Is Detroit our Hiroshima or is Glenn Beck an idiot? Local leaders react to Fox News pundit

Fox News pundit Glenn Beck dropped a rhetorical bomb on Detroit Monday, comparing the city to Hiroshima -- suggesting one reinvented itself via the free market while the other suffered because of progressive policies and labor unions.

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Robert Mattner

Roosevelt Park, South Africa

#1 Mar 3, 2011
It goes without saying that Glenn Beck is an idiot. I don't understand the people who listen to the garbage he speaks.
Skeeter

Troy, MI

#3 Mar 3, 2011
While our prisons are full this Pillsbury dough boy is aloud on tv daily to slam america and the current president who will most certainly be re-elected with fools like Beck around so keep it up by shooting your own foot !
Commonsense

Monroe, MI

#4 Mar 3, 2011
No, Detroit isn't Hiroshima. Only another big city in decline due to Americas current fiscal problems and YES, Glenn Beck IS AN IDIOT with an anti progressive, anti American platform.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#5 Mar 3, 2011
Commonsense wrote:
Glenn Beck IS AN IDIOT with an anti American platform.
Ha-ha-ha!!! You've obviously never watched the program have you? He loves this country ten times more than you do and doesn't want to see it going down the tubes, which is where it's going if nutjobs like you have anything to say about it.
Bill

Troy, MI

#6 Mar 3, 2011
Most of the time all Beck says is nonsense. I wouldn't call him an idiot but what else do you expect from an extremely conservative talk show host. Now you are a complete idiot if you actually buy into half the crap he says.
Sentinel

Moncton, Canada

#7 Mar 3, 2011
Commonsense wrote:
No, Detroit isn't Hiroshima. Only another big city in decline due to Americas current fiscal problems and YES, Glenn Beck IS AN IDIOT with an anti progressive, anti American platform.
Detroit started declining long before the current fiscal issues facing many cities in the US.
Will

Lansing, MI

#8 Mar 3, 2011
Beck was attempting to draw a parallel between Detroit and Hiroshima where really none exists. The japanese worked to improve their city after it was devastated and Detroiters have proven to be much more adept at harvesting things rather than in building anything. Look at the big three, they have lost market share for over thirty years, yet the white collar bonus's have remained large and the unions have been kept fat and happy - even in the face of the ruination of the business's. The city has been stripped clean and is bankrupt, the companies were stripped clean and were bankrupted too, and now thanks to President Obama, there is a new host body for the regional parasites to latch onto namely the federal government.
WinterGirl

United States

#9 Mar 4, 2011
Well, Detroit really does look like a bombed-out city in some parts. It's been on the decline since Coleman Young ruined it. Archer did make an attempt to bring it back and it was looking better. Now it's just a ghost town and that's a shame. If you're old enough to remember how it used to be, I guess you could call it Hiroshima.
nancy

Roseville, MI

#10 Mar 4, 2011
Detroit i remember a beautiful city, has changed, Why?

People who lived in Detroit own there own homes, payed taxes, had jobs,
which help Detroit. As time went on people got older, retire, past away,
new Generation, where moving in. Some own or rented there home,
I believe a different attitude, was you owe me? I find that a good one,
since beginning of America everyone worked, At that time made a dollar
a day, bread was 10 cent a loaf, we had penny candy stores. Yes, people
did not make that much, but the union formed and we got better wages,
and benefits, But what destroying America we got greedy, more social programs (funded by taxpayer) but you have tor remember one thing without capitalism, you can not just have socialism.

Green Energy is good, but I believe we should have oil, clean coal, and other energy source. Digital okay, but regular TV was cheaper to watch.
Wind turbines, In the water (how safe is that), Wind turbines (birds getting killed) I believe we all need to step back for a moment ask what are they doing.

