Tag Archives: Kwame Kilpatrick

UM evades Michigan’s anti-racism law

By Joel Thurtell What do the felon Kwame Kilpatrick and the University of Michigan Alumni Association have in common? Both the disgraced Detroit mayor and the UM alum group have behaved tried to act as if the 2006 Michigan constitutional … Continue reading

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How many reporters?

How many reporters? 11/13/08 [donation] By Joel Thurtell By now, the drumbeat is almost deafening. On page A1 today, November 13, 2008, the New York Times newsroom dropped its oar into the maelstrom that is the financial status of what … Continue reading

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Matty on my mind

[donation] By Joel Thurtell Now I know how Detroit Free Press editors must have felt when they saw how many website hits their bombshell Kwame Kilpatrick stories were igniting. Joelontheroad.com, with my story about being ejected from a public park … Continue reading

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Bing-O! He helped oust Kwame, now wants job

[donation] By Joel Thurtell Was I on the money, or what? Dave Bing, the Detroit businessman and onetime basketball star who pressured Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Jennifer Granholm to remove Kwame Kilpatrick as mayor of Detroit, now wants … Continue reading

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All my sins — and more

[donation] By Joel Thurtell Man, are my ears burning. A reader named “Ricky” really socked it to me in a pair of caustic comments last weekend. I’m still reeling. My sense of self is in total tumult. Don’t know where … Continue reading

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Letter to Kwame

[donation] By Joel Thurtell Dear Mayor Kilpatrick: Yes, you are still mayor, until September 18, 2008 when you will take off the fancy dress shirt with “MAYOR” embroidered on the cuffs and put on a Wayne County Jail suit. It’s … Continue reading

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Did Kwame pack those hotels?

[donation] By Joel Thurtell Remember all that Kwamegate hype the media dished out about how bad the mayor’s scandal was for Detroit? Terrible for business. Drum, drum, drum: Kwame had to go so Detroit could recover from its text message-induced … Continue reading

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Could Monica be right?

[donation] By Joel Thurtell Did I actually say that? In a headline? That Monica Conyers might be correct? Yes. I think the media are handling her roughly. I know, I know. Who am I to talk? I was critical of … Continue reading

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Cheap shots

By Joel Thurtell Frequent criticism of gaffes, journalistic lapses and other oddities at the Detroit Free Press is wrong — it’s taking “cheap shots” at a newspaper in its death agony. So I was told by a former Freepster. Now … Continue reading

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How does newspaper redlining impact you?

[donation] By Joel Thurtell We can all be forgiven, I think, for heaving a big sigh of relief Friday that the Kwame Kilpatrick perjury prosecution saga came to an end with the mayor’s guilty pleas and resignation. Now, it seemed, … Continue reading

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