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.


Anonymous said...

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


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

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

Anonymous said...

Remember when newspapers wrote actual news?

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

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