insight and information.

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    piratedan says:

    sorry, but after weeks of Romnesia and Romentum and unskewed polls, it’s hard to resist the gleefulness that arrived with this post and the woman in Arizona who ran over her husband because he didn’t vote. With all the weighty maters that we usually discuss here, it’s nice to sit back and be juvenile and let the inner adolescent out (that I was happy to discover, still lives!).

    I guess that this means that there’s still hope because it’s obvious that these women signed up for hand-to-hand combat and were volunteers and not drafted…..

  26. 26
    The Dangerman says:

    There’s a Foxhole joke here someplace.

    ETA: INCOMING!

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    dmsilev says:

    @gnomedad:

    Other things aside, she wrote this book “with” someone? Seriously?

    The local rag ran a story this morning talking with the Other Author, who basically confessed to being the most oblivious person on the planet during the writing process.

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    RinaX says:

    I’d put myself at about a fourth-grade level of giggling, mainly because I had cousins who were disturbingly eager to expand my knowledge of all vulgar references to the vagina.

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    jl says:

    And, why explain the joke? What dingbat cooked up that graphic anyway?

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    Karen in GA says:

    Sorry, ABL, but come on. We have the head of the CIA involved in a — mmmph — destructive relationship that could compromise — ppbtthhffttt — securi–

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

  31. 31
    jl says:

    @piratedan:

    ” the woman in Arizona who ran over her husband because he didn’t vote. ”

    I’m a little concerned about that story. Any BJ or GOS women missing in action after that happened?

    I’ll chip in for bail if it’s a BJer who did it. Need a fair trial of course, but I’ll help go the bail.

  32. 32
    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    Does this mean that the word “generalized” is now a transitive verb?

  33. 33
    RossInDetroit, Rational Subjectivist says:

    Local TV stations: always one slip up away from unintentional hilarity. YouTube is chock full of on camera gaffes equal to this. You couldn’t watch them all in a lifetime.

  34. 34

    It could be that there’s something wrong with me, but somehow I’ve lived through the last five days without learning much at all about this whole Petræus-Broadhurst-Allen-Somebody-Else thing. It just doesn’t grab me at all. The only thing so far that I’ve learned about it worth keeping in mind is the above story about All Up In My Snatch. That’s worth talking about.

    I even listened to about half an hour of the Diane Rehm show in the car this morning, and it was all about the Petraeus thing, and all I learned in that half hour was that the woman reporter who was on the show had the most annoying voice I’ve heard in I don’t know how long. I’ve heard of “faces made for radio”; this woman had a voice made for silent movies.

  35. 35
    handsmile says:

    More from the TPM link and more media fail:

    “[KMGH-TV News Director Jeff] Harris told TPM he only received one email in response to the graphic. “I watched the piece. I didn’t see it,” he said.”

    Assuming he has functional vision, how did Mr. Harris miss the “UP” between “ALL” and “IN”? Perhaps his attention was focused elsewhere.

    It would seem to me that the hacker of the image should not be the only one fired here.

    What’s all this about no more Schadenfreude?

  36. 36

    Pure comedy. C-O-M-E-D-Y.

    Methinks someone was auditioning for a writing gig on the Daily Show.

  37. 37
    dollared says:

    @Sly: This. Thisthisthisthisthisthisthisthis. Shit.

  38. 38
    efgoldman says:

    I am sure I should be appalled or something, but I can’t stop laughing because yes, I’m four years old.

    Actually, eleven is more like it. A four year old wouldn’t begin to understand. An 11 year old wouldn’t really, either, but s/he would know it was “dirty.”

  39. 39
    Ben Franklin says:

    Snatch? Natch !

  40. 40
    The Dangerman says:

    @RossInDetroit, Rational Subjectivist:

    Local TV stations: always one slip up away from unintentional hilarity.

