MSNBC blows it again on U.S. geography

Jeff Poor Media Reporter

For all of MSNBC’s efforts to promote public policy on education, the graphics department at that network might be proof there is a lot of work that needs to be done in this area.

During Alex Witt’s 7 a.m. program on Saturday on the channel, Alabama was labeled as Mississippi and Mississippi as Alabama.


MSNBC has had its problems in the past in this department — that is, whenever elections forced their attention to spots on the map.  In 2009, during a segment anchored by then-MSNBC host Norah O’Donnell about Virginia’s gubernatorial race, West Virginia was labeled as “Virginia.”


In 2008, “The Rachel Maddow Show” was off by a state — labeling Illinois as Indiana in the run-up to the 2008 election.

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