NBC Nightly News apologizes for misplacing state of New Hampshire

NBC Nightly News apologizes for misplacing state of New Hampshire

Brian WIlliams apologizesIn the old joke, a waiter asks a customer how he found his steak. The man, by way of showing how skimpy the portion was, replies, “I moved some peas aside, and there it was.”

It might be said in a similar vein that NBC Nightly News found the state of New Hampshire by moving Vermont aside. The primetime show misplaced the Granite State on a map on Tuesday meant to show the location of Lac-Mégantic, the town in Canada that was the scene of a deadly explosion and fire after a train derailment.

Today, Evan McMurry of Mediaite notes, Nightly News’s host, Brian Williams issued a mea culpa, jokingly telling viewers:

New Hampshire’s gone! Vanished. It apparently moved to Vermont, and then New York took over a bunch of territory and no one knew it. New Hampshire was lost by our graphics department. It has since been found and put back.

McMurry notes that Williams went on the praise New Hampshire as, among other things, the state that gave us comedians Seth Myers and Sarah Silverman. That’s the same Sarah Silverman who unceremoniously tweeted on July 5:

I’d very much like to anally probe @govwalker each time he needs to make an ‘informed decision.’

Figures NBC would find her to be a prospective source of pride.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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