In the actual story, one expects at least a feeble attempt by writer Hadas Gold to come up with a tangible reason as to why Detroit doesn't deserve its status as an perfect-storm exemplar of the failures of liberalism, public-sector unions, a race-based political model the elites once praised, and corruption. Instead, the objections Gold cites are vague. Because of that, apparently contrary to the headline's apparent intent, we're left with a pretty strong compilation of valid criticisms relating to the Motor City's fall from riches to rags. Excerpted after the jump are primarily the pathetic attempts at leftist defense saved for the final story's three paragraphs (bolds and numbered tags are mine):
What's next: Bill Clinton cutting an ad vexing David Vitter on the issue of fidelity?
Of all people, Ed Schultz spent an entire segment this evening going after Chris Christie . . . about his girth.
I counted no fewer than seven separate barbs that Schultz directed Christie's way over his weight. He began with a photo of the NJ Governor with the graphic "Battle of the Bulge." It got heavier from there.