Do Cry for Me Argentina
It won’t be easy, you’ll think it strange … if I even try to explain how a local CBS station mistook Colombia for Argentina during its coverage of the new Pope.
Now, U.S. networks are no strangers to geography gaffes (former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez is notorious). But you figure someone on the CBS production team would know better, particularly on a channel that reaches a high number of Latinos.
The new, Argentinian Pope took the name ”St. Francis of Assisi” in large part because of his work for the poor. Perhaps his first order of business should be to help those with a poor sense of place locate his homeland.
So while it may not be of biblical proportions, this mistake ranks right up there on the amateur-hour scale. And even an “ordinary, unimportant, and undeserving” Evita would cry.
- Paulo Molina, thatsamateurhour.com