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Old 06-11-2008, 05:35 PM
 
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I like visiting Cincy. Of course it's not like living there but it gets a bad rap. What's the deal?
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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What's the bad rap?
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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I like visiting Cincy. Of course it's not like living there but it gets a bad rap. What's the deal?
Raps always tend to look "badder" looking from the inside out.

I'm not sure that the rest of the country really cares much one way or the other.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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weird, i just moved here from the detroit metro area --- now that gets a bad rap!! Cinci mostly seems ignored by national media...
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:23 AM
 
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weird, i just moved here from the detroit metro area --- now that gets a bad rap!! Cinci mostly seems ignored by national media...
very true. with the riots and the following crime spike and the emergence of the bengals as a relevant team, coverage has picked up, but i totally agree.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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We did hear about the riots when they occurred, but very minor coverage. My brother was already living here, so I heard more from him about it than I ever saw on National News up in Michigan.

However - poor Detroit - the Red Wings win the cup and Leno makes "Detroit's burning" jokes. Of course - Detroit (in the early 80's) did act badly after the Tigers won the series - but that was 20+ years ago and things have settled down considerably. But anytime the national media mentions Detroit it is as a "BAD EXAMPLE".

Cincy is mostly ignored, and when it is covered it is usually only during the occurrence of the story - it isn't relived years later.

All in all I'd say Cinci's "rap" is confined to the Tri-State area.

jmho
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:30 AM
 
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Rap:reputation. Reputations of places are cultural attitudes and once established, are harder than religious beliefs to change. The rap is old, outdated, and--slow to change.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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We did hear about the riots when they occurred, but very minor coverage. My brother was already living here, so I heard more from him about it than I ever saw on National News up in Michigan.

However - poor Detroit - the Red Wings win the cup and Leno makes "Detroit's burning" jokes. Of course - Detroit (in the early 80's) did act badly after the Tigers won the series - but that was 20+ years ago and things have settled down considerably. But anytime the national media mentions Detroit it is as a "BAD EXAMPLE".

Cincy is mostly ignored, and when it is covered it is usually only during the occurrence of the story - it isn't relived years later.

All in all I'd say Cinci's "rap" is confined to the Tri-State area.

jmho
i actually think writers are more inclined to use cincinnati as a punching bag more than television, because writers travel. the ny times picks on cincinnati quite a bit. i read an article awhile back about the most dangerous destinations in the world, and the writer says, ''think about these cities the next time you board that flight to cincinnati."
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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Chad Johnson brings the media to the Nati...Bungles suck
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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I havent really heard anything about Cincinnati in the media, except for a few times. The riots got brief national attention, but not much and not nearly as much as they should have. However, I guess you could argue those riots werent even close to as bad as the ones in the 60s in Chicago/Cleveland/Detroit/Watts where there were many buildings burnt and many people killed and injured.

I havent heard Cincinnati get that bad of a rep either, when they do mention Cincinnati its usually not about anything specific. Places with bad raps are like Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Gary those kind of places. Cleveland gets bashed on so many things: The crime, poverty, decay, riots, gangs, schools, condition, sports, river catching on fire, pollution. All of this almost on Detroits level. I dont remember who said this but something like "Wherever you are, just remember, its always worse in Cleveland!". I just wish we could win some championships and improve the city to change our image somehow.
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