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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chronicle: Popemobile Industry Feeling God's Wrath

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 8:30 AM


In the newspaper business (now an oxymoron), there's nothing quite as jarring as placing the wrong photo next to a story. We've given the San Francisco Chronicle a ribbing for this before, and, this morning, the paper earned it again.

Yes, the photo accompanying the Web story "Detroit's Totaled" and asking what car GM will drop is of that renowned automobile maven Pope Benedict XVI. Apparently the auto industry is in such a dark place, not even God's man on Earth can help now.

By the way, no surprise here, but the Pope apparently prefers German cars. That being said, his personal car appears to be of the Swedish variety. No news yet on whether his guidance is being sought by the Big Three.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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