Gotta love the Trib.
Check out this headline:
Oh, noes! I thought the economy was on the upswing a bit? I thought we were getting past those days?!
And here the Trib is telling me that they have determined with enough certainty to use that headline in print, that the ECONOMY is to blame for the poor Labor Day parade spectator turnout in Pittsburgh. The ECONOMY!
I wonder how they determined that. I assumed they surveyed a whole bunch of people who didn’t go to the parade and asked them, “Why aren’t you at the parade?” and those people for the most part said, “OMG. THE ECONOMY!”
“There’s a lot of unemployment right now,” said Dan Gilman, 29, of Fox Chapel, who watched the parade pass on the Boulevard of the Allies with his wife and two young children. “If the economy were booming, everybody would be out here celebrating. But a lot of people are disenchanted.”
ONE GUY. They asked one guy and that guy said the economy and the Trib apparently thinks Dan Gilman of Fox Chapel is a big enough of a sample size to determine that yes, THE ECONOMY is to blame for the poor turnout.
Golf clap, Trib. Golf. Clap.
My next column for Pittsburgh Magazine is going to be entitled “PittGirl determined to be the best blogger in the whole world” and then I’ll quote MY MOM.