Wednesday, February 04, 2009

PSP Struggles to Understand Global Economic Meltdown, Wonders If it Has Anything to Do With Shoes, is Happy to Find AP Photo Which Suggests It Does

Customers look for shoes at a department store which started a discount sale for the Lunar New Year in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday defended its prediction of South Korea's economy contracting 4 percent this year, but acknowledged difficulties in forecasting accurately during such a volatile period. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Isn't that the weirdest way to illustrate a story? Do you think that maybe it was a last-minute emergency photo deadline muffed, so they had to just photograph the shoe store across the street from their regional office? Look! They're having a sale! OMG economic meltdown! Perfect!

Seriously, so weird. And a terrible, terrible photo! I'm totally, like, whatever.


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dguzman said...

80% off!? Forget "economic meltdown;" this is CONDIRIFFIC!

Anonymous said...

A shoe sale in Seoul! hahaha! Fun!

But seriously, very inciteful. Bizarre illustration and horrible photo. Methinks Ahn Young-Joon is the editor's 16-year-old niece.

Steve said...

Somewhere, ages and ages hence oldsters will be telling grandwaiflings how they had to walk 5 miles in the sleet just to get to a shoe sale.