Image of the Day: What’s wrong with this graphic of GOP poll numbers?

Remember those puzzles we did as kids that showed a scene where all sorts of weird things were going on. Maybe, there was a child on a swing that was not connected to the crossbeam above it or a man playing tennis using a golf club instead of a tennis racket.

MSNBC treated viewers to its own version of “What’s wrong with this picture?” Only, the network wasn’t trying to do that. Here is a graphic that compiles data from the most recent Quinnipiac poll that appeared on-screen during its broadcast of “All In with Chris Hayes” on Tuesday. See how many mistakes you can pick out before reading on:


So how’d you make out? Did you notice that the head shots next to Trump and Carson are interchanged, with Carson’s face appearing next to Trump’s data and vice versa? How about the fact that the head shot next to the name Rubio is a picture of Ted Cruz? (Actually, if Fox News Channel had made that mistake, the network would be condemned as racist for thinking all Hispanics look alike.)

If you think this is pathetic, consider that during the 11 o’clock news hour, a revised version of the graphic was aired … and it still contained two of the errors.

The erroneous graphic comes two weeks after MSNBC apologized for airing a graphic showing the changing Israeli-Palestinian borders that was riddled with errors. But the real kicker is that when the segment aired in the 11 o’clock hour, MSNBC had fixed the Rubio error in the graphic, but not Carson and Trump. So they went back, double-checked the graphic, and still missed two errors.

(h/t Alex Griswold, Mediaite)

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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