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DENVER STATION APOLOGIZES FOR AIRING DOCTORED BOOK COVER

November 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After becoming the object of ridicule on numerous websites on Wednesday, KMGH, the ABC affiliate in Denver, apologized for showing a doctored image of the cover of Paula Broadwell’s book about David Petraeus, All In. The station had grabbed a photo of the cover off the Internet that a prankster had altered to read All Up In My Snatch. By late in the day, a clip from the KMGH newscast in which the doctored cover was displayed went viral. Initially, the station responded by simply stating that the graphic was “a mistake.” But as the hullabaloo mounted, the station’s news director issued a formal apology, calling the mistake “regrettable and embarrassing.” In a statement, Jeff Harris said, “We 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.”