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Old 08-11-2017, 11:11 AM
 
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Cleveland always gets made fun of and it is a cool city, it never gets a break from the national media. Cleveland has replaced Detroit as the whipping boy city of the media. I will not stand for it as a Buckeye native, it is not fair.
That's not from the national media, that's because Clevelandrrs are negative themselves. The "Factory of Sadness" guy had a segment on the Local news making fun of the Browns. The viral "Cleveland Tourism video" was also made by a group of Clevelanders.

Same thing with Buffalo, I've never met a group of people so negative about their hometown that Buffaloians. That word of mouth spreads. Say what you will about snobby Coastal folks (or Chicagoians) but they are upbeat and positive about their hometowns almost to a fault.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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I read an article that said "packs of wild dogs are taking over Detroit." While the article did make some points with abandonment and city finances, I agree not many other US cities would media be so thrilled to write articles like that about.
That's sorta true, in certain neighborhood. Detroit has a BIG problem with feral packs of dogs.

I would be much more scared of the dogs than any "bad dudes" if I were to walk or bike Detroit ghettohoods. You wanna face down a hungry pack of feral pit bulls, in a half-vacant neigborhood, in a city where the police take 1 hour to respond?
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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That's not from the national media, that's because Clevelandrrs are negative themselves. The "Factory of Sadness" guy had a segment on the Local news making fun of the Browns. The viral "Cleveland Tourism video" was also made by a group of Clevelanders.

Same thing with Buffalo, I've never met a group of people so negative about their hometown that Buffaloians. That word of mouth spreads. Say what you will about snobby Coastal folks (or Chicagoians) but they are upbeat and positive about their hometowns almost to a fault.
Yeah, unfortunately historically Clevelanders have been the city's own worst enemy. But fortunately times are a-changin' and the positive press the city has been getting nationally as well as the amazing growth of downtown and the hot areas over the past few years, are putting the local naysayers in the distinct minority making them look silly. Last year's Cavs' championship followed, a few weeks later, by the national/international high praise heaped upon the City for its unexpected quality (at least to those holding stereotypes) and flawless handling of the RNC, really helped reverse the negative spin.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: 352
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That's sorta true, in certain neighborhood. Detroit has a BIG problem with feral packs of dogs.

I would be much more scared of the dogs than any "bad dudes" if I were to walk or bike Detroit ghettohoods. You wanna face down a hungry pack of feral pit bulls, in a half-vacant neigborhood, in a city where the police take 1 hour to respond?
I didn't deny it was happening, but the articles made it sound like it was an Escape from New York type of situation where the dogs were now literally running the city.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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That's not from the national media, that's because Clevelandrrs are negative themselves. The "Factory of Sadness" guy had a segment on the Local news making fun of the Browns. The viral "Cleveland Tourism video" was also made by a group of Clevelanders.

Same thing with Buffalo, I've never met a group of people so negative about their hometown that Buffaloians. That word of mouth spreads. Say what you will about snobby Coastal folks (or Chicagoians) but they are upbeat and positive about their hometowns almost to a fault.
Actually the "Cleveland Tourism Video" was made by the same guy who made the "Factory of Sadness" video his name is Mike Polk.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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That's not from the national media, that's because Clevelandrrs are negative themselves. The "Factory of Sadness" guy had a segment on the Local news making fun of the Browns. The viral "Cleveland Tourism video" was also made by a group of Clevelanders.

Same thing with Buffalo, I've never met a group of people so negative about their hometown that Buffaloians. That word of mouth spreads. Say what you will about snobby Coastal folks (or Chicagoians) but they are upbeat and positive about their hometowns almost to a fault.

Actually, it's 50/50 when it comes to the negative view of Cleveland some of the negativity of Cleveland comes from Clevelanders, and the rest does come from the national media especially with Cleveland's sports history or the Cuyahoga River catching fire. Also, there have been multiple comedians, athletes and analysts that have taken shots at Cleveland. It's easier for Coastal people and Chicagoans to be upbeat about their cities when the national media praises the hell out of them constantly, viewed tourists destinations, hip, cool, glamorous, plenty of pro sports success and center of the universe. It's easy for you to say this because you're from a city that almost everybody considers hip, cool and diverse.

On the flip side, cities like Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, etc. are seen as 3rd World countries and America's whipping boys. I say you should have a balance view about your cities; don't be the biggest Debbie Downer, but don't be the biggest homer or cheerleader either. A lot of people feel that people in New York, L.A., Boston or Chicago don't have that balanced view of their cities.

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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That's not from the national media, that's because Clevelandrrs are negative themselves. The "Factory of Sadness" guy had a segment on the Local news making fun of the Browns. The viral "Cleveland Tourism video" was also made by a group of Clevelanders.

Same thing with Buffalo, I've never met a group of people so negative about their hometown that Buffaloians. That word of mouth spreads. Say what you will about snobby Coastal folks (or Chicagoians) but they are upbeat and positive about their hometowns almost to a fault.
In fairness, the Browns are an out-and-out joke.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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That's not from the national media, that's because Clevelandrrs are negative themselves. The "Factory of Sadness" guy had a segment on the Local news making fun of the Browns. The viral "Cleveland Tourism video" was also made by a group of Clevelanders.

Same thing with Buffalo, I've never met a group of people so negative about their hometown that Buffaloians. That word of mouth spreads. Say what you will about snobby Coastal folks (or Chicagoians) but they are upbeat and positive about their hometowns almost to a fault.
Those were videos made to be a parody and funny by local folks.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The factory of sadness and tourism videos are made by the same one guy.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:30 AM
 
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The factory of sadness and tourism videos are made by the same one guy.
Actually the same group of like 5 guys.
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