MSNBC anchor Kate Snow has expressed regret for the network’s use of a map intended to show how Palestinians have lost land to Israel since 1946.
The map, which showed an ever-shrinking Palestinian territory in green (right), has been criticized–even dismissed as anti-Israel propaganda–and Snow said on air Monday afternoon “we realized after we went off the air the maps were not factually accurate and we regret using them.”
Earlier in the day, Snow sent a message via Twitter that read, “we made a mistake.”
Snow brought back her guest from the segment last Thursday, former NBC News correspondent Martin Fletcher, who said “the bottom line is it was completely wrong.” The map, he noted, shows at the far left a nearly fully green state of Palestine. “There was no state called Palestine.”
Fletcher said he realized the maps were incorrect during last week’s segment, but didn’t say anything. “I wish I’d said it right away when I saw them,” he said. Snow said the map–and the reaction to it–highlights “how difficult it is to cover the Middle East.”