Lol so I notice CNN calls people morons who make mistakes... So CNN has just proved itself a moron?
Literally speaking, I don't recall CNN ever calling anyone a moron for making a mistake.
The big difference here is that CNN will typically admit their mistakes, apologize for them, determine root cause, and seek to improve so it does not happen again. By doing so they minimize the damage and can move on and contain the damage. You can expect to see such an admission from them soon. Only a fool would try to deny a proven fact.
Those who refuse to admit mistakes, double down on them, and/or create fraudulent information in an attempt to cover up their mistakes will permanently destroy their reputations, miss opportunities to improve, and turn little mistakes into big fiascos.
The consistent thread is they made both claims solely for ratings. Perhaps for different reasons.
Not sure what you mean by "both claims." But I doubt that CNN gained a single rating point by mislabeling Alabama as Mississippi. Very dumb mistake, but I've seen far worse from many sources, and the main point of their headline was the expected impact to Florida and Georgia (at the time, almost a week ago). It was an early morning show on a holiday weekend, and I wouldn't be surprised if they had back-benchers and/or new college interns working in the graphics department. That's up for CNN to investigate and fix.
Also, I suspect that things go at a breakneck speed behind the scenes at all these news networks, and typos and other errors will always slip through. It happens, but the reputable places admit their errors, fix them, and move on.