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Wed April 10, 2013
Charlie LeDuff talks about "dead flight" on Colbert Report
Former New York Times reporter, current Fox TV reporter (WJBK), and author Charlie LeDuff appeared on Comedy Central's Colbert Report last night to promote his book Detroit: An American Autopsy.
When Colbert asked "what is the cause of death" in Detroit, LeDuff responded:
"White flight, black flight, business flight, job flight, we even have dead flight.”
"Dead people will not stay in Detroit?!"
"It's gotten so bad... people who grew up in Detroit and who now live out in the suburbs and are afraid of it - about 1,200 in the last five years - they've gone and got grandma, exhumed her, and brought her out to the suburbs to visit her."
Here's the video:
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