Monday, January 31, 2011

Where in the World is Egypt?

A bit of encouraging news: I showed this to a group of communications majors today, and after I had it on the screen for a few seconds, they gasped at the remarkable error. This was posted on the Left Take blog, with a suggestion not to turn to Fox News for its Egypt coverage. Sadly, I know that poor attention to geography is not limited to fringe networks such as Fox. I have a colleague who writes 1,000 letters a year to news organizations, pointing out geographic errors in their coverage and maps.

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