NATO Video Flubs Chicago Facts

Welcome to the capital of Illinois ... doh
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2012 4:55 PM CDT
Updated May 4, 2012 5:26 PM CDT
The Chicago skyline.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Chicago hosts a NATO summit later this month, and NATO officials have a handsome new video out trumpeting the choice of the city. The problem, points out the Chicago Tribune, is that said video needed a fact-checker:

  • It referred to Chicago as the capital of Illinois. Sorry, Springfield.
  • It said President Obama "grew up" in the city. Sorry Honolulu and Jakarta.
  • It said the Tribune was founded by Col. Robert McCormick. Sorry James Kelly, John E. Wheeler, and Joseph KC Forest.
NATO has since corrected the errors, but you can see the original video at the Tribune. The edited version is here.

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