What do PR flack-turned-journalist Gil Duran and San Francisco's streets have in common?
No prizes for guessing.
San Francisco, for all its wealth, ranks as one of the most homeless burdened cities in the US, and has, infamously, less delicately described, streets full of shit.
This is a quality of life issue you either accept or reject. There’s no possible middle ground. Once there is any poop anywhere besides a toilet bowl (and even then, uh, please flush) or sewage treatment plant, you are either a person who tolerates (or even enjoys) the poop, or it upsets you very much. Let’s go ahead and mark down Michelle in the “Not a fan of public poop” column. Gil? Well.
This is one of those things you read and just stare at in bewilderment and horror. How could this be the state of one of the US’s most preeminent cities, filled with architecture and history and talent and wealth? Are we really so incapable? Sad!
But not if you’re Gil Duran. If you’re Gil Duran, you get so, so MAD at Michelle. How dare she? How dare she spread misinformation? Here’s a message this reporter-extraordinaire sent to Michelle, which she posted along with many examples of exactly the problem she’s talking about happening in the rest of the world (you can just do a search for them in incognito mode yourself.) If you’re Gil Duran, it’s off to UC Berkeley to talk to “misinformation experts” (not a real thing.)
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