Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, July 21, 2014

In Jaws, Mayor Vaughn tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man-eater lurking offshore. "You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July," he told police chief Brody. But as sightings of great white sharks mount off Cape Cod in real life, businesses in the Massachusetts town of Chatham are embracing the frenzy. Shark sightings have soared from generally fewer than two annually before 2004 to more than 20 in each of the last few years off Cape Cod. "You have to make sure people understand," said Wendy Northcross of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, "if they go to the beach and they see a family of seals there, that's probably not the best place to hang out."


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never understood the headline "shark sighting in the waters off of Long Branch, Nj" makes the news. Unless the shark is sighted walking the boardwalk...it isn't

#1 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-07-21 07:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

"...never understood the headline "shark sighting in the waters off of Long Branch, Nj" makes the news."

Do you also wonder why Discovery has been running "Shark Week" every summer since 1987?

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-07-21 08:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

We're gonna need a bigger beach...

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-22 02:07 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Well played, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. Well played...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2014-07-22 08:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

HOw long do you think it will be before the sharks start associating the boats with food thanks to the chum and start pulling that flying shark crap on small boats?

#5 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-23 10:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

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