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Old 10-21-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Here is the deal "jack", why isn't the Northern media writing stories about real dying cities like Cleveland?


YouTube - Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video: 2nd Attempt
I love that video. Hilarious. Though not so much if you live there, I suppose.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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So I see the author worked for the Observer recently. If you look close enough, you can almost read his mind, LOL

Binyamin Appelbaum - LinkedIn


I'm seeing a pattern here because this guy used to work for the Observer also: Tales of Two Cities: What Chicago and Charlotte Say About the Future of America | Britannica Blog
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Here is the deal "jack", why isn't the Northern media writing stories about real dying cities like Cleveland?


YouTube - Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video: 2nd Attempt
When you say the 'northern' media, do you mean the national media? (ie LA post, NY times, Washington Times/Post, etc)....I don't get that part? but whatever..

Anyhoo, I'm sure the national media has a ton more stories about the problems of the inland empire of CA, Florida/Phoenix woes due to foreclosures, etc....but if you read national blogs and newpapers around the country, you'll see that. There's 1 article that finally tells the truth and people have an uproar......jeez...its really not a big deal
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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A few things:

Firstly, although the Washington Post does cover the DC area, it is much more of a NATIONAL newspaper (DC is our nation's capital, after all) than a local one. It covers stories all across the nation, so let's not get hypersensitive about Charlotte being covered in the Post.

Secondly, this piece about Charlotte is just one article within a series: "One year after Wall Street melted down, the Washington Post looks at the impact of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, exploring how that trauma continues to shape America even as the economy shows early signs of recovery." Given that, I think what we've got going on here is perfectly good subject material; after all, no other city in modern times can attribute as much of its growth and development to banking as us. Yes, the author could have been a bit more accurate and a little more balanced, but there was no suggestion in the article that this is the end for Charlotte or that we would turn into another Detroit. We've been so used to getting good press for a number of years (from these same Northern [national] outlets), so it's a bit difficult getting used to more critical reviews about the city.

Thirdly, plenty, Plenty, PLENTY stories have been written about declining Rustbelt cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, etc. and much has been written in the Post about crime and poverty within the District itself. C'mon guys, let's get some thicker skin here. Let's not go to pieces over one article that's not the best of coverage, but far from the worst.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Speaking of banks, did anyone catch this article? I'm what the cc/banking industry calls a "deadbeat" (a person who pays off his cc in full every month). Now, they have a great excuse to charge me for paying off my bill every month....everyone who thinks its great that govco restricted the fees banks could charge on those high risk people, well this is a result of that....gotta love that govco intervention...

Latest bank fee is for paying off credit card on time every month - USATODAY.com

For those "deadbeats" out there, make sure you stay on top of this so you can switch cards or goto Plan B.
I know. This is B.S. I also fall into that "deadbeat" category. Once again - the people who acted financially responsible have to pay for those who did not.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I love that video. Hilarious. Though not so much if you live there, I suppose.
I'm from Cleveland . I still love that video tho!

Anyways, Cleveland has been dying for a long time, it's not really news.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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I know. This is B.S. I also fall into that "deadbeat" category. Once again - the people who acted financially responsible have to pay for those who did not.
Yes that's true. However don't think for a second the cc companies "love us". They hate us because we cost them so much money.

The fee restrictions again was a perfect excuse for them to increase their profits....
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:08 PM
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Location: Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte is hurting (as the whole country is) right now, but I think it will bouce back. It has a very freindly business climate and recently Toshiba chose charlotte over atlanta to bring some 200 jobs.
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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But you have to remember that the majority of the readership of the Washington Post does not live in DC - they mostly live in MD and VA, and those people really don't give much of hoot when it comes to stuff like that - they just work there, they don't live there.
Not just MD & VA. You can buy the current day's Washington Post in more stores in Delaware & South Jersey than the NY Times.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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So I see the author worked for the Observer recently. If you look close enough, you can almost read his mind, LOL

Binyamin Appelbaum - LinkedIn


I'm seeing a pattern here because this guy used to work for the Observer also: Tales of Two Cities: What Chicago and Charlotte Say About the Future of America | Britannica Blog
Maybe he is trying to stem the flow of transplants to Charlotte.
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