Detroit is now smaller than Austin, Texas

How bad has the 21st century been to the city of Detroit? New Census data shows it has 713,000 residents — the fewest people since 1910, and likely smaller than Austin, Texas and Columbus, Ohio. » 3/22/11 12:45pm 3/22/11 12:45pm

Chrysler's former Twitter agency gets a "missed connections" Craigslist…

It's been a rough few days for New Media Strategies, the Virginia-based social media firm that borked its business with Chrysler over a mis-Twittered profanity regarding Detroit's drivers. Now it's taking shots from Craigslist posters warning of more woe ahead. » 3/11/11 1:00pm 3/11/11 1:00pm

Chrysler fires firm behind Twitter F-bomb

Yesterday, Chrysler apologized for a profane message about Detroit drivers that was sent into its Twitter feed by an employee at social media firm New Media Strategies who was then fired. Today, Chrysler announced it fired New Media Strategies. UPDATED. » 3/10/11 3:00pm 3/10/11 3:00pm

Chrysler fires tweeter behind F-Bomb tweet

Chrysler just just confirmed that the person behind this morning's F-bomb-laced tweet to Detroit drivers was, as we reported, an employee of New Media Strategies. Well… a former employee. » 3/09/11 3:10pm 3/09/11 3:10pm

Other idiotic things Glenn Beck can say about Detroit

Former morning DJ and gold shill Glenn Beck compared Detroit to Hiroshima, based on an email debunked by Snopes. Next targets: Uncovering the 50-mpg carburetor, how Jimmy Hoffa was killed by Obama and the socialism inherent in Coney dogs. » 3/01/11 5:15pm 3/01/11 5:15pm

Detroit Is A Good Place To Speed

Faced with dwindling resources, overcrowded prisons and much more significant crimes, Detroit police are now ignoring traffic infractions. Below, ABC News describes an incident where Detroit's police chief let someone driving without a license go with merely a warning. » 9/30/09 10:45am 9/30/09 10:45am

GM May Consider Move From Detroit, Leave City Motor-Less

GM CEO Fritz Henderson acknowledged Monday the automaker's open to moving from its RenCen world headquarters along the Detroit River to save millions in taxes. Can Detroit still be called the "Motor City" without automakers? » 5/12/09 12:30pm 5/12/09 12:30pm