    One of my local NewsDudes was supposed to read a teaser for one of the late night shows (Leno, Letterman, whatever) which was supposed to be “watch while someone blows himself up in an outhouse”. Poor Guy forgot to say the word “up”; his co-anchors couldn’t continue they were laughing so hard.

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    jl says:

    @dollared: Yep, best to follow the news in the Onion, better analysis, learn more facts, better perspective.

    On my Yahoo news screen big trending news story is Pat Robertson shrugged it off: “He’s a man”. Now that is news a person can use!

    Whatever you say Pat, I’ll buy a prayer cloth!

  43. 43
    redshirt says:

    This is what happens when you legalize marijuana. Everyone at that station was high.

  44. 44
    Ben Franklin says:

    Sex, drugs and Rock ‘N Roll.

  45. 45
    Schlemizel says:

    My understanding is that Davy is working on a follow up to “All In” called “No, Just the Tip”

    4’s a bit young maybe 11-12

  46. 46
    Yutsano says:

    Green fucking balloons! Christe on a communion wafer!

  47. 47
    Roger Moore says:

    @redshirt:

    This is what happens when you legalize marijuana.

    The best case for legalization yet!

  48. 48
    efgoldman says:

    @Yutsano:

    Christie on a communion wafer!

    One big goddamned wafer. Anyway, he’s busy getting his wingnut cred back after he told the truth about the President during election week.

  49. 49

    I believe the graphics person just grabbed the first graphic they saw off the net, not realizing it had been ‘shopped.

  50. 50
    Roy G. says:

    Ho Snatch!

  51. 51
    delosgatos says:

    I believe “All up in my snatch” would make a great tag for war-on-women stories, especially as they pertain to contraception, abortion or sexuality.

  52. 52
    NotMax says:

    The editor pulled the image of the book cover from the Internet without realizing it had been doctored.

    Next up?

    The editor pulled the image of the Obama with the bone through his nose from the Internet without realizing it had been doctored.

    The editor pulled the image of Harry Reid embracing Jerry Sandusky from the Internet without realizing it had been doctored.

    What is missing:

    The management has pulled the editor from staff and dismissed him. He is free to now spend time doctoring his resumé.

  53. 53
    jl says:

    Whack jobs in Love (in All The Wrong Places)

    (We need some lyrics for that song. I can’t think of any right now)

  54. 54
    Jay C says:

    I am sure I should be appalled or something, but I can’t stop laughing because yes, I’m four years old.

    Hey! This sort of stuff has broad cross-market appeal! I’m nine-and-three-quarters, and I think it’s hilarious!!

  55. 55
    dmsilev says:

    @RossInDetroit, Rational Subjectivist:

    Local TV stations: always one slip up away from unintentional hilarity.

    It was of course a local TV station which gave us the immortal “just keeping fucking that chicken”.

  56. 56
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    I too hope the person who did this gets a job with Colbert, Stewart or The Onion. That’s exactly what this story needs, humor! Enough humor to embarrass the fuck out of the idiots involved in it.

    I heard that the next book will be titled:

    The Tip of THE Spear

    I’m nine and laughing my ass off at this story.

  57. 57
    RossInDetroit, Rational Subjectivist says:

    @dmsilev:

    It was of course a local TV station which gave us the immortal “just keeping fucking that chicken”.

    Weird coincidence. I never knew where that originated and I hoped it was in the Bee Jay Lexicon. Thanks, now I don’t have to look it up.

  58. 58
    Comrade Jake says:

    I prefer the earlier version of the title, ie “Is It All In?”

  59. 59
    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    I remember years, while delivering Wall Street Journals at night(Moonlighting) a story on AP radio about a secret service agent working for Clinton, accidentally shooting himself in the foot. As they were reporting it the radio station inserted the Homer Simpson D’UOH clip in the middle of the report, I remember laughing my ass I nearly ran into a parked police officer. Boy that was embarrassing.

  60. 60
    El Tiburon says:

    Now. That is funny shit.

  61. 61
    Hypatia's Momma says:

    @jl:
    I didn’t know the women here were overwhelmingly voting for Romney.

