August 6, 2012: Fox News has always had a shaky grasp of geography. Today foxsports.com lived up to its sister company's reputation by posting the following headline with a story about Hamid Soryan's gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the London Olympic Games:
It's In The Baghdad!
Unfortunately, Soryan hails from Iran, and Baghdad is, of course, in Iraq.
Believe it or not, this counts as progress for Fox. At least News Corp. now acknowledges the existence of Baghdad. In July 2009 Foxs Live Desk presented a map of the Middle East with Egypt taking Iraq's place between Syria and Iran.