Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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.