  62. 62
    catclub says:

    TPM seems to report that there is more of interest about Jill Kelley. large debts and fake cancer charity, plus illusions of ‘diplomatic inviolability’. She is an honorary consul, for pete sake.

  63. 63
    Comrade Jake says:

    Anyone else laugh when they read that it’s the Koreans who have Jill Kelley as an honorary consul? Of course it’s the Koreans.

  64. 64
    catclub says:

    I also like the caption in the photo at the top.
    I think it may have also been photoshopped.

    D.U. always means the party frat Delta Upsilon to me.

  65. 65
    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @RossInDetroit, Rational Subjectivist: exactly. Where do we think poultry fornication came from?

  66. 66
    jl says:

    @Hypatia’s Momma:

    ” I didn’t know the women here were overwhelmingly voting for Romney. ”

    She wanted her hubby to vote for R_mn_y? No bail for her. Sorry. I skimmed the story and missed that vital detail.

  67. 67
    Corner Stone says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    Where do we think poultry fornication came from?

    Your grandpa?

  68. 68
    jprfrog says:

    @sly: I never thought the NYPost would make me laugh, but the top headline in today’s did (in re the Sesame Street affair): Nookie Monster.

  69. 69
    Narcissus says:

    I didn’t know the word snatch until I was about 18. I knew many other euphemisms but had not encountered snatch.

  70. 70
    Hypatia's Momma says:

    @jl:

    PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama,

  71. 71
    Raven says:

    @Narcissus: Some fine citizen here didn’t get “the short hairs”!

  72. 72
    Yutsano says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: Why for do you hate the roosters?

  73. 73
    scav says:

    umm, I think the forth wall has broken on our telenovela. Does anyone know who to call for repairs or dowe jusr lean back in admiration?

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    I’ve seen this sort of thing happen before. Someone grabs the standard newsroom template in video editing software for “book cover flies from bottom” or whatever, the template that they always use for the common occurrence of splitting the frame between image/video of the author and the cover of his/her work. That someone, rushing to keep up with the story in time for broadcast, Googles the book cover, downloads the first result, copies and pastes, moves on to the rest of the segment. The finished product gets glanced at once, on a good day, and then up it goes for viewers, to the embarrassment of everyone.

  75. 75
    Yutsano says:

    @Hypatia’s Momma: She was pissed because he didn’t vote at all. Because his vote was the only thing standing between Willard and total VICTORY!!

  76. 76
    RaflW says:

    OT, but Hannity has a guest on now pushing for Texas secession. I live in Minnesota. I’m ready to sign his petition.

    Git ‘er done!

  77. 77
    Shakespeare says:

    Anyone else getting a chicks-with-dicks vibe from these two women? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but interesting that our generals’ tastes seem to be wives = frumps & mistresses = dudes.

  78. 78
    Corner Stone says:

    “Don’t count on it fucker.”

  79. 79
    Hypatia's Momma says:

    @Yutsano:
    Yes. I know.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.):

    the woman reporter who was on the show had the most annoying voice I’ve heard in I don’t know how long. I’ve heard of “faces made for radio”; this woman had a voice made for silent movies.

    For some reason unknown to me, NPR likes to hire reporters with weird/annoying/distracting voices.

  81. 81
    Yutsano says:

    @RaflW: You know what? Let em go. If they really want their independence that badly by all means let us accommodate them. But no easy reunions and no hurricane assistance. They can haz true FREEDUMB!!

  82. 82
    Hypatia's Momma says:

    @Shakespeare:

    Anyone else getting a chicks-with-dicks vibe from these two women? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but interesting that our generals’ tastes seem to be wives = frumps & mistresses = dudes.

    No. On what criteria are you basing your adorable bigotry?

  83. 83
    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Hypatia’s Momma:

    Anyone else getting a chicks-with-dicks vibe from these two women? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but interesting that our generals’ tastes seem to be wives = frumps & mistresses = dudes

    LOL.

