September 16, 2010, - 12:08 pm
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To those of us who live in the Detroit area, this shocking, must-watch video ain’t so shocking.
The only decent reporter at the Detroit Newsistan is Charlie LeDuff, and even he inserts too much of his opinion into stories. **** UPDATE: Commenter NormanY points out that LeDuff has been caught plagiarizing on several occasions and fabricating in some of his reporting. That’s what happens when you put a minority reporter (LeDuff is part American Indian) on the fast track for no reason but accident of birth. And I’ve re-assessed my opinion on him. **** But, here, he is at his best. This video report, which ran last night on Detroit’s FOX 2 News–which helped him film the story, is yeoman’s work, and he deserves kudos. I wish I could say I feel bad for the people of Detroit, but they elected the people who put them in this position, and they’ve elected them for the last 40-plus years. Yes, the people who live in Detroit voted for themselves to die. They elected–time and again–and continue to elect people who would rather waste money on themselves and engage in corruption than save dying and severely injured people. This fatal end result is predictable, and we’ve not only been predicting it for years, we’ve been seeing it for years. For decades.
Yup, in Detroit, as the old rap song goes, “9-1-1 is a joke, is a joke.”
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