On March 15, MSNBC broadcast maps depicting Palestinian loss of land from 1946 to the present. The network came under pressure from Israel partisans, and host Kate Snow and correspondent Martin Fletcher ended up recanting.
However, the maps were accurate and incredibly revealing about the Palestine-Israel issue. We, the undersigned, support MSNBC's original airing of the maps and urge the network to withdraw its misguided "correction."
A few days after showing the maps, Snow apologized and claimed they were "not factually accurate." Fletcher, who had originally endorsed them, concurred and provided the explanation.
He made two claims about why the maps were "inaccurate," both of them fallacious.
1) Fletcher claimed the maps were wrong because the 1946 map was labeled "Palestine" and Palestine was not a sovereign state.