Monday, July 22, 2013

New math, WOLO style

So this story and headline are posted on the website of one of our local TVs - WOLO.

Gas Prices Doubling

COLUMBIA, 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.
Really?

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.)

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