    I wouldn’t go that far, but the word you’re looking for might be “hard.” Hard looking women.

  84. 84
    catclub says:

    @Ted & Hellen: 1. Nobody else hired John Ciardi – who I could listen to all day.
    They also had Red Barber on. yes, these date me.

    2. I suspect that Diane Rehm had an illness that changed her voice,
    at which point it is awkward to fire her, even for a radio job.

  85. 85

    Totally off topic but … did you wait in line 6 hours to vote in the cold and rain? Suckerz! At this luxury polling place in Brentwood, California (Los Angeles), voters get complementary valet service, sandwiches and salads.

  86. 86
    gwangung says:

    I wouldn’t go that far, but the word you’re looking for might be “hard.” Hard looking women.

    Muscular women with fairly well defined muscles, in obviously good shape.

    Sorry. Not gonna blame anybody with tastes like that…

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    Shakespeare says:

    @Hypatia’s Momma: Broad shoulders, chiseled jawlines, outline of 8-inch clitoris visible under dress.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @catclub:

    2. I suspect that Diane Rehm had an illness that changed her voice,
    at which point it is awkward to fire her, even for a radio job.

    Actually, I didn’t mean to refer to Diane at all…yes, she has a chronic illness that causes her voice difficulty. I believe it has to do with involuntary muscle spasms of the larynx or some such.

    Just referring to a number of others on NPR that I find odd and precious in their manner of speaking.

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    Calouste says:

    @Shakespeare: Something I haven’t seen reported widely (although I got it from the BBC) is that Petraeus’ wife is the daughter of the man who was the commander of West Point while Petraeus was enrolled there.

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    owlbear1 says:

    The disgusting tragedy here is Broadwell’s career is very likely over whereas Petraeus will simply fail into a cushy job at some conservative think tank. Proably at 3x his current salary.

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    collaborotter says:

    So Broadwell had a ghost writer?

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    Relatedly, I would like to pontificate upon current trends in what is considered appropriate as women’s business apparel; trends that underline in the casual but bedrock sexism/homophobia/double standards at the root of American society.

    Can you imagine the reaction if Barack Obama presided at his next public appearance in a sleeveless, tailored but form fitting shirt designed to display for our delectation what I imagine to be very nicely defined shoulders and arms, as do his wife Michele and Ms. Broadwell?

    It would be scandalous I tell you! The republic would fall within minutes. Yet…why?

  93. 93
    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Shakespeare:

    Broad shoulders, chiseled jawlines, outline of 8-inch clitoris visible under dress.

    giggle

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    jl says:

    @Calouste:

    Pat Lang at his Sic Semper Tyrannis blog gives all the dope on these general and admirals when they first bob up to top of the pile. I totally disagree with some of the stuff Lang says on other topics, but he knows the military brass histories and the reality behind their reps pretty well.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Shakespeare:

    Broad shoulders, chiseled jawlines, outline of 8-inch clitoris visible under dress.

    Wait a second.

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    scav says:

    @Calouste: weird, the difference between medias. That was one of the first odd details that caught my attention as I was running across it in most things I read. Note “read”, which probably explains a lot of it.

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    jibeaux says:

    @Ted & Hellen: The reason PBO does not rock a wifebeater outside of the gym is because he had style.

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    max says:

    @catclub: TPM seems to report that there is more of interest about Jill Kelley. large debts and fake cancer charity, plus illusions of ‘diplomatic inviolability’. She is an honorary consul, for pete sake.

    She is aware of all diplomatic traditions!

    max
    [‘She actually provided the jihadis in Benghazi with their party dresses!’]

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    Lavocat says:

    I can’t believe this actually happened. It sure as hell seems intentional to me.

    This idiot should be fired on the spot. Because if it’s NOT intentional, the level of stupidity involved is pretty much off the fucking scale.

