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Fox News’ Map Room: Where Egypt Lies Between Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia

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By HVmedia on January 30, 2011


If you were bummed by the news that only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map despite an American troop presence since 2003, you’re really going to be upset when you see this screen grab.

If you’re looking for yet another reason to watch Al Jazeera English online over the three major American cable networks to get your news about the ongoing Egyptian protests, Brent Martin has your answer. Fox News, how cute, thinks Egypt is to the west of Iran, to the east of Syria and to the north of Saudi Arabia. No wonder only more young Americans can’t find Iraq on the map — Egypt’s in its place!

This screen grab, by the way, is from July 2009. Hopefully they’ve figured it out by now.

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If you’d like to know where Egypt really is, consult this more accurate map:

Mistakes are mistakes. They happen online, they happen in print, and they happen on television. But when the media’s more ripe for parody and entertainment than it is a bastion of honest news and information, we really have some deep and serious problems facing us.

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