White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham is going after CNN for mislabeling Alabama as Mississippi during their coverage on Hurricane Dorian.
Grisham shared a photo of the mishap on Twitter, sharing the mistake for all of the world to see. While the graphic was only shown on-screen for about 10 seconds, the internet is forever.
“Hi @CNN, I know you guys are busy analyzing lines on a map, but perhaps you use your time to study up on U.S. geography?” Grisham said in the tweet alongside the photo of CNN’s botched graphic.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) September 5, 2019
Fox News reports CNN’s public relations team responded to being called out, quickly firing back: “Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, we made a mistake (which we fixed in less than 30 seconds). And now we are admitting it. You all should try it sometime.”
Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, we made a mistake (which we fixed in less than 30 seconds). And now we are admitting it. You all should try it sometime.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) September 5, 2019
Fox News also reports the mistake comes amid a larger conversation about Hurricane Dorian and initially projected reports which showed that it may hit Alabama (the real one).
Trump boldly declared that Alabama was in the storm’s path and was lambasted by CNN and others in mainstream media. Check it out:
President Trump initially tweeted that the hurricane would hit Alabama, apparently prompting the National Weather Service to clarify that Dorian wasn’t headed in that direction. Amid criticism, Trump doubled down — displaying a chart in the Oval Office on Wednesday that appeared to be altered with a black marker.
This was the originally projected path of the Hurricane in its early stages. As you can see, almost all models predicted it to go through Florida also hitting Georgia and Alabama. I accept the Fake News apologies! pic.twitter.com/0uCT0Qvyo6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2019
Just as I said, Alabama was originally projected to be hit. The Fake News denies it! pic.twitter.com/elJ7ROfm2p
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2019
CNN’s mistake was widely criticized online:
PROOF—Everything about CNN is not only fake but DUMB as well.
According to CNN, Mississippi invaded Alabama. LOL!
— CC (@ChatByCC) September 5, 2019
Just another example of coastal elites lecturing the rest of America.
We the People won’t forget. #Trump2020
— John Pence (@jepence) September 5, 2019
"East Mississippi," formerly known as Alabama.
— Garren Shipley (@GarrenShipley) September 5, 2019