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

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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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Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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