Whoops! They were only off by over ten thousand miles.

Here’s how it might have sounded in the post show meeting:

One possible explanation?

Ha!

  • Detective Sam Milos™

    What the hell…it’s the gubmint…close enough

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      That’s the problem . . . it’s not.

  • ItTakesFaith

    What’s 10,000 miles between friends? Map maker was probably a product of “stellar” American public education…

    • Ariadnea

      That’s common core in action, it’s not the right answer that matters but the effort.

  • in_awe

    Ahhh, the real question is whether the news reader even knew it was wrong or did she just carry-on?

    • GET OFF MY LAWN!

      Perhaps the graphic was super imposed on a green screen.

  • TJ

    Well at least they got it on the east coast of a continents. Just the wrong continents.

  • Jake Wilde

    I can only groan in discomfort at having fellow Americans be this stupid.

  • al hunt

    hong-congo!

    (for those that don’t know: during the pan am games a usoc worker wrote on a white board “WELCOME TO THE CONGO!” the workers claims due to the heat, people of Brazil got about 10 different kinds of outraged, the worker got fired, with the “advice” of the IOC the usoc issued an apology to Brazil, but the story doesn’t end there, the usoc had to then issue an apology to the Congo for apologizing to Brazil, so remember never write “welcome to the Congo on a white board when in brazil)

    • Z_He_Lives

      Win.

      • Patrick

        No, it is actually a loss. Wrong Continent! At least Satirist knew Mogadishu was located on the east coast (just had the wrong continent as well)…Sorry guys, love your posts normally but I fail to see how your geography skills are any better than CNN…

        • not a liberal

          True, but they are not on cable TV informing the uninformable.

        • Z_He_Lives

          Well, I was referring to the humor of “hong-congo” that was a win actually and not its geographical accuracy.

        • al hunt

          reference to an old IOC joke

          • Patrick

            My bad. I didn’t catch the reference :)

    • Clayton Grant

      More like Hong Mogadishu

      • Scorpion

        Or Hong Kazile.

        • Clayton Grant

          You’re right. That is SA

          • al hunt

            .

    • bungopony

      South America.

  • desicon

    Even Obama would have pointed it out correctly. It is on the western side of South America. It is the small island next to Chile.

  • desicon

    Now ask yourself, what percentage of CNN voters vote democrats. CNN logic, if Hong Kong can be in south America then Obama can be the greatest.

    • Ted H.

      This must be one of the 57 other states

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    In a related story, 88 million billion people in Hong Kong were able to enroll in ObamaCare, and we found them! -CNN

    • Scorpion

      In South America, not North America

  • ceemack

    So…the main language in Hong Kong isn’t English, or Cantonese, or even Mandarin, but…Spanish?

    • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

      Portuguese

      • ceemack

        I think Cantonese is easier to learn.

        • TexasMom2012

          Portuguese has a lot in common with Spanish which is Latin based. No way would Cantonese be easier to learn.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      portugese

  • journogal

    Well, I guess with Common Core now, this is considered “close enough” or a “good try.”
    Now, when will the liberals to remind us how stupid FOX News (Noise, Faux News, Faux Nooz) is?

    • arttie

      Yep, it is the correct planet.

  • Gregor Eisenstein

    This is CNN.

  • VerminMcCann

    Ha! Toure isn’t even the dumbest one.

  • Joe W.

    They were actually trying to point to Obama’s birthplace. Nailed it, too…

    • Michelle ✓classified

      That’s South America, not Africa. 😉

      • Joe W.

        Yeah…I noticed that after I posted. Oh well…at least I was closer than CNN….

        • TexasMom2012

          Right side of the equator anyway…

      • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

        …and it’s Earth, not Hell.

  • Scorpion

    The ferry to Macau must be nuclear powered.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      With Warshawski sails.

  • 3seven77

    Hong Kong is in Brazil? Who knew?

  • Jack Deth

    Looks like the tail end of Brazil to me.

    But I spent the night in a Holiday Inn Express.

    CNN obviously didn’t.

  • bicentennialguy

    Can we please put adults back in charge? Pretty please?

  • Mr. Fever Head

    MSNBC calls that Kenya.

  • vetgal1970

    Anyone still watching has already displayed that they don’t care about accuracy in their news reading.

  • DTM

    Well they’re at least like their viewers – oh wait they don’t have viewers. They can’t find CNN to watch it maybe.

  • Sua Sponte

    Must be getting their geography cues from Toure’…..

  • Michelle ✓classified

    OK so it’s surprising and amusing to us when the media gets the wrong place on a continent, but to have the entirely wrong continent? That’s just plain pathetic and embarrassing.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Not anymore, welcome to the future!

