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Broadwell Book Gets Punk’d

by Robert Nesti
EDGE National Arts & Entertainment Editor
Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

A funny thing happened to the title of Paula Broadwell's book on the way to a Denver local news broadcast.

It got punk'd.

What happened was the Denver ABC affiliate was airing a story about Broadwell, which featured a graphic of the book cover to "All In," Paula Broadwell's biography of General David Petraeus. Except the graphic a reporter grabbed from the Internet was of a doctored cover called "All Up In My Snatch."

In the segment, the Photoshopped cover was aired, as reported on the website AmericaBlog.com.

On Tuesday 7NEWS issued an apology on their website:

"7NEWS sincerely apologizes for a mistake that we aired in our broadcast Monday, a mistake that has gone viral on the internet.

"On 7NEWS at 5 p.m., the station reported on ex-CIA director David Petraeus’ relationship with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

"Broadwell earned a master’s degree at the University of Denver and had given a speech at an alumni event several weeks ago that may have provided insight into the early stages of their relationship.

"During the broadcast, 7NEWS showed an image of Broadwell’s biography of Petraeus that is called, "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."

"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 Snatch." (View image here.)

"’It was a mistake,’ said KMGH-TV News Director Jeff Harris."

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Robert Nesti can be reached at rnesti@edgemedianetwork.com.


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