— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 21, 2017
The Today Show tweeted out a quick little graphic about the eclipse Friday morning.
It showed the path across the United States for next month’s much-hyped event.
But for some reason… it doesn’t highlight Idaho — despite the path going right over the top.
(In fairness, the show picked out a few cities to highlight on the path and didn’t happen to pick an Idaho one… but graying out the state still looks… odd).
The graphic also skips Illinois, Kentucky and North Carolina – but the widest left-out expanse is definitely Idaho.
The “gaffe” is the number two trending topic in Boise, according to Trendsmap (behind “Spicer”).
The oversight left social media users in Idaho feeling a little… salty.
I see that Idaho doesn’t get to enjoy the eclipse. Sorry Idaho. Maybe next time.
— Make Sense (@wawasense) July 21, 2017
Iowa always getting disrespected.
— EPG (@EagleIdaho83616) July 21, 2017
Well shucks, I knew we here in Idaho don’t really matter to you much, but damn.
— Just Justin (@AbuAlTubar) July 21, 2017
Even the newsies got into it:
What’s that state between Oregon and Wyoming? IDK JUST SKIP IT. https://t.co/cDDuo4eHBQ
— Marissa Morrison (@MarissaMoTV) July 21, 2017
It’s ok, we don’t need any more people to know how cool Iowa, I mean Ohio, I mean Idaho is 😜 https://t.co/MuVaQptuIz
— KTVB Morgan Boydston (@KTVBMorgan) July 21, 2017
Well, this is awkward.
— Jen York (@KREMjen) July 21, 2017
The Today Show: “Screw you, Idaho.” https://t.co/2MlZq8mtt3
— Lincoln Graves (@LincolnGraves) July 21, 2017
A space pun about space things:
Is that in the black hole between Oregon and Wyoming?
— Times-News Politics (@IdahoGovernment) July 21, 2017
Double points for the Philo reference and the prison pun:
— OldIdahoPenitentiary (@oldidahopen) July 21, 2017
— Sophie Sestero (@SRSestero) July 21, 2017
I’ve got a shirt for ya, Today Show:
— 🔆Don Day (@DonLDay) July 21, 2017
For the record, the eclipse still will zip over Idaho a month today. And it will be awesome.