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0 Fox News Misplaces Egypt, and confusion reigns in the TV newscasts

Moving Egypt to where Iraq should be is pretty odd since someone actually had to do this graphic for it to be posted. Are they just making it up as they go along? Can’t they use the Internet to get a map? How does this sort of thing happen on a network in the first place? 
 (update did a little digging & found that the below picture is actually from an older story from 2009...but it did happen as described and was featured in the huffington post: )

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“Autocratic regimes give me the willies.”
Thus spoke the halfwit Geraldo Rivera on Fox News, late on Saturday night. Rivera was discussing the situation in Egypt with Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter whose coverage of the matter of weapons of mass destruction being in Iraq was later discredited. Although Miller had spent time reporting from Cairo, she didn’t have much to say, except the obvious, about Egypt.
Rivera plowed on, eventually putting his hands over his mouth and shouting, “Mubarak, get out.” And then announcing, “That’s my editorial.” 

Perhaps Fox News was airing this baloney on the assumption that nobody was watching, it being near 11 p.m. ET on a Saturday. At the same time, over on CNN, anchor Don Lemon was talking to a man named Moawad, an Egyptian living in the United States. The conversation, such as it was, veered into black comedy. Lemon asked, “What brought you here? Was it the situation there? What made you come?” And Moawad replied, “My wife.” From there it went like this, Q: “It was your wife?” A: “Yes.” Q: “Would you feel safe going back at this point?” Mr. Moawad looked round as if he’d been the victim of a prank.

The screens in the studio were showing endless footage of chaos on the streets of Cairo.
Watching TV coverage of the crisis in Egypt over the weekend was not always such a bizarre experience, but it was a bracing reminder of the limitations of TV news at such times. First, the Egyptian government’s shutdown of the Internet and other communications methods meant that most TV coverage relied on a limited amount of footage being repeated endlessly. Often, on CBC NN, a reporter was on the phone while footage that was not connected to the report aired. CNN went in for punditry over the weekend, having very limited access to knowledge of what was happening on the ground. Sometimes, they were talking to American tourists in Cairo who peered out the window and described what they saw.

The most incisive coverage came, of course, from Al Jazeera English, which is easily available in Canada, unlike the U.S. market, where it is rarely offered to cable or satellite customers. Here, anyone can get it at a cost of about $2 a month. This is a situation in which Al Jazeera surges to the fore in coverage – it knows the region better than any other broadcaster and is better staffed there than any other outfit. The seriousness of its journalism stands in startling contrast to what CNN and Fox offer,

Right after Geraldo Rivera did his shouting, and said, “That’s my editorial,” he laughed. Though it was more of a giggle. Darn funny fella, that halfwit. Darn funny situation, Egypt, isn’t it?

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