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    gwangung says:

    TPM seems to report that there is more of interest about Jill Kelley. large debts and fake cancer charity, plus illusions of ‘diplomatic inviolability’. She is an honorary consul, for pete sake.

    Hm.

    Sorry, this raises questions for me…at least, enough to investigate just a bit further.

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    catclub says:

    @scav: And it was probably the Lang article that jl @ 94 refers to.

    I knew that from LGM. Also that Petraeus has been running his own PR shop since about when he started dating her.

    The Coulter look doesn’t get all the fans. Huh.
    Unless it is worn by Michelle Obama. Who everyone here loves.

    I suspect some political bias in attractiveness scores.

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    gwangung says:

    The Coulter look doesn’t get all the fans. Huh.
    Unless it is worn by Michelle Obama. Who everyone here loves.
    __
    I suspect some political bias in attractiveness scores.

    Hey! I thought I implied I didn’t have any problems with that!

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @jibeaux:

    The reason PBO does not rock a wifebeater outside of the gym is because he had style.

    NOT a wife beater, my child…a tailored, business top designed to display his arms and shoulders, like Michelle and Broadwell do.

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    MattMinus says:

    @Hypatia’s Momma:

    How the fuck is it bigotry to point out that she looks like Chyna from the WWF?

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    catclub says:

    @owlbear1: I was just hearing about an update to Madam Butterfly. Pinkerton is a now a Senator.

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    magurakurin says:

    @Lavocat: It seems more like sloppy work and laziness than stupidity to me. Although, the those things are not mutual exclusive. Could be the lazy editor who let this slip through was a dumb ass as well. If it was intentional, well, that’s another story altogether…

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    LD50 says:

    @dmsilev: Oh, the look on that anchorwoman’s face when she realizes what he just said is beyond priceless.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @magurakurin: I’m going to go with “something I did to post on Facebook got saved in the wrong folder and I accidently sent it to production and the production team was too busy gawking at her shoulders to look at the picture”

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    El Cid says:

    Maybe people like Petraeus are really more like ‘rock stars of the military’ than I thought was implied, including the whole gaggle of people drawn to and around them as well.

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    Narcissus says:

    @Shakespeare: Suddenly I’m interested again.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Ted & Hellen: men’s clothing for the past, I don’t know, century or so is supposed to hide differences, not accentuate them. I have no idea why. Democracy or something. Same reason I suppose in the utopian future of reason and successful weight control is filled with science types all dressed in the same unitard.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.):

    I even listened to about half an hour of the Diane Rehm show in the car this morning, and it was all about the Petraeus thing, and all I learned in that half hour was that the woman reporter who was on the show had the most annoying voice

    Jesus Christ I know right? She was talking about having to rewrite a story at 1 a.m. so maybe that’s only what she sounds like after a night without sleep but it was like a horse on nitrous oxide

  113. 113
    AA+ Bonds says:

    @El Cid:

    Maybe people like Petraeus are really more like ‘rock stars of the military’ than I thought was implied, including the whole gaggle of people drawn to and around them as well.

    “West Point Mafia” is what I always heard about those guys, with all the connotations you’d think would apply to a bunch of college dudes who name themselves that

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @RaflW: for the longest time I figured we would be exceptional in the world as the only country that would bankrupt itself because it was unable to figure out modern healthcare delivery and finance. Now we’re on course to be the only country to fight an a civil war on the issue.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    @Shakespeare:

    Anyone else getting a chicks-with-dicks vibe from these two women?

    They’re pretty hot, yeah

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @AA+ Bonds: If you’re talking about Diane Rehm, yes, it’s annoying, but it’s also apparently a medical condition.

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    Keith G says:

    @Ted & Hellen:

    For some reason unknown to me, NPR likes to hire reporters with weird/annoying/distracting voices.

