Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Negative Press

The Enquirer has a big story about why people are leaving the city. Why are they so negative? Where are views of people who move here? Where are views of people who live in the city and like it?

Why does the article not include another reason people move out of the city, namely bigotry? That bigotry takes on many forms, whether it is because of race or more commonly in the form of bigotry against poor people. (Class bigotry) That is one of the "other" reasons not listed in the article: Folks are leaving Cincinnati for a lot of reasons: lower crime, better schools and cheaper land in the suburbs, to name a few.A few, indeed. The fact that you can live in a nice lily-white cul de sac has nothing to do with it?

Where can I get a local mainstream news source that is not biased against the City of Cincinnati? It is certainly not the Enquirer.

The Enquirer arrogantly then asks for comments based on the question: "How would you change Cincinnati?" Here is the comment I submitted:
I would change Cincinnati by gaining local media outlets (print, radio, and TV) that don't publish/air biased anti-city stories that do nothing but cater to and enable the anti-city suburbanites who hate the city.
I don't expect them to publish it.

1 comment:

  1. You know, I was pretty sad to leave Cincinnati eight years ago, but I only missed it for about 12 hours or so. I left because my job had dried up and then I saw how other cities did things. They were organized. They were smart. They weren't riddled with patronage and partisan politics. They didn't overtax people and kept their streets and sewers in good repair. Their police did well and didn't tote a trunkload of attitude. And the big thing? They tolerated people of different races and sexual orientations.

    It's easy to live in Cincinnati and feel good about it, it was a cool place. But get out and see how the rest of the world lives and you'll find it loses its luster in a big hurry. You'll also find out Cincinnati's fortunes are tied to that of a larger world, not the other way around.


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