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ABC Affiliate: 'All Up In My Snatch' Petraeus Book Graphic A 'Mistake'


"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. We are following up internally as well to avoid a repeat of this inexcusable oversight."

Harris told TPM he only received one email in response to the graphic. "I watched the piece. I didn't see it," he said. The network is responding to the story "on the platform it's blowing up on, which is digital," Harris added. He said the station is considering addressing the graphic on-air.

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