Trifecta of Crazy

The Mayor’s Office, in an effort to keep the crazy in all branches of city government (council, school board, mayors office) has been working hard these last few days to do a little damage control. You can see a weird transcript of Kilpatrick’s interview with TV station WXYZ here:

Mayor Kilpatrick Throws Microphone

The article is really poorly written and full of sentences all in capital letters. In fact, it’s almost impossible to read and you can’t really tell whats going on. In then end though, Kilpatrick allegedly throws the interviewer’s microphone. Awesome.

8 Comments so far

  1. Mollika* (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 11:33 am

    I’m glad the microphone wasn’t aimed at anyone, but I have problems with the reporting myself. The reporter is portrayed as polite and orderly, while the Mayor is portrayed as acting like a child. Clearly the mayor was avoiding questions, a microphone was thrown out of anger, but a barrage of hostile questions would cause most to perhaps act a little unprofessionally. Nonetheless, the question at hand is whether or not the $8,600 was used for a personal family vacation, or for actual city business. Either way, his entire family should not need to go on a business trip, and Detroiters most certainly should not be paying for it.

  2. Tom (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    It’s too bad the microphone wasn’t aimed at anyone. That would have been an awesome blog post and I’m sure that would end up on Youtube. ;)

    I agree about the journalism. There’s something about Steve Wilson and the “investigative” journalists in Detroit that give me the creeps. The problem is that polite journalism doesn’t get ratings like microphones being thrown.

  3. max (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

    when you’ve got nothing to hide and everything is documented then when assaulted with the barrage of questions you wouldn’t get that angry, you’d answer and maybe make the reporter look like he was trying to find a story where there was none. or if you’re the mayor of Detroit you freak out a little, make yourself look like a nut and make headlines which then makes everyone think you must be guilty. i was worried that the microphone might scratch the mayoral Navagator…oops, that was part of the last scandal.

  4. gencinjay (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 10:21 am

    So instead of taking it directly from the people of Detroit, the mayor has found a way to filter money through a non-profit for his own personal use. I wonder what kind of favors he’s giving in return to the donors of this non-profit. Whatever it is, the people of Detroit are still paying for the mayor’s excess in the long run.

  5. Mollika* (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 3:24 pm

    It is possible that the City of Detroit is the only sponsor to this non-profit.

  6. max (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

    that’s a really funny theory but scary becasue it’s entirely possibe. the mayor sets up a non profit organization then he has the city to which he is the mayor contribute thus funding his own shady deals that the city shouldn’t be funding. this could be a whole new level of scheming. i gotta run for office so i can get in on this one.

  7. Tom (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 7:01 pm

    You guys are giving him way tooo much credit.

  8. Mollika* (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 11:26 am

    It has happened time and time again. It is pretty easy to set up a non-profit, and the city does do a lot of good in donating to legitimate 501(c)3s.

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