    To you, it seems.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @Corner Stone: I thought they took after your side of the family.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    No, I’m talking about her guest this morning as is Zapruder I’d assume :| I have listened to the show more than once you know (and I really doubt Diane Rehm gets up at 1 am to rewrite stories because her boss is on the phone, at least nowadays)

    Her guest was just breathlessly, hoarsely giggling through the entire segment like this shit was the best thing that ever happened to her

    Personally I like Diane’s voice which forces everyone to shut up and hold on a second when she has that four-person freak gang on the end of the week round up

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    The whole discussion on Rehm’s show was so goddamned aggravating, most of the time you just had O’Hanlon on there with the dick of every male principal in this debacle rolling around in his mouth

    He was practically crying he was so angry that anyone would make lewd suggestions about his precious General Allen

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    Bobby Thomson says:

    @collaborotter: So did she also have a ghost snatch? It would be mature irresponsible not to speculate.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Shakespeare:

    “… outline of 8-inch clitoris visible under dress.”

    That made me laugh and choke at the same time.

    Good one. :)

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @AA+ Bonds:

    “… what she sounds like after a night without sleep but it was like a horse on nitrous oxide”

    Don’t you mean helium? A horse on nitrous probably doesn’t make a sound other than snoring. ;)

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    West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.) says:

    @gwangung: Coulter doesn’t have any muscle tone; she’s just lanky and shapeless with eyes that droop on the outside (the opposite of what we fondly refer to as “almond-shaped” eyes). Her expression is one of constant superiority and derision. Okay, yes, my disdain for her is probably coloring my assessment of her physical appearance.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee:

    Don’t you mean helium?

    just said she was laughing dude……expand your mind a little

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    Soonergrunt says:

    For me, just the fact that she was banging the guy about whom she wrote a book called “all in” has been the source of inappropriate mirth for the last couple of days.

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    Keith G says:

    @AA+ Bonds:

    He was practically crying he was so angry that anyone would make lewd suggestions about his precious General Allen

    I did not hear that program (though I usually listen to it on podcast later), but as of late this afternoon, Gen Allen seems to have not acted dishonorably with Kelly. He was overly accommodating to a status seeking social vampire, yet that is a frequent occurrence in upper levels of most organizations.

    What I find hilarious in the most ironic way, is that the GOP will reflexively call for a special committee examination of this drama to try to find the smallest hint of some malfeasance on the part of the White House. In doing so (and finding none) they will tear open a lot of “private” activity and embarrass people they used to go out of their way to deify.

    Such a waste.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Shakespeare:

    I told my wife this (also giving her the background on the discussion here), and her response was to laugh and say “Alice?”

    Let’s see if anyone gets the reference.

    @AA+ Bonds:

    I have, I’ve got some good shit on hand! I thought the discussion was how her voice sounded, not her laugh.

    Carry on! :)

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Keith G:

    To you, it seems.

    Ummm, yes…to me. Which is why I wrote the comment.

    You are very perceptive.

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    Cain says:

    @RaflW:

    No dood, in about 5 years, Texas is turning blue! We can send Alabama and Louisana out. That would work out much better.

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    johnny aquitard says:

    I laughed until snot came out my nose. Mrs. ‘tard didn’t think it was funny but she hates the word snatch. I love snatch. Cunt and vagina too. Dislike pussy though. It’s too coy, and neither raunchy enough nor appropriate enough. Also, too, I am 12 years old, or thereabouts.

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    Keith G says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Thank you.

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    Roy G. says:

    @jl: I feel the same way. I was a semi-regular on SST until I was booted when PL chose to ignore some neo-nazi sh*t during the beginning of the Trayvon Martin incident. I decided that the Col’s insight and wisdom into the Middle East and counterinsurgency did not extend to his retrograde domestic policies.

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    collaborotter says:

    @Bobby Thomson: They’ll outsource anything these days.

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    Arclite says:

    @jl:

    Uhhhh yeaahhhh, I guess that was kind of mistake. Unprofessional much, “ABC affiliate in Denver”?

    I don’t think it’s unprofessional. Rather it’s the first time in a long time the TV news has been truthful, clear, and to the point.

