New York magazine’s Dan Amira spotted the latest example of MSNBC (and cable news, writ large) geography fails. During a monologue decrying Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on Thursday night, Lawrence O’Donnell seemed to be under the impression Yellowstone National Park existed in the state of Utah.
Amira described the geographical mistake as such:
Last night on The Last Word, while giddily analyzing the backlash in Utah against shutdown-supporting senator Mike Lee, Lawrence O’Donnell seemed to be under the impression that Yellowstone National Park is in Utah. In fact, the nation’s most famous national park resides mostly in Wyoming, with some land in Idaho and Montana. But not Utah.
In other recent geography fails: MSNBC’s Touré wrongly identified Kenya as being located on the “northern coast of Africa”; MSNBC ran a map of New York and Pennsylvania placing four cities in completely wrong locations; and a CNN map showed Hong Kong as being located on the eastern coast of South America.
Watch below, via MSNBC:
[h/t Dan Amira]
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