Twitter has been abuzz today over an image from Fox News showing a map of the Middle East. What's the hubbub? Well, for starters, the map shows Egypt as being where Iraq should be, and, we guess, some other anonymous country in Egypt's spot. But the bigger news is that the image is, in fact, old news. It was originally circulated two years ago, presumably to show that Fox News doesn't know where Iraq is on a map.
So while the map itself may have been a legitimate gaffe on Fox News' part (and not the work of a miscreant with mad Photoshop skills) it's at the very least, an old gaffe.
I know, that's what I posted. The hoax is that it's being spread around the internet that it just happened.That's not what I'm reading in your link!
It seems to be an old but genuine error. Or "error"...
Fox News Fails to Find Egypt on the Map
It's Sad when Fox News Can't Find Egypt on a Map!
April LaJune, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Jan 30, 2011 Considering news happens fast and breaking news is even faster, it's been about five days or so since the uprising in Egypt. This seems like plenty of time for Fox News to get a clue as to where the riots are happening on the map, you'd think, but apparently, they are having a little trouble locating them.
With Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps and any other graphic of a map available on the Internet, more maps of the African continent are available at the touch of a button then ever before. However, Fox might want to use the excuse that the World Wide Web is down in Egypt therefore it's affecting their ability to find it somehow.
OK... I was just joking around Pengwuino... I didn't realize this was some kind of internal PF thing. I'm going to back out of this very slowly now...
They've given me infractions. They'll give anyone infractions.