In Fox Sports' Olympics Headline, a Geography Goof

It was a bit fuzzy on the Mideast yesterday
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2012 1:49 AM CDT
Fox Miffs Geography in Blooper Olympics Headline
No, Hamid Soryan is not moving to Baghdad from ... Iran.   (Facebook)

They're not bad at puns, but the writers at Fox Sports may need some geography lessons. Fox Sports ran a photo yesterday of Iranian athlete Hamid Soryan after he won his gold medal for Greco-Roman wrestling with the headline: "It's in the Baghdad," Gawker noticed. That could have been cute ... except for the fact that Baghdad is in Iraq, guys. It's not the first geography goof-up for Fox: Fox News mislabeled Iraq as Egypt in a 2009 broadcast—and called Utah Nevada in a program last year. (More 2012 London Olympics stories.)

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