GOD bless AMERICA

Since: Jul 08

Danbury, CT

#11 Mar 4, 2011
I don't know about Detroit, but Glenn Beck IS an idiot.
Pete

Sparta, MI

#12 Mar 4, 2011
His statement was to point out the obvious...

after it was nuked and decimated, Hiroshima picked itself up and out of the rut by its own doing...

whereas mootown exists and lives only on handouts still to this day.
Pete

Sparta, MI

#13 Mar 4, 2011
Pete wrote:
His statement was to point out the obvious...

after it was nuked and decimated, Hiroshima picked itself up and out of the rut by its own doing...

whereas mootown exists and lives only on handouts still to this day.
Wifey says:
This explains it better for the locals...
http://detnews.com/article/20110304/AUTO01/10...
Commonsense

Monroe, MI

#16 Mar 8, 2011
Pete wrote:
His statement was to point out the obvious...
after it was nuked and decimated, Hiroshima picked itself up and out of the rut by its own doing...
whereas mootown exists and lives only on handouts still to this day.
Correction.... Hiroshima did NOT in fact pick itself up from the ashes. It was good ole Ameican and Allies work and money that rebuilt this city. Now there is a closed economic system in place (as in China), that doesn't allow foreign goods to flood their market(s). All the while our polititions let in billions of imported products to the detriment of American industry. LOOK AT THE LABEL...insist on American made, it's out there!!
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#17 Mar 8, 2011
The reality of Detroit is post-apocalyptic and surreal. It makes 1945 Hiroshima look like the French Riviera. That's what happens when the monkeys are allowed to run the zoo.

“Seeker of Truth and Knowledge”

Since: Oct 10

New York City, NY

#18 Mar 8, 2011
nancy wrote:
Detroit i remember a beautiful city, has changed, Why?
People who lived in Detroit own there own homes, payed taxes, had jobs,
which help Detroit. As time went on people got older, retire, past away,
new Generation, where moving in. Some own or rented there home,
I believe a different attitude, was you owe me? I find that a good one,
since beginning of America everyone worked, At that time made a dollar
a day, bread was 10 cent a loaf, we had penny candy stores. Yes, people
did not make that much, but the union formed and we got better wages,
and benefits, But what destroying America we got greedy, more social programs (funded by taxpayer) but you have tor remember one thing without capitalism, you can not just have socialism.
Green Energy is good, but I believe we should have oil, clean coal, and other energy source. Digital okay, but regular TV was cheaper to watch.
Wind turbines, In the water (how safe is that), Wind turbines (birds getting killed) I believe we all need to step back for a moment ask what are they doing.
GOD bless AMERICA
Just go ahead and say it....Detroit staring declining when "certain people" staring moving there in masses.

It started with the Model Cities program and with Mayor Jerome Cavanagh in 1963.....socialism failed and today is living proof.
Pete

Grand Rapids, MI

#19 Mar 8, 2011
Commonsense wrote:
<quoted text> Correction.... Hiroshima did NOT in fact pick itself up from the ashes. It was good ole Ameican and Allies work and money that rebuilt this city. Now there is a closed economic system in place (as in China), that doesn't allow foreign goods to flood their market(s). All the while our polititions let in billions of imported products to the detriment of American industry. LOOK AT THE LABEL...insist on American made, it's out there!!
Correction:
Any money given to Hiroshima from the US after the war was from Humanity Aide to the people so they could rebuild and they did it thenselves and not the money...

So now you are understanding what Beck was talking about as the money itself didn't do it but the people did it with Hiroshima.

On the contrary, giving the people money doesn't work in mootown because to them any money they see is an Entitlement...

and that's the Big Difference right there.
Pete

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Mar 8, 2011
Pete wrote:
Correction:
Any money given to Hiroshima from the US after the war was from Humanity Aide to the people so they could rebuild and they did it thenselves and not the money...

So now you are understanding what Beck was talking about as the money itself didn't do it but the people did it with Hiroshima.

On the contrary, giving the people money doesn't work in mootown because to them any money they see is an Entitlement...

and that's the Big Difference right there.
Wifey says:
Unions are doing the exact same thing with spending the Tax Payers money and focusing only on their own small groups while thumbing their noses at the majority...

and crying about being told they will have to pay their taxes and for their own healthcare just like anyone else does.
ghostofdetroit

Utica, MI

#21 Mar 10, 2011
i wrote about glen beck's Hiroshima comments on my blog if you would like to read it go to:
http://ghostofdetroit.wordpress.com
Pete

Grand Rapids, MI

#22 Mar 10, 2011
Wow poor guy...

'I was trying to save the department'
http://detnews.com/article/20110310/METRO02/1...
Faith

Nijverdal, Netherlands

#24 Mar 10, 2011
Detroit is a shocking example of what happens when negroes are allowed to take over a major city. Detroit used to be a beautiful, prosperous and safe place. Now, it is like the planet of the apes. The Federal govt, should just nuke Detroit and start over.

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