MSNBC experienced a geography fail during Martin Bashir's show on Tuesday.
Correspondent Kristen Welker was discussing President Obama's upcoming bus tour when the show aired a graphic that misplaced four of the cities he will be visiting. As TV Newser pointed out, the map moved Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton east closer to the New York border, while Scranton was 40 miles off from its actual location:
Bashir later tweeted,
Russert — whose father Tim Russert was born in Buffalo — had said,
Thank you viewers (and Buffalo bloodline @lukerussert) for pointing out our erroneous PA/NY map...an honest geographic mistake...
— Martin Bashir (@BashirLive) August 14, 2013
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) August 14, 2013