In Atlantic City and the surrounding areas, it’s well known that the Atlantic City Boardwalk was NOT destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
However, as the Atlantic City Alliance has found out, according to one North Jersey blog:
“A whopping 41 percent of the American public believes the Atlantic City Boardwalk is destroyed, when actually it was just a useless, dilapidated section of planks near the inlet that washed away.”
How is this possible?
According to the blog post, “The Atlantic City Alliance says it will fight back, including with a full-page ad in the New York Times on Wednesday [Nov. 28] – the group’s first ad with a national reach.”
The ACA also has a new TV spot that will air beginning this week in the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Baltimore regions.
“It’s a shame that sloppy and lazy reporting by major outlets created this sort of problem,” the blog post goes on.
What’s even more of a shame is that some people — some of them reporters and editors — either don’t listen, don’t want to hear the truth or a combination of both.
This video alone, filmed five days after Sandy, shows the Atlantic City Boardwalk intact.
So does this one, a “Board-Walk,” attended by hundreds to show the world the historic Boardwalk was not destroyed by Sandy.
So does the pic below:
The Atlantic City Boardwalk after Hurricane Sandy. Despite reports, the Boardwalk is intact. (Photo: Can Do AC blog)