Geography Fail: Thailand is not Taiwan

San Jose Mercury News headline claims "Taiwan hunts for shrine bomber."

Journalism geography fail.

On Monday in Thailand, a deadly pipe bomb exploded at the Erawan Shrine, a popular tourist attraction, killing twenty people and injuring more than 100 others. As far as I am aware, absolutely nothing of this nature happened in Taiwan -- an entirely separate and different country -- this past week.

Someone at the San Jose Mercury News apparently doesn't know the different between Taiwan and Thailand. The above headline regarding the bomb blast ran in Wednesday's paper. I think Taiwan would be pretty surprised to learn that it's supposed to be hunting for the shrine bomber.

I'm guessing somebody at the Mercury News got yelled at.

(Thanks, Shirley.)


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