South Africa, South America, Same Difference…

A picture circulating the Internet shows a screen shot of Chicago TV’s channel WGN-9 during a broadcast of the recent World Cup in South Africa, featuring a map of South America labeled “South Africa.”

I have not been able to find the actual broadcast, but a comments page on Chicago’s News at Nine still shows some viewer’s comments regarding the blunder.

Upon reading about this geographic mistake, I could not help but wonder: in its tireless search for Osama Bin Laden, are Americans looking in the right continent? [I mean, I’m just asking…]

Hat tip: LatinVision

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2 Responses to South Africa, South America, Same Difference…

  1. Too freaking funny (can you use real language in your blog?, can I say too fucking funny? let me know)

  2. Tod says:

    Most interesting mistake…and to think that whomever posted that on that TV station likely has a four year collegiate degree…

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