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.”
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]