In an analysis of the upcoming 2018 midterm races, MSNBC’s Katy Tur confused two flyover states while on the air.
The MSNBC anchor mixed up Montana and North Dakota on her show Thursday while discussing midterm polling in Senate races with MSNBC reporter Steve Kornacki.
Tur got her facts jumbled as she pointed out Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp running in Montana, instead of Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.
“And, by the way, you’re looking at Montana in the ‘unassigned’ and Montana, the polling, doesn’t show Heidi Heitkamp in a particularly — I’m sorry, Tester,” Tur said. “Uh, not Montana. I’m talking about North Dak — nope, never mind.”
After some confusion, Kornacki attempted to save the MSNBC host.
“Tester — that’s the other possibility, that Republicans could add,” he said, as Tur tried to explain.
“Ignore me. Ignore me. I was getting Montana and North Dakota confused because — I don’t know, I just was,” Tur said.
Naturally viewers who witnessed the faux-pas were happy to mock Tur’s error on Twitter.
MSNBC’s Katy Tur doesn’t know the difference between Montana and North Dakotapic.twitter.com/g12Hu1F6uk
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 1, 2018
Ohhh no. Katy Tur and facts don’t go well together. https://t.co/96fGSUCbW2
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 1, 2018
Well, in her defense, she doesn’t know the difference between real and fake news, either.
— Eric K (@ekenoss) November 1, 2018
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 1, 2018
Normally I’d be inclined to let this one slide, but because Ms. Tur is one of those “journalists” who doesn’t let *anybody else’s* brain freezes & tongue-slips slide if she doesn’t share their politics, she’s fair game, baby.
— Neverevernever, nope – not ever! (@leilanitexas) November 1, 2018
Dammit, Jim. She’s a firefighter, not a cartographer!
— Small Gov Lizard (@smallgovlizard) November 1, 2018
— Arthur Fortune (@CBove1) November 1, 2018
Geography is hard
— Buff Maloney (@bmaloney7861) November 1, 2018
She was getting confused because MT and ND are irrelevant to her and her “team”!
— Duopianos (@stgreene61) November 1, 2018
They look the same from 35k feet.
— (((Jay Lampert))) (@MortChristenson) November 1, 2018
These east and west coasters aren’t very good with their geography.
— Terry Kern (@crapsplayer58) November 1, 2018
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