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Posted: 7/24/2013 2:49:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 2:59:51 PM EST by xsrfs]
I read this article on CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/id/100911322

"I think you're going to see a real issue of neighbor against neighbor on these very issues."
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"In Detroit's case, it was in near-third world operating conditions in the richest country in the world," she said. "Finally, the city said enough's enough."
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What do you think? Coming to a city near you?

ETA: I think because of her position she didn't want to imply anything regarding social breakdown and she meant it more figuratively speaking, but I think there might be some rough times ahead when more and more cities follow suit to Detroit
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:56:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 3:00:04 PM EST by LePew]
That was one reporter giving his take on what another reporter said (substitute talking head, if you choose).

Little substance to the article and no real point to the article either.

What does the article mean with 'neighbor vs. neighbor'? Could be anything. It's slackass writing hoping someone finds a controversial way to interpret it thus doing the reporter's real job for him (raising ratings). His true job should be to dig out a story and present it.

This is not an example of a reporter doing his true job but just fishing for whatever bites.

ETA: We might see some more municipal bankruptcies but Detroit is definitely a special case. The city had one main industry that has dwindled and had a rash of poor governance afterwards.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:59:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LePew:
That was one reporter giving his take on what another reporter said (substitute talking head, if you choose).

Little substance to the article and no real point to the article either.

What does the article mean with 'neighbor vs. neighbor'? Could be anything. It's slackass writing hoping someone finds a controversial way to interpret it thus doing the reporter's real job for him (raising ratings). His true job should be to dig out a story and present it.

This is not an example of a reporter doing his true job but just fishing for whatever bites.

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Yes, def. I ETA offered my extended opinion. It just got me thinking, there's always room for a good social breakdown discussion on here
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:01:16 PM EST
Reporters/talking heads/TV personalities would have us believe that their purpose in life is to tell the truth, regardless of how that truth is received.

In reality, a reporter's role is to fill 22 minutes of otherwise dead air broken up between the really important parts of the broadcast: advertisements for motor oil, beer and feminine hygiene products.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:02:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 3:05:04 PM EST by LePew]
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Originally Posted By xsrfs:


Yes, def. I ETA offered my extended opinion. It just got me thinking, there's always room for a good social breakdown discussion on here
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Gotcha. I took it to mean "city vs. city vying for business and jobs" but it could mean fights over property lines, gang territory wars, civil suits over easements or neighbors complaining about others not cutting their grass or not cleaning up their dog's poop.


ETA: this is why I consider this article to be just trolling by use of some turns of phrase that the writer is hoping someone will latch onto.

It's not reporting, it's just glorified countrywide trolling.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:11:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Reporters/talking heads/TV personalities would have us believe that their purpose in life is to tell the truth, regardless of how that truth is received.

In reality, a reporter's role is to fill 22 minutes of otherwise dead air broken up between the really important parts of the broadcast: advertisements for motor oil, beer and feminine hygiene products.
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