It’s official: the media has run out of “recession victim” angles.
Time Magazine’s half-assed reporting about the Slabs gave us a good laugh today, just in time for happy hour.
If you want some laughter therapy, read the full story here. But if your Time is more valuable, here are the hilarious highlights:
“a squatters’ camp deep in the badlands of California’s poorest county, where the road ends”
“dropouts and fugitives of all stripes”
“a former drug addict turned born-again Christian”
“tribes have emerged”
“soul-searching Gypsy Kids who arrive by train with little more than the ragged clothes on their back”
“the rowdy bikers who pass through, or the meth-addled loners on the outer edges inclined to greet a trespasser with a gunshot”
“disappearances, mysterious drownings in the mud baths, the man who showed up in camp with his finger apparently bitten off”
“The border patrol keeps a visible presence, searching for illegal immigrants that ply the region.”
Can you say “Sensationalism”? Remember kids, The Media Lies.
Which can be a good thing, I guess.
Long live the Slabs!