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« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2011, 12:18:09 pm »
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More CNN fail.



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« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2011, 03:30:48 am »
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Let's switch over to FOX News for a minute:




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« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2011, 06:30:09 am »
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More CNN fail.



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« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2011, 10:18:11 am »
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Some more examples:



That's one huge France!

Holy crap, that wasn't just a careless mistake.  It really took some effort to get it that wrong.

Charlemagne lives!  Smiley

Looking at it again, it looks like the background map is too small a scale.  That one might be a technical error, as opposed to stupidity.

That doesn't explain how Toulouse is east of Lyon.

Toulouse is off, but the rest would be right on a larger scale map.
No, Lyon and Cannes should both be East of Paris.
Strasbourg is directly north of Venice? No.
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« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2012, 03:49:12 am »
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Even the BBC flops sometimes (like last Thursday in their One O'Clock News):



They were reporting on Syria and the UN Security Council, but used a picture of the "United Nations Space Command" from the video game "Halo" ... Wink

http://derstandard.at/1336698105714/Missgeschick-BBC-verwechselt-Halo-mit-Vereinten-Nationen
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« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2012, 10:25:11 am »
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Watch Al-Jazeera.  American news television sucks.
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« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2012, 02:51:04 pm »
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Classic J. J. in this thread.
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« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2012, 07:19:53 am »
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CNN now taking map confusion to new levels:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/08/cnn-mistake-to-air-punjab-map-for-haley-131227.html
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« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2012, 11:36:07 am »
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I heart CNN Smiley
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« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2012, 12:40:49 pm »
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First time I've looked at this thread, and the maps are hilarious.  I don't have any links to ridiculous maps.  But I do remember once reading a CNN story back when I lived in Tokyo, and where the story mentioned Japan, the name of the country was hyperlinked.  I clicked on the link, and a map popped up identifying Japan.  Thankfully, the map was at least right, but I sat there wondering why the online editor felt it was necessary to remind readers where Japan was...  I understand now; they were not reminding readers, they were reminding themselves  Smiley
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« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2012, 09:15:55 pm »

Coincidentally, this is why my company has a pretty hard and fast rule about using not images we just picked up from the internet after a cursory search.
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« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2012, 09:30:16 pm »
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« Reply #62 on: August 08, 2012, 03:03:54 am »
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     They could have at least pretended that it was intentional. I guess they have realized that nobody still watching television news actually cares, so they do it because they can.
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