Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fox News picks up on IHOP: "pancakes for yuppies"

Geez.





Honestly people. Like I said, you could argue that it's not a valid investment (though the money went to a local family who runs the franchise and over 100 people got jobs.)

However, all these people (here's another) are basically just reporting what somebody else wrote without actually looking into it. These are full-time journalists.

I have a feeling we're going to hear more from this.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! Did any of these "reporters" check facts? Did they investigat­e Coburn's pork before complaining about IHOP's bacon?? Do they know how many jobs have been created by this DC-family owned franchise? Did they figure out that real estate rates have appreciate­d BECAUSE IHOP, Target, Best Buy and others took a chance on this neighborho­od and became part of the solution? Does NO ONE do their own research any more but rather blindly accepts whatever some Senator looking for press and re-electio­n spews for a sound bite? Shameful reporting - thanks for setting the record straight!

Anonymous said...

I feel like the clip summed it up itself: "'Pancakes for yuppies'?? What does that even mean?" "I don't even want to know."

They even stated themselves they didn't look into it.

Z said...

My father is composing an email to the original reporter and senator regarding their complete and utter idiocy. I'm going to do the same once I stop foaming at the mouth.

Anonymous said...

Where do you think the reporters would get their facts? The news industry particularly in DC has turned coverage of neighborhood news in places like Columbia Heights over to bloggers. A read of most blogs reveals a similar story line to that of the Senator's. Either because of capacity or focus bloggers don't do much research and tend to blindly follow press releases or link to segments of others content with little fact checking.

The reality is that there is a certain hostility toward getting the facts beyond its equivalent bite.

This story provides a glimse of the flip side that some how now complain glad to advantage of in the normal course of understanding their own neighborhood.

W Jordan

Tom said...

Z's Dad and i did send off e-mails to the idiot "reporter" and the moronic Senator, from whom I indicated a reply was requested. If either of them do reply, i will let you know.

LatinaInDaHood said...

Wow. I don't feel so bad now for the family that brought this to the neighborhood. Seems like $800K is a nice foundation to start this business.