Michigan Republican Definitely Not Responsible For Saying We Should Fence Detroit, Round Up The Indians


Say you are a mean old Republican (but we repeat ourselves) who loves to say sparkling things about Detroit and how you will get carjacked there, and also funny quips about FEMA camping all the Indians and giving them smallpox. Oh you wit! You slay you!

But then say someone quotes you saying those things! How is that even fair? It is not, obviously, and that is why we know who is to blame for Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson saying, “I made a prediction a long time ago, and it’s come to pass. I said, ‘What we’re gonna do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it, and then throw in the blankets and the corn.’” The person to blame, OBVIOUSLY, is ... The New Yorker, for quoting him!

Tell it to us, Raw Story:

After Detroit officials and activists reacted with outrage, Patterson’s office released a statement accusing The New Yorker of having an “agenda.”

“It is clear Paige Williams had an agenda when she interviewed County Executive Patterson,” the statement said. “She cast him in a false light in order to fit her preconceived and outdated notions about the region.”

We wonder if Larry Klayman is around to sue Paige Williams and the New Yorker for the grave defamation of quoting Mr. Patterson. Is he busy lately? Citizens arresting the president for treason can't take up too much of his time, right?

Anyway, Patterson said some other stuff about telling his kids not to get gas in Detroit because of how they will get crimed, and civil rights leaders are mad, because of how he is a racist old fuck.

But this news story (after describing the New Yorker in its intro as a nameless "online weekly magazine") discusses only the parts about the crimey Detroit, and leaves out the part about the Indians, and the throwing of them into a FEMA camp. What the fuck, news station? Let's get intersectional and understand that one man can racism BOTH black people AND Native Americans! In fact, you could say it is kind of even "their thing"!

"Throw the blankets in there." For fuck's sake!

[NewYorker, via RawStory]

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