DetN's Daniel Howes Gets One Wrong, Mostly

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
detn s daniel howes gets one wrong mostly

When Daniel Howes was a European correspondent, I had nothing but respect for his work. Since relocating to Detroit, my former main man has lost the fearless objectivity he displayed in his e-missive from across the pond. Lately, Howes’ column has blended piercing glimpses into the obvious, recaps of well-known events and a newfound ability to not say anything much. Today, like yesterday’s

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  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Jan 29, 2009

    Ronnie Schreiber: Examples? Links?

  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Jan 30, 2009

    Robert, I can't find it at the DetNews site but Howes had a long "no more business as usual in Detroit" piece in December. McElroy's done a radio commentary for years on WJR or WWJ and has frequently taken the Big 3 to task for various stupidities.

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