Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bad journalism's greatest lists

It seems Forbes Magazine just can't stop creating disparaging lists that include Flint. They've already placed the city on the list of America's Most Miserable Cities, now Flint's on the list of America's Fastest-Dying Cities. Shockingly, there's a lot of overlap between the two lists.

Is this garbage computer generated, or is some hapless intern from Syracuse University churning it out? (Um, I'm talking about the lists, not Flint Expatriates.) And how about a list of the cities with the most affordable housing? Or the best Vernors floats?

But don't despair. Flint can take pride in not being on the list of The 60 Worst Cities to Live In.

1 comment:

  1. These uninspired Mailer wannabes should be forced to spend a week in Corfu, NY. Ha! They'd p*** out and be crying to hit Miller Rd. to Court St., turning onto Saginaw and strait into Kewpee's for an olive burger and a cooler. They'd be better off writing ads for walmart instead. These knobjobs ain't earned the RIGHT to grouse about Buicktown.Only those who have survived may be allowed that! I'd like to see just one of them stand up to a police raid at King's Armor! Ha! lightweights all. knobjob ok?


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