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(Media Matters)   At the FoxNews graphics department, geography is HARD   (mediamatters.org) divider line 94
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2011-12-13 07:45:50 PM  
As a native Nevadan, I'm insulted.
 
2011-12-13 07:49:07 PM  

make me some tea: As a native Nevadan, I'm insulted.


I would be too.
 
2011-12-13 08:03:36 PM  
Glad to see that Fox vets their editors so well. I mean, this is the high standard that I expect from Fox and their ability to fact check and make sure that they are correct in all things...
 
2011-12-13 08:04:54 PM  

make me some tea: As a native Nevadan, I'm insulted.


At least we have real beer

/and legal hookers who are tested for STD's
//gonna have to look into the latter some day just once to say I did it
 
2011-12-13 08:08:53 PM  
I see what Ute did there
 
2011-12-13 08:12:32 PM  

martissimo: make me some tea: As a native Nevadan, I'm insulted.

At least we have real beer

/and legal hookers who are tested for STD's
//gonna have to look into the latter some day just once to say I did it


Uintah Brewing makes one of the best barleywines I've had. At 10.4% ABV I don't think they can sell it stateside, though.
 
2011-12-13 08:18:30 PM  

make me some tea: Uintah Brewing makes one of the best barleywines I've had. At 10.4% ABV I don't think they can sell it stateside, though.


There are some outstanding beers brewed in Utah, but the difference between what they taste like if purchased on a road trip through Utah and what I get locally at Lee's Discount Liquors is astounding
 
2011-12-13 08:21:03 PM  

martissimo: make me some tea: Uintah Brewing makes one of the best barleywines I've had. At 10.4% ABV I don't think they can sell it stateside, though.

There are some outstanding beers brewed in Utah, but the difference between what they taste like if purchased on a road trip through Utah and what I get locally at Lee's Discount Liquors is astounding


Indeed.

Whenever I was heading out for a camping trip in Utah, I'd buy my booze in Vegas before hitting the road. The state liquor stores there aren't half bad selection-wise, but you've got to catch em when they're open. I miss Lee's Liquor. Ah, memories.
 
2011-12-13 08:38:22 PM  
I wish I had Photoshop skills, but you know Fox News would've gotten more bites calling Utah "Land of the Heathens" and Colorado as "The American Holy Land".
 
2011-12-13 08:52:17 PM  
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that these graphics folks would have sucked at the giant map game at the end of the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? game show.
 
2011-12-13 08:53:56 PM  
Assholes.
There are unemployed cartographers.
 
2011-12-13 08:54:24 PM  

vudukungfu: Assholes.
There are unemployed cartographers.


Yes but I'll bet they aren't conservatives.
 
2011-12-13 09:00:22 PM  
Fair and balanced, equal time for the factually incorrect!
 
2011-12-13 09:03:34 PM  
How many posts till we get the Obama 57 states quip when this goes green?
 
2011-12-13 09:08:17 PM  
These are the same people who hired Sarah Palin.
 
2011-12-13 09:17:41 PM  
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some . . . people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over HERE in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.
 
2011-12-13 09:19:00 PM  
THIS IS PROOF THAT OUR EDUCATION DOESN'T WORK!

OBAMA LOSES AND SARAH PALIN IS PRESIDENT FOR LIFE!

 
2011-12-13 09:20:30 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: How many posts till we get the Obama 57 states quip when this goes green?


14, apparently.
 
2011-12-13 09:26:20 PM  
They must really hate the Mormons to just erase the state like that.
 
2011-12-13 09:27:11 PM  
Well, to be fair, most of the political people I know are liberals. Geography kind of has a liberal bias.
 
2011-12-13 09:29:19 PM  

hubiestubert: Glad to see that Fox vets their editors so well. I mean, this is the high standard that I expect from Fox and their ability to fact check and make sure that they are correct in all things...


I imagine the people who produce the graphics for FOX as self-loathing souls who need the paycheck too much to quit, and perhaps genuinely don't give a fark if the stuff's not accurate. Perhaps they even relish the idea of knowing it's wrong - a sort of 'fark you' to their bosses.
 
2011-12-13 09:34:43 PM  

Otherwise Just Fine: hubiestubert: Glad to see that Fox vets their editors so well. I mean, this is the high standard that I expect from Fox and their ability to fact check and make sure that they are correct in all things...

I imagine the people who produce the graphics for FOX as self-loathing souls who need the paycheck too much to quit, and perhaps genuinely don't give a fark if the stuff's not accurate. Perhaps they even relish the idea of knowing it's wrong - a sort of 'fark you' to their bosses.


Considering the poll that made the graphic showing Obama being higher than the current GOP field, you have to wonder if someone was yanking their chain. The disbelief on the Stepford Wives faces was genuine, and you almost felt sorry for them. Almost as sorry as you felt for them when they had to report Obama winning the first time around...
 
2011-12-13 09:45:10 PM  
This can only mean one thing: Barack Obama is the best president ever.
 
2011-12-13 10:01:05 PM  
 
2011-12-13 10:26:15 PM  

bigpeeler: This can only mean one thing: Barack Obama is the best president ever.


He's working on it. By the end of his second term, count on his entry into history as one of the top five.
 
2011-12-13 10:53:34 PM  

dahmers love zombie: bigpeeler: This can only mean one thing: Barack Obama is the best president ever.

He's working on it. By the end of his second term, count on his entry into history as one of the top five.


