CBS Mistakenly Airs Mocking Cover of Bush's 'Decision Points' on Sunday Morning News
Word has spread across the Internet of an embarrassing gaffe by CBS News Sunday Morning – the airing of a mock cover of President Bush's memoirs, "Decision Points."
The fake, photo-shopped cover appeared only for a fraction of a second during the 9 a.m. EDT hour of the CBS News Sunday Morning, but was picked up by Internet news outlets. The mock cover features the title "Decision Points" on top, with a picture of President Bush underneath. Below his name appears "How I Managed to Go Eight Years Without Making One Good Decision."
The image reportedly first appeared on the satirical website "Drudge Retort" in November. It aired on CBS when the network, during a piece on book covers, flashed various covers in succession, one of which was the mock cover of "Decision Points." CBS claimed that the picture was pulled from the Internet by accident when they were looking to insert an authentic cover of "Decision Points."
CBS told Newsday.com on Tuesday that "it's a mistake no one could see because you'd have to freeze the frame to notice it," and that "we have to be more careful when downloading material." The website linked to the CBS News segment, but the network subsequently pulled the video.