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PoliticsCNN and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham spar over a mistake in the network's Hurricane Dorian coverage

23:30  05 september  2019
23:30  05 september  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

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CNN and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham sparred on Twitter on Thursday over a mistake the network made in a graphic on Hurricane Dorian . Grisham was seemingly referencing CNN ' s coverage of map altered with a sharpie that Trump presented on Wednesday as he gave an

As Hurricane Dorian darkened the skies over the Carolinas on Thursday, the Category 2 We're all just ‘irredeemable deplorables’ to the likes of @ CNN ,” tweeted Hogan Gidley, the White House ’s principal deputy press secretary , referring to the network ’ s confusion of Alabama and Mississippi.

CNN on Thursday took a jab at White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham after she criticized a mistake in the network's coverage on Hurricane Dorian.

CNN and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham spar over a mistake in the network's Hurricane Dorian coverage© REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Grisham ridiculed CNN on Twitter after it incorrectly showed the state of Alabama as Mississippi on a graphic.

She tweeted, "Hi @CNN, I know you guys are busy analyzing lines on a map, but perhaps you use your time to study up on U.S. geography?"

Responding directly to Grisham's tweet, CNN Communications official Twitter account said, "Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, we made a mistake (which we fixed in less than 30 seconds). And now we are admitting it. You all should try it sometime."

Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm

Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, its record 185 mph (297 kph) winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters. Dorian slammed into Elbow Cay in Abaco island at 12:40 p.m., and then made a second landfall near Marsh Harbour at 2 p.m., after authorities made last-minute pleas for those in low-lying areas to evacuate. "It's devastating," said Joy Jibrilu, director general of the Bahamas' Ministry of Tourism and Aviation. "There has been huge damage to property and infrastructure. Luckily, no loss of life reported.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving the job without ever having briefed the press . CNN has learned she is returning to the East Wing as first lady Melania Trump' s chief of staff as President Donald Trump' s new chief of staff Mark Meadows shakes up the communications team in

Grisham began serving as White House press secretary on July 1, 2019. In the 288 days between that day and Tuesday -- when, as CNN "She is a near-staple on the network , appearing 26 times for extended interviews since August, more than all of her other network TV appearances combined

This is just the latest skirmish in a long line of battles between CNN and the Trump administration.

Grisham was seemingly referencing CNN's coverage of map altered with a sharpie that Trump presented on Wednesday as he gave an update on Hurricane Dorian to bolster his false claim that Alabama was in the hurricane's trajectory.

Trump may have broken the law in altering the map.

Despite widespread criticism - including from meteorologists - Trump has refused to back down on the matter and continued to tweet about it into Thursday.

7-Year-Old Boy Is First Reported Hurricane Dorian Related Death, Sister Missing

7-Year-Old Boy Is First Reported Hurricane Dorian Related Death, Sister Missing The first death due to Hurricane Dorian is being reported by The Bahamas Press. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio Inc The Bahamas Press tweeted late Sunday night that 7-year-old Lachino Mcintosh drowned after his family tried to relocated their Abaco home. The tweet also says his sister is missing. First death recorded in Abaco following Hurrican Dorian passage on Abaco…. BP BREAKING| The first recorded death of Hurricane Dorian is now being confirmed. Seven year-old, Lachino Mcintosh, drowned after his family attempts to relocate their home. McIntosh’s sister is missing pic.twitter.

The new White House press secretary , Stephanie Grisham , got into a scuffle with North Korean officials on Sunday during a chaotic scene outside a meeting room where US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un talked privately.

Scaramucci on Stephanie Grisham ' s Fox News preference. Cooper claps back at Trump Jr. over Prior to the Trump administration, White House press secretaries would typically brief the press on That said, Grisham said that she has "no qualms about appearing on other networks ," though she

Trump in a Thursday morning tweet said, "Alabama was going to be hit or grazed, and then Hurricane Dorian took a different path (up along the East Coast). The Fake News knows this very well. That's why they're the Fake News!"

Read more: Trump said he skipped a diplomatic trip to monitor Hurricane Dorian. Then he spent the weekend golfing.

The president first claimed Alabama would be hit by the hurricane on Sunday and in a tweet falsely claimed the southern state "will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated."

Not long after, Trump was fact-checked by the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, which tweeted, "Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east."

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Bahamian officials say 2,500 people registered as missing in Dorian's wake.
Bahamian officials said on Wednesday that 2,500 people have been registered as missing in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Dorian but cautioned the full list of missing has not been checked to see if any of those people are in shelters. "This list has not yet been checked against government records of who are staying in shelters or who have been evacuated," National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Carl Smith told a press conference. "The database processing is underway." Thousands of people are in shelters on the islands. Officials have confirmed 50 deaths caused by the Sept. 1 storm.

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