Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Graphic Enhancement

This is easily my favorite thing of the day.

When ABC 7 News in Denver ran a story yesterday about the now inescapable David Petraeus sex scandal, it used an image of Petraeus's book that had been, shall we say, somewhat photoshopped. While the real name of the book of course is All In, which in and of itself is fucking hilarious -- as Jim Norton says, the equivalent of calling it Balls Deep -- the title on the photoshopped cover 7 News showed was All Up in My Snatch.

The station admitted to the mistake and is now effusively apologizing, claiming that one of its graphics people simply grabbed a Google Image Search picture off the internet without really looking at it. The folks at Americablog, among others, are skeptical of this excuse, saying that they tried several times to get the image in question to come up quickly during a search but couldn't.

You know, I worked in local news for a long time and if there's one thing I learned it's to never underestimate the ability of the first-job-out-of-college kids to fuck something up in ways you never even thought possible.

I rest my case.


Victor the Crab said...

Maybe they thought they were working in the graphics department of the Daily Show.

60ft6in said...

Pet Rocks and Broad: All-In! Here's to our Four Star Porn Star! How long was she embedded with Peaches? The General stowed his gear in the wrong fox-hole!

To meet the Washington D.C. definition of a scandal one must be caught in bed with a live boy or a dead girl. That is not the case here. Broadwell is alive and kicking!

My first concern was that Petraeus might commit suicide (e.g. the Navy admiral on the Joint Chiefs of Staff who was caught in a photo wearing a medal or ribbon that he had not earned). Then I heard that Petraeus might not attend the Senate hearing to answer CIA related questions concerning Benghazi. If Pet Rocks skips town to avoid that hearing he should buy a Yukio Mishima book that provides the step-by-step details on how to commit seppuku (Japanese samurai ritual suicide) and find a second for his back-up.

Izar Talon said...

I'd give the kid that did it a fucking promotion. Not only is it hilarious, but I'd be seriously surprised if that local ABC news outlet is getting more attention and better ratings then it ever has or ever will again.

disputin said...

Sounds like the book needs to be re-subtitled "The continuing education of General David Petraeus", 'cause he just got schooled.

Anonymous said...

Rest assured: they'll never have a problem getting it to come up on google image search again.

lmfao. :-) :-)

60ft6in said...

If Petraeus was allowed to stay on as CIA Chief could you imagine all of the James Bond wannabes that would be lined up to hit on Miss Moneypenny? It would be great for CIA morale.