Media Misses the Mark, Vote Theft at Core of Flint's Problems
An open letter from Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management
DETROIT, Michigan - Three significant mainstream media outlets recently published editorials that acknowledge that emergency managers appointed by Governor Snyder clearly made the ill-fated decisions that resulted in the poisoning of Flint’s water supply and yet argue that the law that gave the appointees unprecedented power is somehow not a problem. This is despite the fact that Michigan voters thoroughly rejected the law and despite the fact that it gave the emergency managers power to utterly ignore the outrage of Flint families who were forced to use foul smelling, rash inducing, lead poisoned water for a year and a half. What’s really going on here?
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