  • The Penguin

    Common core education at it’s best 😉

    • Ted H.

      Common Core FTF

  • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

    Maybe CNN’s map reader has been furloughed for the shutdown.

  • ObamaFail

    And liberals trust these morons to tell them what’s going on in the world? HA! No wonder every liberal is a misinformed moron.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    C’mon Wolfie — confess!

    Everything I Ever Needed To Know About CNN — I Learned On 9/18            [2009].

    • SpaceRacer423

      In fairness, Andy Richter did “Control the Universe” for two years.
      He may of has some pull with the questions. 😉

    • ICOYAR

      Wouldn’t be surprised to see geniuses engaging in toilet humor. Shakespeare did that as often in his plays (hard to understand due to obsolete language), and Mozart wrote ballads on girls licking him in his ass. Let’s not forget Benjamin Franklin’s famous essay “Fart Proudly”.

      Seriously.

      • SpaceRacer423

        absolutely correct.
        Shakespeare’s “clowns” usually had lines meant to appeal directly to “the peanut gallery.”
        Peanut gallery: people who bought the cheapest possible ticket, which was standing room only at the front of the stage. The name refers to the peanuts sold as a cheep snack for theatre goers to enjoy as the plays often ran over five hours.

      • divingpetrel

        And there is one of the stories from the Arabian Nights tales that deals with the shame of a bridegroom who farted so loudly at his wedding feast that he fled to China. And when he traveled back many years later to see if it was safe to return home, he overheard a woman using his fart as a marker of a particular time so he went back to China never to return.

  • Barry A. Brewer

    Keep in mind, these people are members of the “class” who keeps calling everyone ignorant rubes because they don’t know geography and only speak one language.

  • BoscoBolt

    What difference, at this point, does it make? It’s just CNN.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    Oh my goodness. They’re not even on the right hemisphere. Shyte. That was a really bad error.

  • SpaceRacer423

    It was a little known twist thrown into England’s contract with China. After the UK’s ownership of Hong Kong was transferred back to China the city itself was moved to South America.
    That’s why they say: “Hong Kong is the jewel of the South Atlantic.”

  • David

    “Ah, you were SO close . . . Here’s another smiley face sticker for you . . “

    • trekmyer

      Feel good college grads-pass/fail classes.

  • trekmyer

    cnn is so stupid—-even the pretender knows that is Pawkeestan

  • ICOYAR

    São Paulo changed it’s name?

  • John Howard

    Quit using Apple Maps and go with Google!

  • Jay Stevens

    Epic fail.

    Time to call up and find Hong Kong on Google Maps: less than 10 seconds and I am not a fast typist.

  • Chris Mears

    Did the “reporter” even notice it was wrong?

  • Jerry Anderson

    I think they meant King Kong

  • socalcon

    CNN intern furloughed in the shutdown.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Hong Kong / Rio . . . close enough.

  • EyesWideOpen

    Maybe we should give them a participation trophy for trying- we don’t want anyone to have their feelings hurt.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Were they playing Geoguessr?

  • WisconsinPatriot

    AWWWW, she tried real hard. Can’t we just put Hong Kong over there?

  • OpedAnderson

    U mean Hong Kong is not in Brazil?

  • Ramone Love

    LOL! LOL!

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    It’s stuff like this that makes me laugh whenever CNN promotes itself as the “most trusted name in news.”

  • PopArt

    Hmmm, based on CNN’s geographical expertise, I should be able to see Russia from my front door….. in New Jersey.

  • Steve Gregg

    Close enough for media work!

  • WHMay

    Hong Kong? Isn’t that where they speak Portachinese?

  • Chrissy the Hyphenated

    Ummm … Twitchy the news reports say “northwest China” … it’s not Hong Kong, but Hang Chong – that’s what it sounds like anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwVYj8qK6QI

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      Even the YouTube news report has it wrong. The attacks were in Shaanxi Province, which is pretty darn close to being right in the center of China.

      It’s kinda north, but definitely not west. And Hong Kong is way to the south … of CHINA .. not in South America which is like, you know, a-whole-nother CONTINENT.

      Didn’t these Leftie twats make a big deal about how dumb Sarah Palin was for mixing “country” and “continent” in a sentence one time?

  • Ken Alan Draper

    So, according to CNN Hong kong is in southern Brazil???!!!???

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Someone should call the CNN Headquarters in Montana & tell them they screwed up. (sarc)

  • TheKingJAK

    Well, there are a lot of Chinese in Kenya, but I don’t think HK has relocated, yet.