EPIC MEDIA FAIL: CNN’s Rick Sanchez places Hawaii off the coast of South America

(RAW STORY)   CNN host Rick Sanchez may have been trying to overdramatize yesterday’s earthquake in Chile by placing Hawaii off the coast of Ecuador for his more geographically-challenged viewers.

Or maybe he just doesn’t know where the South Pacific island state is located.

Shortly after yesterday’s 8.8-magnitude temblor, fears grew about a tsunami hitting Hawaii, and that’s when Sanchez displayed a map of South America.

“And this is Hawaii,” he said, pointing to the Galapagos Islandssome 500 miles off the coast of Ecuador. The actual Hawaiian islands are another 4,000 miles northwest of where Sanchez indicated.

The Galapagos being much closer to Chile than Hawaii, it may have been an attempt to overestimate the danger and keep his viewers tuned in.

But, in another segment of yesterday’s coverage, the news host asked a tsunami expert to explain how much “nine meters” is.

“Nine meters in English is what?” Sanchez asked.

“We just ran the phrase through Google translator, and apparently ‘nine meters’ in English roughly translates to ‘nine meters,'” quips Kyle Munzenrieder at Miami New Times.

The following video was broadcast on CNN Feb. 27, 2010, and uploaded to YouTube by user BiggyBigable.

The following video was broadcast on CNN Feb. 27, 2010, and uploaded to YouTube by user dryfhout14.


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4 Responses to EPIC MEDIA FAIL: CNN’s Rick Sanchez places Hawaii off the coast of South America

  • Well, that is our federally funded, public educational system for you.

  • LOL and theres Hawaii Really, can they be that stupid. I mean it looked like that map they were looking at had the name printed out. Is it that The media is hell bent and scaring the world and American people so bad that they are willing to lie about where Hawaii is. Oh wait no thats right and Utah is right next to Paris, France and the Sun Revolves around the Earth.

  • I remember when Rick Sanchez was in Miami in the late 80’s. I thought at the time, “Man is this guy a little lying chicksh*t or what?”. Well lo and behold here he is telling more pro-Israel, pro-war lies for CNN(Communist News Network). Obviously, one of the “Chosen Ones” spotted him when they were in little Tel Aviv… Palm Beach.

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