Thursday, 10 June 2010

WC2010: Will the US turn up?

WC2010: Will the US turn up?


We all make mistakes, annoyingly

But is this a mistake, or a complete cock-up?

Granted, Brazil will host the World Cup in 2014, but to confuse South America with South Africa, for the graphics editor to OK the job, for the news editor of channel WGN of Chicago to sign off the visuals before the on-air report...


Some commentators are offering the WGN graphics department the benefit of their doubt:

... something makes me think that the mistake was based in a lack of knowledge of geography rather than a simple confusion between ‘South Africa and South America.’ The question to ask is, how many other media outlets will make similar mistakes during the coverage this summer? I would bet that they just default to showing the entire continent of Africa to be safe

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