Gawker, the New York-based online newsmagazine, has named Maryland the 33rd worst state in the U.S. Overall, the state is praised for it’s beauty, but Baltimore is singled out for derision.
“They like made a whole television series about what a scary and miserable place it is!” the website reads, adding, “Other than Baltimore, Maryland is basically just the Mid-Atlantic’s Connecticut — all suburby sprawl dotted with occasional crumbling cities.”
Last week, the website began it’s “Worst 50 States in America” series, naming eight new states each day. Gawker staff members were asked to rate the states on a scale from 1-10. The averaged scores provides the rankings.