USA Today Puts Picture of Palin-Hating Book in Article About Ex-Gov

UPDATES AT END OF POST: Picture has been changed!

USA Today's Oval blog Monday used a picture of a Sarah Palin-hating book called "Going Rouge, An American Nightmare" instead of the former Alaska Governor's "Going Rogue."

This despite the opening paragraph of the piece actually referring to Palin's book:

In her much-discussed new book, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin praises Hillary Rodham Clinton for her 2008 presidential campaign.

As the Huffington Post reported last month, "Going Rouge" was created by the editors of the far-left magazine The Nation with the expressed intent of mocking Palin:

An alternative, liberal judgment of Sarah Palin's legacy will appear in book stores on November 17, the same day Palin's own autobiography, "Going Rogue: An American Life," hits the shelves. "Going Rouge: An American Nightmare" is the brainchild of Richard Kim and Betsy Reed, editors at the progressive magazine The Nation. In addition to their nearly identical titles, the two books share similar covers, both showing Palin smiling into the distance.

Just in case USA Today opts to change it, here's a screencap courtesy NB reader Sinistar:

Maybe the good folks at USA Today should explain why the picture of a liberal book attacking Palin was used instead of the real one.

*****Update: Within minutes of this post going up, the picture has been changed to Palin's REAL book (h/t NB reader Thomas Charles Stewart)...

That's MUCH better.

For the record, the picture was still "Going Rouge" shortly before I posted this piece at 10:09 AM.

Maybe someone at USA Today should add an update to the article explaining why "Going Rouge" was there for at least 21 hours. 

*****Update II: The author has issued a correction...

ERRATUM: An earlier posting featured the photo of a different Sarah Palin book. The Oval regrets the error.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.