Friday, October 21, 2011

Another Geography Flub in the Media!

Another mistake on a map distributed by the media.  This time it's in relation to baseball.  The map released by Fox sports illustrates where the player Colby Lewis has played from Detroit to Washington D.C. Kansas City, Oakland, Arlington, and even Japan.  Along with the labeled cities from which the team were from, the states that they were in also were highlighted.  This is where the problem comes in. Kansas City is in Missouri, however this map shades Kansas as its associated state.  Once again a simple mistake can be confusing millions and subjecting them to false perceptions of geography!

Ha-ha! Fox’s Colby Lewis graphic moves K.C. Royals to Kansas
Notice the Kansas City mistake? See the article here: