14 May 2010

Geography Mistake?


I am going to give WGN in Chicago the benefit of the doubt that the above graphic that was meant for South Africa was a mistake.  However, something makes me think that the mistake was based in a lack of knowledge of geography rather than a simple confusion between ‘South Africa and South America.’  The question to ask is, how many other media outlets will make similar mistakes during the coverage this summer?  I would bet that they just default to showing the entire continent of Africa to be safe.