Not a chance in hell, and I more less like the guy, but for that to happen he has to take a serious "I don't give a shiat" attitude in his second term, and somehow get congress to go along with it (the latter is the hard part)

This country is far too divided for any real progress
 
2011-12-13 11:08:41 PM  

martissimo: Not a chance in hell, and I more less like the guy, but for that to happen he has to take a serious "I don't give a shiat" attitude in his second term, and somehow get congress to go along with it (the latter is the hard part)


I don't know. I think it ends up depending on how his presidency ultimately shapes the future. He will still be noted in history just because he's the first black man to be President and books will be written about him for centuries to come just because of that fact, and because of that his presidency will be scrutinized in every way imaginable.
 
2011-12-13 11:09:14 PM  
damnit subby, it's geography are HARD... get it right!
 
2011-12-13 11:26:35 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: damnit subby, it's geography are HARD... get it right!


Does are kids be a'larnin?
 
2011-12-13 11:26:48 PM  
Sub-it.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-12-13 11:27:34 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2011-12-13 11:32:51 PM  

hubiestubert: THIS IS PROOF THAT OUR EDUCATION DOESN'T WORK!

OBAMA LOSES AND SARAH PALIN IS PRESIDENT FOR LIFE!


Exactly what I was thinking. It's like a subliminal argument to abolish the Department of Education.

"We got us one of them fancy socialist liberal DoE edjumications and look how stupid we are! Get rid of the DoE before they stupidize your grandkids too!"
 
2011-12-13 11:38:15 PM  
This unfortunately points out the trend in the media where it is more important to "be first" as opposed to "being right..." and sadly this looks like a segment that Fox could have taken its time to get it right.

I do not visit Media Matters, but I have to ask, does MM point out when the Washington Post, NYT, or Boston Globe make mistakes, or is their only mission to focus on Fox News?
 
2011-12-13 11:41:41 PM  
Do we really need any more threads to prove what a bastion of moral bankrupcy Murdoch and Company are?
 
2011-12-13 11:43:34 PM  
IT'S A CONSPIRACY BY SOROS! 57 STATES CORPSEMAN FANCY MUSTARD GIT-R-DUN!
 
2011-12-13 11:44:03 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Uchiha_Cycliste: damnit subby, it's geography are HARD... get it right!

Does are kids be a'larnin?


aye, yup!
 
2011-12-13 11:46:43 PM  
See, i'm thinking they did this so that they can just claim their "graphics dept" is in error, not FOX.

No, no, no....FOX would never do that.
 
2011-12-13 11:48:08 PM  
If it were CBS, they would have just made up the names of ALL the states.

upload.wikimedia.org

What bias?
 
2011-12-13 11:48:16 PM  
If that map is accurate, remind me to cancel my trip to Vegas.
 
2011-12-13 11:49:02 PM  

SevenizGud: What bias?


Did you just pull a "Bu-bu-bu-but CBS!"?
 
2011-12-13 11:51:10 PM  

SevenizGud: If it were CBS, they would have just made up the names of ALL the states.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x202]

What bias?


But they didn't screw up the names of any states. Fox did. Your hypothetical cry-fapping is baseless and sad.
 
2011-12-13 11:51:47 PM  
Someone made a typo at FOX...QUICK...TO THE MEDIAMATTERS CHOPPAH.
 
2011-12-13 11:51:56 PM  

make me some tea: vudukungfu: Assholes.
There are unemployed cartographers.

Yes but I'll bet they aren't conservatives.


Geography has a known liberal bias.

And this is still my favorite Fox "mistake" habit. And don't try telling me it's accidental:

Fox - Habitually Mislabeling Politicians (new window)
 
2011-12-13 11:56:26 PM  

SevenizGud: If it were CBS, they would have just made up the names of ALL the states.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x202]

What bias?


Okay, I was going to give you a 3/10, but you actually got some bites.

5/10, maybe?
 
2011-12-13 11:57:37 PM  

andrewagill: SevenizGud: If it were CBS, they would have just made up the names of ALL the states.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x202]

What bias?

Okay, I was going to give you a 3/10, but you actually got some bites.

5/10, maybe?


I give him 3/5ths.
 
2011-12-13 11:58:46 PM  

SevenizGud: If it were CBS, they would have just made up the names of ALL the states.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x202]

What bias?


I'm having trouble understanding the point of that.
 
2011-12-14 12:00:03 AM  

stoli n coke: SevenizGud: If it were CBS, they would have just made up the names of ALL the states.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x202]

What bias?

But they didn't screw up the names of any states. Fox did. Your hypothetical cry-fapping is baseless and sad.


Oh, I see. Mislabeling a state on a map is important, but forging documents that intend to show the nominee of one of the major USA parties went AWOL during a war two months before the presidential election is not that important to be accurate about. I mean, it isn't nearly as important as, say, map labeling in a segment that will last 12 seconds.

Yeah...got it.
 
2011-12-14 12:04:37 AM  

make me some tea: SevenizGud: If it were CBS, they would have just made up the names of ALL the states.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x202]

What bias?

I'm having trouble understanding the point of that.


The point is that someone hits the "mark" button on their graphic labeler nine ten-thousandths of an inch away from target and you libtards scream like someone started WWIII.

But someone at a network that is NOT Fox deliberately tries to use the network to subvert democracy, and ....crickets.

Get it yet, or should I make up a map for you?
 
2011-12-14 12:06:33 AM  

make me some tea: As a native Nevadan, I'm insulted.


Your state's been Nevada for, like, ever. They're just letting the other state be Nevada now, for a while. That's why it's Fair and Balanced.
 
2011-12-14 12:07:36 AM  

stoli n coke: IT'S A CONSPIRACY BY SOROS! 57 STATES CORPSEMAN FANCY MUSTARD GIT-R-DUN!


corpseman is still funny
 
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