Recently an article made the rounds about a house for sale:
It’s about a nice little house for sale. It’s very cheap – probably about half the asking price if it were in the nearest city (Hamilton, Ontario – my home town). And! If you can believe this! It’s in a nudist resort!
I’ve seen the article reposted numerous times lately on Facebook, reddit, twitter, and the like, and I noted it because it’s located near me and I’ve visited the Ponderosa Family Nudist Resort many times.
The writer of the piece, Lauren O’Neil, clearly spent a lot of time poring over the Ponderosa’s website. She found a fair amount of information about the resort and its amenities and policies. But there is a certain amount of vagueness in the article too: “the listing does not specify”, “leading one to assume”, and the like.
The areas of question are all quite straightforward. So why not contact the club and ask them? That’s what a journalist would do. Is this not supposed to be real journalism?
The article’s publisher, BlogTO, is a reasonably reputable website in the Toronto area. Their coverage of local events is widely followed, though their style has …