Confirmed: ABC Denver misnames Petraeus book, “All up in my sn*tch”

Oh my.

A reader just sent me something that I didn’t believe.  Then he sent me a photo.  Then he sent me a video.  Then I found a comment on ABC Denver’s Web site from another viewer who saw the same thing.  So now I’m printing it.

UPDATE: It’s now been confirmed by the local station:

However, when the 7NEWS reporter went on the Internet to get an image of the book cover, the reporter mistakenly grabbed a Photoshopped image that said, “All Up In My Sn*tch.”

Hmm… I couldn’t find any such image via Google last night.  And there were tons of images of the book, correct images, on Google.  Okay, a reader found it – this sure looks like it’s the same image, from Death and Taxes Mag, and it’s dated November 10 in Google’s cache, before this story broke.  But this was awfully hard to find – hard to image ABC 7 just stumbled up on this image, not realizing what it was:

Cached copy of <a href="http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:8iw9XbLsvaEJ:www.deathandtaxesmag.com/190865/rumor-paula-broadwells-all-in-may-face-title-change-and-new-cover-art/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us">Death and Taxes Mag spoof</a> of Petraeus book cover. Note the date of the cache at the top, November 10, 2012.

Cached copy of Death and Taxes Mag spoof of Petraeus book cover. Note the date of the cache at the top, November 10, 2012.

In a piece on the 5pm news about now-resigned CIA director David Petraeus and his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, ABC News’ Denver affiliate put a photo of the biography on the screen, but the book had an awfully odd name.

The name of the Petraeus biography is, in real life, “All In.”

Here’s the book that ABC Denver showed instead:

ABC Denver misnamed the biography of former CIA director David Petraeus. The book is actually called "All In."

ABC Denver misnamed the biography of former CIA director David Petraeus. The book is actually called “All In.”

And here’s video the reader just took of their TV set, with the newscast saved on DVR:

The extra words only fade in because the camera appears to be adjusting to the white on the screen.

And here are the two comments left on ABC Denver’s Web site below the written story about Petraeus:

Lesson here: Never grab images off of the Internet.  BTW, I tried to find this particular image of the book online, but couldn’t. Which makes me think someone was being cute in the graphics department of the station, and then made a job-killing mistake.


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