Monday, June 20, 2011

E-mail to Inside Edition

Hi there,
Just thought you might like to know that in the 'foreign language syndrome' story on tonight's show, you made a glaring error when you showed your map of the United Kingdom or 'Ireland' and 'England' as you described it. The island of Ireland is divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. Mainland Britain is divided into Scotland in the north and England in the south, with Wales in the west. Scotland and Wales are not part of England, but are part of the United Kingdom. Please consult an atlas next time you decide to show a map. With television like this it's easy to see why Americans have such a reputation for knowing absolutely nothing about the rest of the world.
David Blackwood.


C7 said...

Americans also have such a reputation because it's fucking true.

Blackwood said...

I just got steamed by the complete obliviousness to the ignorant statements they made. And also the fact no one bothered to check it.

C7 said...

Map errors on mainstream media occur shockingly often in this country. But then, I'm kind of a snob about maps.