Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Why the fuss?

Verb: To take or grasp abruptly or hastily

Noun: The act of snatching a trap or device for ensnarement; a brief period of time; a type of lift in weight-lifting
Petraeus Affair

According to this Denver television station, Paula Broadwell wrote a Book called All Up In My Snatch

By John Cook
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Via the folks at AmericaBlog: When Denver's ABC affiliate put together a piece on the ever-devolving Petraeus affair yesterday, the station needed an image of the cover of Paula Broadwell's Petraeus bio All In to show its viewers. So it naturally went to the internet, which was a big mistake.

The reporter thought he was just grabbing an image of the cover of Broadwell's book, but he actually grabbed one that had been doctored by some hilarious internet wag to read All Up In My Snatch (LOL get it?). And then he put it on TV, next to an image of Broadwell.

The station's News Director told us: "Yes it happened. It was a mistake."

Here's a video of the segment.

Update: The station has released a fuller statement explaining the error and pinning it on a rushed editor.
It was a regrettable and an embarrassing error. 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.


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