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Ventura67
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 9:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I heard a radio news man today describing the arrest of that guy that killed his wife. He said he was arrested in Petosky which "is just outside Detroit". Damn, I knew we had sprawl but Petoskey as a detroit suburb?

I don't doubt for a second that Detroit was only mentioned because the story involved a gruesome murder. It was either 1310 or 1290 AM, the "progressive" channels with the same news headlines at the top of the hour. What do you think?
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 9:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Um, is that a metro Detroit radio station?
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Fareastsider
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 9:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Obviously the radio host didnt know what he was talking about. They probably are not from Michigan
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Ventura67
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 10:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1310-Detroit

1290-Ann Arbor

The news programming is certainly national- but shouldn't journalists have a least minimal understanding of the geography of their news stories?

(Message edited by ventura67 on March 05, 2007)
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 10:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This doesn't surprise me, at all. I've heard plenty of Michiganians in all parts of the lower peninsula refer to their homestowns as "not-too-far" from Detroit, and I'm talking about a spread of cities that aren't even in the proximity of Southeast Michigan, when describing their area to those outside the state.

I've also heard a lot of out-of-staters ask "is that near Detroit?" no matter what city a Michigander tells them. It's to be expected in states with big cities, though.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 10:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

a suburb cannot be 280 miles away. By the way, he was found at the tip of the mitt just west of Mackinaw City (40 miles from Petoskey). He was probably booked at Petoskey so that's why it got mentioned.
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Jt1
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 10:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who cares?
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Knocturnal
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 10:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ventura - Are you sure that you are from Michigan? You can't even spell Petoskey correctly?
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 10:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ventura - Are you sure that you are from Michigan? You can't even spell Petoskey correctly?

He spelled it correctly in that post, just not the first time. And it's not like this board is a haven for grammar aficionados.
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Eric_w
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 10:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On CNN an anchor pronounced Macomb County
"May-com ".
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Gistok
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Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 11:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL... does that mean that Miss Cleo is back in Metro-Detroit!

As Danny would say... YAY!!
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Urbanize
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One odd thing is (off topic), The stuck-up daity folks at the weather Channel discuss some type of weather that happens here (with video). Now, there's was a video out of Southfield about teh same weather Downtown Detroit saw. Not once did they say "just outside detroit". Where as, if it was Chicago and a suburb, they would say in a second "Just outside Chicago". Apparrently, the geographical features of SE, Michigan at that isn't important to people.
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Fnemecek
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 9:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

The news programming is certainly national- but shouldn't journalists have a least minimal understanding of the geography of their news stories?


In theory, yes.

The problem, however, is that most national journalists view everything in "fly-over country" as being one big neighborhood. I've actually talked to journalists in NY who think that Detroit, Michigan and Des Moines, Iowa are practically next door to one another.

Quite frankly, I'm just happy that this reporter at least realized that Petosky wasn't in Detroit.
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Ericdetfan
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 10:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Petosky St. lol
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Cartoonguy
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 12:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For the record, here in Madison Wisconsin the news covered the story. The anchors made a point of saying the man was captured in the woods of northern Michigan, several hours from his home in Suburban Detroit.

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