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10 times news graphics went terribly, terribly wrong

Let’s all be grateful that our work mistakes aren’t portrayed live on television.

NEWSROOMS ARE BUSY places, so it’s understandable that a mistake is made from time to time.

Unfortunately, those mistakes are often made in front of thousands of people on live new broadcasts.

These news graphic fails demonstrate just how wrong things can go.

The time someone mixed up South Africa with South America

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Source: The Daily What

The time someone got a little bit too honest

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Source: Hmongplus

The time a few letters being missing made a big statement

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Source: The Chive

The time a state’s abbreviation took on a new meaning

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Source: Newscast Studio

The time someone’s brain had an actual meltdown

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Source: Media Matters

 The time a viewer got one over on the network

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Source: The Chive

The time a lesson in writing captions made it to air

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Source: Failblog

The time a caption was just deeply ill-thought-out

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Source: Mediabistro

The time someone writing about education forgot how to spell education

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Source: Huffington Post

The time someone was just entirely wrong

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Source: Huffington Post

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