But CNN is still a bit confused. On Sunday, as thousands of Eastern Ukrainians participated in a referendum to ostensibly determine self-rule, CNN took us into the action. Yep, right into … Pakistan.
“The CNN International map was a human error,” spokesman Bridget Leininger told The Washington Post. “A producer did not completely fulfill the map program, therefore the program went to a default map.”
The mistake, which was first exposed by the Twitter handle Russian Market, follows a similar situation last week when Fox News admitted it had accidentally used images of grieved Tibetan sherpas in a story about South Koreans mourning the sunken ferry. And as Russia Today points out, CNN has committed cartographic crimes before.
“If I could ask this, please be gentle with our producer as it was a human error,” CNN’s Leininger said in an e-mail. “It was not an intentional, nor an editorial decision.”