Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert was not happy late Sunday night when his teenage daughters asked about a Motor City Muckraker story that showed the billionaire’s real estate team was erecting cameras and a transmitter without permission on buildings that don’t belong to him.
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) April 27, 2015
Before signing off, Gilbert offered a few more kind words.
I know.”Ignore them”.Just once in awhile you have to let the lying venom filled wannabes know that they will be held accountable.Goodnight! — Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) April 27, 2015
We challenged Gilbert to show an error in the story, but he didn’t respond and instead blocked us on Twitter.
— Motor City Muckraker (@MCmuckraker) April 27, 2015
Gilbert also directed his ire at Eric Lacy, a former MLive reporter who often covered entertainment in metro Detroit. Gilbert apparently didn’t think it was very manly of Lacy, who was celebrating his birthday, to tweet about Bruce Jenner, a former gold medalist who revealed that he is transgender.
Lacy fired back with kindness.
Thank you, Dan Gilbert! Just inspired me to make a donation to Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center for homeless LGBTQ youth. http://t.co/dLFaIWZ15J
— Eric Lacy (@EricLacy) April 27, 2015
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.