Friday, May 30, 2008

What's (Not) Wrong With This Picture?

The News Journal had a story this morning on the possible effect of high gas prices on travel to Delaware's designated 20-something drinking and beach town Dewey Beach. The story ran in the 55-Hours week-end preview section. It was teased on the front page with the picture at left.

I find it troubling.

In Fueling the summer bar wars, Ryan Cormier writes about the possibility that upstate party folks will forgo the drive to Dewey, at four bucks a gallon, and do their drinking in upstate bars. Good news for the upstate bar owners, but bad news for the down-state bar owners.

But, as a down-state driver -- and as the father of a newly minted downstate driver -- I have to say that I'm thrilled to think that the young woman pictured here will not be driving around here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The was an odd and disturbing graphic. it reminded me of the "gasoline fight" from the movie Zoolander.

-jason330

That's Elbert With An "E" said...

Amen to that three times, one for each of my young drivers!

Tara Lynn Johnson said...

Remember when newspapers wrote actual news?

As a journalist, I'm ashamed of this story and cover.

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