The Washington Post’s Tripping blog became the latest to rile up Baltimoreans over a perceived slight coming from that other city with a Beltway to the south this week. The headline, “Come to Baltimore, where the housing is cheap — and life is too,” tells a lot of the story.
The column was written in response to a new ad campaign by Live Baltimore that’s look to let residents in D.C. know that housing in Baltimore could be cheaper. The side-by-side comparison of housing price in the two cities in the ad led writer Frederick Kunkle to pen the following lede:
Tired of paying high rent in D.C.? Don’t mind riding the train for an hour or more? Or getting shot? Move to Baltimore!
There were a lot of takes on Twitter as soon as the article came out. But a statement straight from Live Baltimore pretty much sums up the 140 character sentiments:
Live Baltimore finds The Post’s disrespect for Baltimore’s residents—especially those touched by violence—deplorable. While we are pleased to see both city and non-city residents speaking out against the author’s inflammatory and offensive comments, we will not drive clicks to articles of this nature by responding through our own social media channels.
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