Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ICYMI: Watch 'Daily Show' correspondent completely nail the Detroit water shut-offs debate

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:59 AM

In case you missed it — The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams traveled to Detroit in Monday's episode to cover the Detroit water shut-offs, and of course, handled the issue with the show's typical brand of snark.

"Once again, poor people were just blaming the victim — innocent 18-hole golf courses who desperately need their water for critical fountaining," she reports. She debates the shut-offs with The Detroit News' Nolan Finley, and then follows her divining rod to a potential source of free water — Joe Louis Arena, one of the numerous commercial accounts that the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department holds at a different standard than residents. The episode also featured members of local advocacy groups opposed to the water shut-offs, such as the Detroit Water Brigade and Water Warriors.

Check out the clip below or on Hulu.

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