CNN Learns Geography Lesson The Hard Way, Confuses Australia With Austria

CNN Learns Geography Lesson The Hard Way, Confuses Australia With Austria

The Turnbull Government has taken our border protection a few steps too far, building a fence on the border of Slovenia.

Hannah Edensor
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Or at least that’s what was reported by American cable news channel CNN.

Per reports from news.com.au, the 24-hour news channel has proven geography isn’t its strong point, and reported that Australia is set to construct a fence at our border with Slovenia. Except they meant to say Austria.

It’s probably just a typo by the person writing the news script and captioning the program, but either way, Twitter didn’t let them get away it.

US writer Matthew Yglesia spotted the embarrassing blunder and kickstarted the mocking spree:

And it was all downhill from there…

It’s just another error in the hilarious string of incorrect news reports from CNN, including crackers like the time they said a banner displaying a dildo at a Gay Pride parade was in fact an ISIS flag:

Or the time when they didn’t do math good:

And who could forget the time they called Putin ‘Jihadi John’: 510e0e0ea13cdcbd1f0af539f25f8942

Just another day in the life of America.