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Geography 101, Fox “News” Style

July 30th, 2009

Can you spot what’s wrong with this Fox News map of the Middle East?


This from the broadcast corporation whose entertainment division runs a show called “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” Who knew that the consolation prize was a job in their graphics department?

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  1. K. Engels
    July 31st, 2009 at 03:13 | #1

    Maybe the artists got their middle east geography knowledge from watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In which Petra Jordan is right next to the pyramids at Giza, Egypt.

  2. K. Engels
    July 31st, 2009 at 03:15 | #2

    I should also say that I’m quite surprised that the Occupied West Bank is actually a different colour than Israel on a Fox News map.

  3. Tim Kane
    July 31st, 2009 at 04:29 | #3

    Iraq was conquered by Egypt?

    My degree is in Geography, and my areas studies concentration was the Middle East. Today I can’t find a decent job, but over at the News Network that tells me that my poverty is my fault and that the economy shouldn’t be changed, they can’t even distinguish Iraq from Egypt.

    Kind of frustrating to see this kind of thing.

  4. Hachi Gatsu
    August 1st, 2009 at 02:44 | #4

    Tim: Frustrating yes…surprising, sadly no.

    This, from Fox News…doesn’t really surprise me to be honest. Though I admit, I sat there blank for a few seconds with the thoughts “No they didn’t” running through my head, and then the fact that it’s from Fox News hit me, and all was (as much as it could be) right with the world. The day Fox News gets something right for once is the day I become an investment banker instead of a independent film maker.

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