The city of Columbus is top on the list for being the brokest town in the U.S., that's according to Newsweek's The Daily Beast.More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (AP) - An online news organization is standing by a story declaring that Columbus is the nation's "brokest city" after the mayor demanded that it delete the story from its website.
Daily Beast spokesman Andrew Kirk said the publication is confident in the reporting and methodology used when it published the story on Tuesday ranking dozens of U.S. cities.
He said Columbus had the highest debt load, the fourth lowest median household income of the 138 metro areas the publication reviewed. He also said the city's unemployment rate was greater than 75% of the cities that were reviewed.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported on Thursday that the mayor sent a letter to Newsweek/Daily Beast LLC, saying the analysis was "recklessly designed to damage" the Georgia city.
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