Unsurprisingly, CNN spent the better part of their morning reporting on President Donald Trump showing an “apparently altered” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map of Hurricane Dorian’s suspected path of travel. They believed that Trump added an additional line onto the map to cover for a “gaffe” he made in which he claimed that the disaster may travel through Florida into Alabama.
“Over the course of the storm’s development, Trump has erroneously claimed multiple times that Alabama had been in the storm’s path,” read the article. “The claim got pushback from weather experts, including the Birmingham, Alabama, branch of the National Weather Service.”
In fact, they wrote a whole story speculating on who could have possibly written the line on the map, and what writing utensil they used. (Sharpie was a fan favorite, with one MSNBC host diving into Trump’s history with the permanent marker.)
“A White House official told CNN there had been a discussion in the Oval Office before the briefing about what the early models showed and that Dorian could have been worse than initial projections. One of the officials in the room agreed and used a black marker, unprompted, to make the point by extending a line all the way into the southeast region of Alabama, according to the official, who described the situation as ‘innocuous.'”
CNN host Brian Stelter went so far as to call the little line one of the most ‘egregious errors of the Trump presidency’:
#TrumpSharpie is actually one of the most egregious errors of the Trump presidency — because it involves a real-life emergency situation. pic.twitter.com/gZ3KVXyOVo
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 5, 2019
But while they were busy losing their minds over a black line on Trump’s map, they seemed to completely forget that they had royally messed up a map of their own.
Luckily, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham was available to check the anti-Trump network.
Hi @CNN, I know you guys are busy analyzing lines on a map, but perhaps you use your time to study up on U.S. geography? pic.twitter.com/kVgifHfPK4
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) September 5, 2019
Yes, while the President was worried that Hurricane Dorian would affect Alabama, CNN appears to have completely removed it from the map altogether. I guess a natural disaster can’t bother a state that no longer exists.
Twitter collectively laughed over the hypocritical outrage from a network that many people – including the President himself – consider to be rife with “fake news” stories.
You gotta be a real dumbass to mistake Alabama for Mississippi, but hey folks….IT’S CNN!
See their ratings lately?
It’s kinda self-explanatory.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) September 5, 2019
PROOF—Everything about CNN is not only fake but DUMB as well.
According to CNN, Mississippi invaded Alabama. LOL!
— CC (@ChatByCC) September 5, 2019
“East Mississippi,” formerly known as Alabama.
— Garren Shipley (@GarrenShipley) September 5, 2019
lol, CNN is the armpit of the media.
— Software_Guy?☠️ (@Software_Guy) September 5, 2019
Fake Map from the Fake News people at CNN. Just hate to admit Trump was correct. #FakeNewsCNN
— Thomas Whitehead (@tomcnohonyc) September 5, 2019
@CNN = PWNEDhttps://t.co/Vu4m7FKtrt
— RebelChick (@RebelChick1111) September 5, 2019
This explains why they were so shocked when Trump correctly warned Alabama! They were warning Mississippi! pic.twitter.com/l6BBw4IjaZ
— PB Firearms (@FirearmsPB) September 5, 2019
This tweet just need a…….. pic.twitter.com/UzC5326lQU
— the_left_turnedme_right (@gonlozano) September 5, 2019
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