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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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« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2014, 09:44:50 am »
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« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2014, 10:09:03 am »
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They could be forgiven. What would a person from Niger be called?
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« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2014, 12:46:12 pm »
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They could be forgiven. What would a person from Niger be called?

Nigerien is the usual term, with an 'e' to distinguish them from the Nigerians. I believe it's pronounced the same way, however.
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« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2014, 12:59:33 pm »
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They could be forgiven. What would a person from Niger be called?

Nigerien is the usual term, with an 'e' to distinguish them from the Nigerians. I believe it's pronounced the same way, however.

You can distinguish them by saying "Nigerien" with a French accent.
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« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2014, 02:04:31 pm »
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It's a shame so many of the image links in this thread have since died.
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« Reply #68 on: August 06, 2014, 02:10:53 pm »
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I started re-reading this thread and was going to post something along the lines of "Oh wow. Remember Conan? He was terrible..." until I saw this:

How dare you remind me of the forum member Conan.
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« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2014, 03:39:13 pm »

Well now it seems they've done it again.  Just to illustrate how much the war in Afghanistan has been forgotten, CNN has now shown that they can't even remember where the damn place is any more:





This should be news for the people of Syria.

Or perhaps oddly prophetic.
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« Reply #70 on: August 06, 2014, 05:59:50 pm »
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On a somewhat related topic, Joe Biden just made the same mistake millions of Americans do all the time:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U7S3Aq51II
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« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2014, 09:22:49 pm »
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It sounds like he said "nations" but the S didn't come out clearly...
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« Reply #72 on: August 07, 2014, 05:04:45 am »
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Huh. People edited those to make it look life FOX did them. Then again should I be surprised?
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« Reply #73 on: August 07, 2014, 05:07:16 am »
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Huh. People edited those to make it look life FOX did them. Then again should I be surprised?

What are you talking about?  Who edited what?
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« Reply #74 on: August 08, 2014, 12:07:04 am »
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I know that the forum will appreciate this crime against cartography from The New Republic:



Are they even trying? Who would look at that map and think that it conveys any useful information?

Update: I adjusted my zoom level in an attempt to take a better screenshot and the colors changed! What the hell is going on here?

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