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MSNBC fails U.S. geography

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Double J, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Really MSNBC has failed the country
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Must not be any prisons or pedophiles there. They know where all of those places are.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    or Liberals
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    No wonder Ryan Fitzpatrick had so many problems throwing through those mountain winds.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Really? It's not like any media outlet makes mistakes on a daily basis. It's not like Buffalo was mapped in Siberia or whatnot.
  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Mistakes do happen, but why use a map as a graphic if you can't be bothered to ensure it's correct? And then to miss on all four cities? Sloppy and stupid.
  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Yeah. I am amazed at some of the stuff that gets on air at networks and major market stations. This isn't at the level of the San Francisco station with the phony pilots' names last month, but it's still sort of embarrassing.

    (Sort of like the Olympic ticket rep who answered a phone call from New Mexico and told the caller he had to purchase tickets through the Mexican Olympic Committee.)
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I've worked in the TV business for more than 20 years. This is absolutely universal from shop to shop: Graphic artists cannot spell, and they can't place stuff on a map to save their lives.

    The MSNBC one is nothing. The states were in the right place. I can't find the screenshot now, but CNN had a map of the lake in Idaho where the kidnapped girl was found... and they put it in Oklahoma. Sorta the same shape as Idaho, but on its side...

    The artist that works on my show once made a map with Arizona in the wrong spot. I work in Phoenix.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member


  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I've lost count how many maps have left the Upper Peninsula completely off of Michigan. I believe Outside magazine did that once, and the U.P. is one of the places people go when they want to, oh, go outside.
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