FLINT, MI – The daughter of JPMorgan Chase’s CEO wrote an article about Flint, MI even though she has never stepped foot inside of the city. Laura Dimon, a journalist for the PolicyMic website wrote an article entitled “This is One of America’s Most Violent Cities — And It Deserves More Attention“, however, it original title was “This is America’s Most Apocalyptic, Violent City — And You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It.”
Every major city has its issues. Her focus on Flint is one that is undeserving. Instead of zeroing in on what is wrong with a place where so many live, it would have been just as easy to find the information on what is right about a city that many have such wonderful memories.
The article has gained steam because of who she is and not so much about her journalistic prowess. On the Detroit News website their article entitled “Flint target of hit piece by JPMorgan CEO’s daughter” has had 102 people comment about this journalistic trash. Comments are split but for the most part people in Michigan are defending the birthplace of General Motors.
Sitting behind a well padded desk throwing digs at a place you have never been is just plain lazy journalism.