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Geography Fail: MSNBC Places Four Cities in Completely Wrong Spots on Map


"An honest geographic mistake."

MSNBC host Martin Bashir showed an incorrect map of New York and Pennsylvania on his Tuesday program, placing all four prominent cities displayed on the map in blatantly incorrect geographic locations.

MSNBC Geography Mistake This map showed on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon places four cities in incorrect locations. (Photo credit: Mediaite)

The map showed Syracuse about 150 miles east of its actual location, Binghamton roughly 150 northeast of its location, Buffalo a few hundred miles east of where the city actually rests, and Scranton nearly 100 miles west of where it should be.

Host Martin Bashir acknowledged the error late Tuesday night on Twitter, saying the showing of the "erroneous PA/NY map" was "an honest geographic mistake."

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Watch the clip below:

Last month, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams had to issue an on-air correction for a geography error.

"New Hampshire's gone, vanished, it apparently moved to Vermont, and then New York took over a bunch of territory and nobody knew it," Williams said.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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