Friday, October 10, 2008

McClatchy interviews well-fed restaurant patrons who tell reporter they can't afford to eat at restaurants

I'm sure the economy is struggling in Pennsylvania, but something about this McClatchy video doesn't seem right. The video shows well-fed people complaining to a reporter they can't afford to eat at restaurants -- but they're eating at a restaurant while they complain. Check it out:

OK, they say they go out to eat less than they used to. But how much of a sob story is this, really? What do you think?


Credman said...

I think the piece would have been much more effective if it was filmed in an alley with the dumpstercam.

Anonymous said...

I think you are viewing this totally incorrectly.

It is not about the economy. It is not another sob-doom-gloom story. It is not another We Hate Bush story. It is an opportunity for former McClatchy employees with degrees in English or journalism or even communications (journalism lite?) to get a feel for a future career as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant.

McClatchy Watch said...

Anonymous 10:07 - thanks for helping me see the video the right way.

Anonymous said...

what kind of elitist are you