Posts tagged oops
Posts tagged oops
So Mad Men is a little racier than I remember, what with Don Draper fisting priests and all.
The last four links are dead. I feel like those are important, especially the last one.
Well, this is awkward:
Today in adventures in television news: graphics gone wrong. An ABC affiliate in Denver, Colo., said it was a “mistake” to run an image of Paula Broadwell’s David Petraeus biography that listed the title as “All Up In My Snatch” during a story on the former CIA director’s extramarital affair.
The image appeared during Monday’s evening news broadcast. The book’s actual title, co-written with Washington Post editor Vernon Loeb, is “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.”
"It was a regrettable and an embarrassing error,” KMGH-TV News Director Jeff Harris said in a statement. “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…”
Media Pro-tip: If you’re going to grab an image via the Google, go beyond the thumbnail. Trust me.
In summary, Journalism: You’re doing it wrong.
From the front page of the Drudge Report, 7:39 PM MST
I assure you, Matt Drudge, President Obama did not win Wyoming. I promise.
Mitt Romney, Oct. 22nd, 2012: “In the 2000 debates there was no mention of terrorism, for instance. And a year later, 9/11 happened. So we have to make decisions based upon uncertainty.”
Sen. Joe Lieberman, Oct. 5th, 2000: “In fact, this administration has begun to transform the American military to take it away from being a Cold War force to prepare it to meet the threats of the new generation of tomorrow, of weapons of mass destruction, of ballistic missiles, terrorism, cyber warfare.”
Vice President Al Gore, Oct. 17th, 2000: “In the Congress, in the House of Representatives, I served on the House Intelligence Committee and I worked hard to learn the subject of nuclear arms control and how we can diffuse these tensions and deal with non-proliferation and deal with the problems of terrorism and these new weapons of mass destruction. Look, we’re gonna face some serious new challenges in the next four years.”
Now, if Romney had said that terrorism hadn’t been mentioned in the 2000 debates by George W. Bush or Dick Cheney, he’d be right.
Sorry, Mitt. Your point about terrorism is more like errorism.
Mitt and Ann Romney on his love of Downton Abbey and Big Bird, which Mitt is okay with killing via defunding PBS.
Mitt Romney, pondering why airplane windows can’t open midflight. There’s nothing like the breeze through your hair at 30,000 feet, amirite folks?
He’s obviously never seen the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, or he’d have his answer:
So no, Mitt. It’s not a real problem. The real problem is if they DID open. Airplane windows opening midflight would be handy for disposing of Bond villains or unruly passengers, yes, but physics says this is a bad idea.