CBS Airs Hoax Cover of Bush Memoir
CBS News aired a fake cover of former President George W. Bush's memoir over the weekend, after a staffer apparently got duped by a hoax image floating around the Internet.
The image of the faux cover, along with that of several other genuine book covers, was flashed on screen for a fraction of a second during the introduction to a feature package Sunday about how book covers are designed.
The title of the Bush book read: "Desision Points ... How I Managed to Go Eight Years Without Making One Good Decision."
Save for the title and subtitle, the cover image looked similar to that of the real book, "Decision Points."
CBS issued a statement acknowledging it made a "mistake," saying nobody could see it "because you'd have to freeze the frame to notice it."
"Clearly we have to be more careful when downloading material," CBS said, calling the incident a "cautionary tale" about the risks of Internet content.