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FOX News Not Sure Where Egypt Is


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  1. Please! Just the facts for Faux, Egypt is in the middle east, does it really natter where, as long as it's in the MIDDLE EAST on the Map!! LOL

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Jan 31, 2011 8:02:08 AM

  2. What's even worse? How many Fox viewers probably didn't even notice?

    Posted by: Brad | Jan 31, 2011 8:20:11 AM

  3. "What's even worse?" ... how many think we invaded Egypt instead of Iraq?

    Posted by: Joshua | Jan 31, 2011 8:29:51 AM

  4. that is FANTASTIC!

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Jan 31, 2011 8:31:41 AM

  5. Egypt is in North Africa not the Middle East

    Posted by: JT | Jan 31, 2011 8:44:05 AM

  6. you can tell from the crawl that this was from a couple of years ago, if indeed it is an actual screen shot at all. i am dubious, as much as i would like to think faux news could actually do something like this.

    Posted by: psgoodguy | Jan 31, 2011 8:53:02 AM

  7. Why should Fox bother itself with facts?

    Posted by: Danny | Jan 31, 2011 8:54:48 AM

  8. It is an actual screenshot, but it's also from July of 2009. You can Google it. Not sure why this is getting recycled now... I mean, I know why, but it's not news.

    Posted by: ColinATL | Jan 31, 2011 9:03:24 AM

  9. Lost a country, Fox News embarrassing!

    Posted by: Nathan James | Jan 31, 2011 9:19:59 AM

  10. The same can be said for most of the country.

    Posted by: Diogenes | Jan 31, 2011 9:23:09 AM

  11. @Joshua, yeah!
    This doesn't suprise me at all.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jan 31, 2011 9:30:23 AM

  12. Agreed, it is pretty bad, but it's not new. Media Matters noticed it in July 2009.

    But as is the way of the internet, it's been picked up and recycled without context ever since.

    Posted by: urban bohemian | Jan 31, 2011 9:47:15 AM

  13. Bachmann thought Egypt was the Capitol of Kenya, and Palin says she can see it from her backyard.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jan 31, 2011 9:49:52 AM

  14. Fake. People always believe whatever confirms their prejudices.

    PS Shouldn't we be above this bullshit? Or are you going to try arguing that MSNBC or whatever favored outlet doesn't make mistakes?

    Posted by: Dan | Jan 31, 2011 9:52:24 AM

  15. In absolute terms really shocking, in relative terms this comes as no great surprise.

    Posted by: nyrkr | Jan 31, 2011 9:54:35 AM

  16. Dont' blame FoxNews, the graphic was probably provided by the US State Dept.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Jan 31, 2011 10:04:27 AM

  17. It is not a surprise considering the ignorance and mental capacity (or lack there of) of their viewership.

    Posted by: Rad | Jan 31, 2011 10:20:40 AM

  18. They should've stopped and asked for directions!

    Posted by: BobC562 | Jan 31, 2011 10:50:34 AM

  19. If Augustus used this map in his campaign against Anthony and Cleopatra, the war would've gone very poorly for Rome. Jesus might have born into a very different world. But it looks like the producers at FOX News haven't gotten around to reading the New Testament yet.

    Posted by: John | Jan 31, 2011 11:07:50 AM

  20. Boy, that says it all about Fox, doesn't it? Too funny!

    Posted by: romeo | Jan 31, 2011 11:24:21 AM

  21. Granted, the US had only been at war with Iraq for EIGHT years when the pinheads at Fox posted this map.

    Just wondering why Towleroad is picking up on this at this late date.

    Posted by: Keeping Honest | Jan 31, 2011 11:36:43 AM

  22. That's just sad... They propagandized a war in Iraq for nearly ten years now and they don't even know where it is.

    Posted by: Dave | Jan 31, 2011 12:05:04 PM

  23. A lot of US-Americans are unbelievably stupid and ignorant. And they are not going to change. They make do with Fox.

    Posted by: Roman Bolliger | Jan 31, 2011 12:07:57 PM

  24. @Ted B.: The State Department knows where Iraq and Egypt are (even if you and the Foxwatchers can't figure out which state). I read about it, in WikiLeaks.

    Posted by: Runt | Jan 31, 2011 12:52:18 PM

  25. This is a really old Fox screen shot. It shouldn't be posted now as if it is being used in connection with the current crisis in Egypt. It is from a couple of years ago and was used in connection with a story on Iran.

    Posted by: JCMS | Jan 31, 2011 12:58:01 PM

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