I realize the people of #WestVirginia have been going through a lot. My joke was in very poor taste. I can't apologize enough.—
Zlati Meyer (@Zlatimeyer) January 14, 2014
What sort of joke would a Detroit Free Press reporter make about a chemical spill that has left hundreds of thousands of West Virginians trying to make do without tap water? This sort.
We know that Detroit is financially bankrupt, but come on.
At least she deleted the tweet.
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Detroit Free Press assistant managing editor Stefanie Murray responds.
We’d say this was premature: