More on Citi’s ‘GIFT’

Some people wonder why the local news is so pathetic, and I say, just read the stories sometimes. I had a friend who worked as a producer for a major news TV station in SF for awhile. He hated the mediocrisy so much he quit. Not only was the news coverage awful, the on air personalities had little ‘attitudes’ like they were famous or something.

Just look at this line in the CITI story;

Citibank continues its generosity, donating $140,000 to help a crime-riddled neighborhood. 

Christ! The heck with Citi giving our money back to us – we need Batman to clean up this neighborhood!

Some might question why Citibank is donating money when it’s dealing with its own financial struggles.  Citibank is a part of the government’s multi-billion dollar bailout plan.

Because they are not donating THEIR MONEY! Why not donate (our) this money to The Food Bank or the Banquet, it would get better use. Besides, Citi will get the money back in interest when SF has to pay back the loan they gave us, so it’s all a wash.


#1 Ghost of Dude on 12.23.08 at 7:48 am

Crime riddled meaning people jaywalk a lot?

If you want to see crime riddled, I’ve got a few neighborhoods in mind they could look at. None of them are in Sioux Falls, though. Our local yokel news seems to try really hard to make this town look like a big city.

#2 l3wis on 12.23.08 at 7:52 am

More like ‘drunk riddled’. You know what kind of neighborhood it is when the only C-store in the area doesn’t sell gas and has the Malt-liquor beer cooler right next to the checkout counter with the Zig-zags and grape flavored blunts.