In order not to confuse American audiences with difficult geographical knowledge, or maybe to make fun of the United Kingdom’s absolute subservience to the US, CNN decided to forgo the “United Kingdom” when covering the United Kingdom’s election and just go with the term “US Ally.”
Congrats, David Cameron on your “US Ally” election victory!
Exit poll in crucial US allies country says CNN. Is UK too difficult? pic.twitter.com/05YMyFglaY
— Harry Horton (@harry_horton) May 7, 2015
…meanwhile on the coverage of the UK election across the pond…CNN are on a red bus. pic.twitter.com/7YZx0uinPK
— Jade Liversidge (@jade_liversidge) May 7, 2015
CNN apparently not aware the UK has a name. pic.twitter.com/04oKM5keT4
— Karla Pincott (@KarlaPincott) May 7, 2015