The Detroit Free Press is finally appropriately discussing issues with the Bridge.
While the Detroit Free Press endorsed the DRIC bridge, now called the NITC Bridge, for over a year, only now does it recognize the discussion of the nasty political campaign paid for by the Detroit International Bridge Company should be dealt with in a direct fashion.
As long as the Bridge Company sticks to the facts, it will not see these types of articles and opinions as presented in the attached opinion of the Detroit Free Press. However, when the issues are confused or misrepresented, the personality and the attacks will be met with a hostile public and press reception.
But against this rising consensus, Moroun has mounted an ever louder, more desperate propaganda campaign. He's now bankrolling a series of falsehood-ridden TV spots that accuse the new bridge's sponsors and the Canadian government of colluding against him and his plans to build his own new private bridge next to the 82-year-old Ambassador.
But a bridge is a road across water -- not much different from any highway or interchange. We entrust that kind of infrastructure to governments accountable to the public, not private companies beholden to stockholders. Moroun's losing courtroom battles with the state over the Gateway Project, which ties freeways into the Ambassador, reveal his difficulty in seeing beyond his own interests.