I have to admit it... I'm horrible at geography. And geometry. Any of the geo's, apparently.
But this one I know... that's NOT Alabama on the map used by the Seattle Times.
THAT would be Mississippi.
It didn't take long for people to notice the gaffe--
Nor did it take long for an apology ... and a new map!
We deleted a previously tweeted map that contained a geographical error. Apologies to our friends in Mississippi & Alabama! Correct map here pic.twitter.com/GjUYxzIQh4— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) August 26, 2017
Cue the comedians--
Just thankful you didn't call us Arkansas— Time Outdoors (@volleypc) August 28, 2017
Hey, it's not the first time Mississippi has been overlooked during hurricane coverage-
Weather Channel once called MS a land mass & now we are Alabama. So sad! 😩😱😳— Anne Miller Knight (@anne_knight) August 27, 2017
People got upset with The Weather Channel back in 2012 during coverage of "Isaac". Fox's Shepard Smith was notably irritated by it--