With a 24/7 news cycle, it’s downright impossible for reporters to avoid making mistakes. But – especially when lifting something from the internet – sometimes a little fact checking goes a long way.
America Blog reports that during a segment about former CIA director David Petraeus’ mistress Paula Broadwell, ABC Denver accidentally reported the title of the biography she penned about her lover as All Up In My Snatch. An accompanying video shows a snapshot of the Photoshopped book, undoubtedly lifted from the internet, being flashed on the screen following a clip of Ms. Broadwell speaking about Mr. Petraeus. The actual title of the book is All In.
The Weekly Standard confirmed with the ABC Denver affiliate that they did indeed run the incorrect book cover. “That’s correct,” a woman working the assignment desk told them. “It was a mistake.”
Now might be a good time to read up on why you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet.