The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

More CR(ap) Irony?

You know, I never went to journalism school, but I did attend college. A couple of times but that is another story. Anyway...... Looking at this story's title from the CR(ap) and one wonders if they are hiring editors off of the streets without any literary training whatsoever.

Cautious Black Friday shoppers flock to stores

Please tell me how cautious shoppers "flock". Do you think of wariness or cautiousness when you hear of flocking? Or do you think of mass numbers crammed together?

Then there is the sub-headline.

Worries about the economy temper buying, despite crowds

So, the stores are crowded despite worries about the economy? EH?

If you are not going to be buying, then why crowd the stores with the other millions of people crowding the stores? Is this like saying, "The dam is flooding despite the drought"?

Caption of the first picture again puts the bias to the title:

Bargain hunters looking for good buys during early morning "Black Friday" shopping flood into the Target in Aurora, Ohio.

First line of story:

Shoppers, who had snapped their wallets shut since September, turned out in force Friday ...

And I know you have heard about the Wal-Mart worker that was trampled to death by marauding mobs looking to "temper" their buying.

Nassau County police said about 2,000 people were gathered outside the Wal-Mart store doors at the mall about 20 miles east of Manhattan. The impatient crowd knocked the man to the ground as he opened the doors, leaving a metal portion of the frame crumpled like an accordion.

“This crowd was out of control,” said Nassau police spokesman Lt. Michael Fleming. He described the scene as “utter chaos.”


[UPDATE 1:] It seems that despite the so-called recession that we have been in over the last year, buyers spent 7% more than last year. Seems more people went shopping and spent more than last year.



Either people are spending their money because they don't believe the economy is in the tanks like the media and feds do, or, people are really stupid and spending money that they should be saving.

I wonder.......


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