If you blinked, you may have missed it. A Denver news station committed a major faux pas in its coverage of General David Petraeus's affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
During its 5 p.m. newscast on Monday night, ABC 7 in Denver showed footage of Broadwell speaking at an event held earlier at the University of Denver. To Broadwell's left, the news station displayed what it apparently thought was an image of Broadwell's biography of the former C.I.A. chief, titled, “All In: The Education of David Petraeus.”
The problem was that an editor pulled the wrong image of the book from the Internet, the Denver station later admitted. Instead of the correct title, the editor mistakenly grabbed a Photoshopped book cover, titled, “All Up In My Snatch: The Education of David Petraeus."
The news station immediately fired off mea culpas to viewers.
"It was a regrettable and an embarrassing error,” KMGH-TV News Director Jeff Harris said.
"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.”