New math, WOLO style
So this story and headline are posted on the website of one of our local TVs - WOLO.
Gas Prices DoublingCOLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- Gas prices nearly doubled over the week, prompting concern from drivers.
Here in the midlands, ABC Columbia news found prices ranging from $3.29 a gallon to $3.45 a gallon.
That's nearly 30 cents higher than prices were two weeks ago, when midlands drivers were paying an average of $3.08 per gallon.
Experts say that prices could spike even more as we near August, then the Labor Day holiday.
A 30-cent increase on $3.08 is "doubling"? Apparently the slide rule needs to go back in the shop for a tuneup.
And the person whose byline is on this is the news director.
(It's also "Midlands" -- capped as a recognized region of the state. But that's a guppy compared to the whale of a mistake.)