MSNBC blows it again on U.S. geography

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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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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