Saturday, February 09, 2008

CNN has trouble with U.S. geography.

Over at CNN Politics, the map folks are a bit confused about today's primary contests. Both parties are holding contests in Washington and Louisiana today, while Democrats-only fight for Nebraska and Republicans-only compete in Kansas (if you can call it competition -- Huckabee apparently beat McCain almost 3 to 1). Here, however, is a screen-cap of the CNN page:

Let's zoom in just a bit:

A cursory look at a U.S. map shows us that CNN has highlighted South Dakota for the Democrats (who voted on Super Tuesday) and Nebraska for the Republicans!

Silly CNN!

UPDATE: One hour after writing this (and contacting CNN myself), the map has been corrected.

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