    Also fucking hilarious. I was laughing tears.

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    burnspbesq says:

    Did anybody in Denver notice? Aren’t they all stoned out of their collective gourd, while they wait for Holder to figure out what (if anything) DOJ is going to do?

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    Ellyn says:

    @Ted & Hellen:
    That’s it. If they were actresses they’d be cast in supporting parts, not ingenue parts. And Paula Broadbeam could easily be cast in a villainous role.

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    Ellyn says:

    I’m vastly amused. Still smiling.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    OT (because I can!):

    Redstate has a front page post up about how the governor of Alabama is standing up to the evil Obamacare and not setting up healthcare exchanges. I would have skipped over the post except the first sentence dragged me in to it. Until reading this I wasn’t aware that Redstate admires George Wallace, the governor of Alabama who fought the federal government to keep segregation in place.

    Here’s the front page ‘article’ at Redstate:

    It was The State of Alabama, under Governor Wallace in the 1960’s who helped caused Federalism to fall into disrepute at the expense of the American commonweal. It is perhaps only fitting that a governor of Alabama do what is necessary to reinstate Federalism as a valuable weapon by which America resists totalism and tyranny that overcome less robust systems of national governance than our own. Governor Robert Bentleytook to the social media to plant the axiom that Alabama would not succumb to the constitutional travesty that is Obamacare. He tweeted the following:
     

    Alabama will not establish a Health Insurance Exchange and We will not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

    Wow. It’s STOP THE BLACK MAN!! 24/7 over there at Redstate, isn’t it?

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    fuckwit says:

    @piratedan: Yeah, this all-in shit is funny, but I find nothing humorous about the idiot who ran over her husband because he didn’t vote. Dude is in fucking intensive care. May die. Because he married a wingnut. I mean, stupid, perhaps, but funny? Not really.

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    fuckwit says:

    Heh, when I was a teenager, I worked at a print shop. This was back in the days when they had paste up and cameras and phototypesetting and shit. I inserted a friend’s nickname into the filler, un-sold (or “anonymous”) donation ads of the program of some annual charitable event. Instead of “Compliments of a Friend”, I stuck her name in there. I did it because I was a stupid teenager and it was a YOLO moment and I thought I could get away with it. Almost did, if the customer hadn’t been on site, checking EVERY DAMN PAGE as they came off the press….

    This? It reminds me of that. How much you wanna bet there was an intern from the local university all up in this?

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    OmerosPeanut says:

    Isn’t this the kind of slut shaming you were screaming about just yesterday? I’m a horrible person as well, I’ve found most of the schadenfreude parade to be high entertainment. But this particular one strikes me as a step too far.

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    El Cid says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee: If it weren’t for George Wallace’s behavior, the Federalism that George Wallace supported wouldn’t have been undermined. So we should all be happy that George Wallace’s Federalism might be restored by someone who’s not George Wallace. Yay!

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    slightly_peeved says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee:

    So any of the chuckleheads there know that the feds just set up an exchange for them if they don’t set one up?

    Mooching, presented as heroic resistance. Typical for them.

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    bjacques says:

    @Calouste: And *that* is how you play “Get the Cadets.”

    Broadwell’s kinda hot, but she only goes for jocks.

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    Ted says:

    I betcha this ABC employee said “This is worth my job…” Laughed my butt off. But that’s ok. I’m 5.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @Ellyn: Me too. I read this early in the morning and laughed, and having just read it again, am laughing again. Too funny. That photo needs to be memed.

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    J R in WV says:

    @catclub:

    Diane had a stroke, from which it is amazing she can talk at all, let alone resume her insightful career.

    I too find her speech distracting, but she is a great interviewer, with hard questions.

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    Michael says:

    They what? “The editor pulled the image of the book cover from the Internet without realizing it had been doctored.” Hmmm … maybe he also didn’t realize it was copyrighted? And this from the media, the first to howl “foul” when someone lifts their work illegally.

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