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Huffington Post Talks Up Baltimore Tourism

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It’s a big tourism weekend for Baltimore, what with the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes. The Huffington Post is using this as an excuse to recommend that visitors stick around after the race: “The host city has a little something for every type of traveler. Bonus: There’s nothing like Baltimore in May.”

HuffPo Travel Section Attempts to Tackle Baltimore

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You know, I’m all for off-the-beaten path tourist recommendations. If visitors to Baltimore see only the Inner Harbor, they’ll get the incorrect impression that our fair city resembles an outdoor mall and smells kind of funny. So when I read that the Huffington Post was promising readers a tour of “10 patriotic and peculiar” places in Baltimore, I was excited to see what they’d picked.

HuffPo Uses Baltimore As Emblem of the “American Nightmare”

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Detroit residents hate it when people come to their city to take pictures of urban squalor and decaying, abandoned buildings; “ruin porn,” they call it, and not in a good way. Baltimore’s nowhere near as bad off as Detroit, but we’ve still got our share of bleak-looking cityscapes — like the one above, which the Huffington Post used to illustrate a front page story about “joblessness, near-poverty… [and] deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.” And the story does not mention Baltimore at all.

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