The Electric Commentary

Monday, November 19, 2007

Detroit: Worse Than Iraq

This is outstanding. Hilarious. Fantastically outrageous.

So CNN has this article about how the "most dangerous city" rankings twist the numbers. CNN is trying to convince you in this article that some of the most dangerous cities in the US aren't really that dangerous. And, in the course of defending these misunderstood metropoleis, the CNN reporter in question wrote this:

Detroit was pegged the nation's murder capital in the 1980s and has lost nearly 1 million people since 1950, according to the Census Bureau.


Pardon me.

(Wahahahaahahah. HAAAAA.)

Whew. OK. I'm back. So, apparently Detroit has seen suffering from about 21,000 murders per year (or 57 per day) since 1950. And you know that it peaked in the 80s, so they were probably losing hundreds of people per day at some point.

I mean, I expect this sort of mangled language from FoxNews, but this is CNN.

If you want to know what the reporter meant to say, you can read the whole article.

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