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Fox News Can’t Find Egypt On A Map

More fun with cable news Chyrons:

Or maybe this was a signal that FNC thinks we should invade Egypt.

Via Twitter

Update: As noted in a comment below, this appears to be an FNC Chyron from July 2009. Nonetheless…….

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

Comments

  1. michael reynolds says:

    Certainly an interesting choice.

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  2. Jack says:

    I’m definitely NOT a fan of Fox News, but in the interests of fairness, I could see how this could be a hurried mistake when using an interface that whoever makes the graphics might not be accustomed to.

    However, I really, REALLY hope it wasn’t up long. Their viewers are ignorant enough as it is.

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  3. Kylopod says:

    Achmadinejad can see Egypt from his house.

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  4. michael reynolds says:

    While we’re at it, why is Lebanon shaded in like the west bank? I think they also have Lebanon confused with Gaza.

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  5. RJ says:

    http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200907270040

    July 27, 2009

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  6. anjin-san says:

    At Fox, you probably get a raise if you are responsible for something like this…

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  7. Marvin says:

    Good one Fox! What a great source of factual information.

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  8. Terrye says:

    And Chris Matthews thinks the Panama Canal is in Egypt. Silly me, I thought it was in Panama.

    Fox news is still kicking everyone else’s behind.

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  9. Kylopod says:

    >And Chris Matthews thinks the Panama Canal is in Egypt.

    I had to look that one up to know what you were talking about. (I’m not a regular watcher of Matthews or any other cable news pundit.) He offhandedly referred to Egypt as having “the Panama Canal,” and just a few seconds later corrected himself, and clarified that he meant the Suez Canal.

    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/01/29/palin-and-bachmann-nitpicker-chris-matthews-says-panama-canal-egypt

    By contrast, FNC has been displaying this incorrect map for more than A YEAR AND A HALF!

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  10. reid says:

    To wingnuts, a slip of the tongue is equal to and cancels out actual ignorance and idiocy.

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  11. anjin-san says:

    > Fox news is still kicking everyone else’s behind.

    Yea, ignorance and stupidity sell. When are they bringing “Snooki” on board?

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  12. [...] Face palm over the unabashed display of total ignorance was courtesy of Doug Mataconis at “Outside the Beltway.” [...]

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  13. An Interested Party says:

    “When are they bringing ‘Snooki’ on board?”

    Oh come now, they already have a big reality star on board…one is more than enough…

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  14. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Yeah, and your hero, Chrissy Mathews stated clearly the Panama Canal was in Egypt. Go bite a big one Doug.

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  15. MooseOfReason says:

    It’s talking about something happening in Israel, and it shows Israel, Syria, and Iran.

    Why are you talking about Egypt?

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  16. Ulli says:

    @MooseOfReason,
    because the map labels a country as “Egypt” that is actually Irak!

    Giant fail Fox, what an embarrassment!!!!!

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