Actually, this one’s as humorous as it is embarrassing for CBS. Someone with an eagle eye at Newsday managed to capture this from CBS’ show Sunday during a segment that starts off, ironically, talking about the importance of book covers. Included in a quick montage of best sellers was former President George W. Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, but not its actual cover. The Daily Caller has the video:
If you blink at the 16-second mark, you’ll miss it. The covers flash through quickly, and in an earlier age, no one may have caught this. In the age of YouTube and embedded videos, when everyone with a computer is an editor, there’s probably no way this would have gone unremarked. CBS sheepishly admitted its fault:
A CBS spokesperson told Newsday that the false cover was aired by accident, and was the result of the network pulling a bad photo from the internet.
“Good catch: It’s a mistake no one could see because you’d have to freeze the frame to notice it. Another cautionary tale about the risks of the internet age – clearly, we have to be more careful when downloading material,” the CBS spokesperson said.
Remember when the mainstream media used to sniff at bloggers for publishing opinions without the Establishment’s layers of fact-checkers and editors? I think most bloggers would have noticed the difference between the two covers. Somehow, I doubt that the use of the gag cover was an inadvertent, benign act, and it appears that the layers of fact checkers and editors were out to lunch or in on the joke.
Read More: BY ED MORRISSEY, Hot Air
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