By Stephen Dietrich
Stephen Henderson is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial page editor of The Detroit Free Press, the largest newspaper in Michigan.
And he has a message for his readers: Kidnap, torture and kill conservative lawmakers for screwing up Detroit city schools.
Almost unbelievable. But true.
An editor for the largest newspaper in one of the biggest cities in America is advocating the brutal murder of conservative politicians. And it doesn’t appear that the paper has any plans to discipline him for it.
This is the same bankrupt Detroit, mind you, that has been under firm Democratic party control for over 50 years.
But instead of calling out Democrats, Henderson says Michigan GOP lawmakers should be rounded up and murdered to account for their attempts to fix the city’s school problems.
Last Friday, Henderson tweeted:
GOP House harlots deserve worse than hanging for selling out #detroit kids on #DPS bills. https://t.co/zbPajL81qq
— Stephen Henderson (@SHendersonFreep) June 3, 2016
Henderson doubled-down Saturday and opened his editorial in the Detroit Free Press with the line, “We really ought to round up the lawmakers who took money to protect and perpetuate the failing charter-school experiment in Detroit, sew them into burlap sacks with rabid animals, and toss them into the Straits of Mackinac.”
This is a Pulitzer Prize winner, folks, advocating the murder of those he disagrees with.
He’s a hypocrite, too. Just months ago, as The Daily Caller first pointed out, Henderson wrote a scathing editorial criticizing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for using inflammatory rhetoric.
Since then, Henderson has gone on Twitter and refused to apologize, saying he wasn’t sorry for calling for violence.
He should be — especially at a time when national political tensions have reached a boiling point. On Wednesday, police announced three new arrests of anti-Trump radicals from the recent San Jose riot, one for felony assault with a deadly weapon.
These are fragile times. And anyone who writes, as Henderson did, that democratically elected lawmakers they disagree with deserve “an old-school retributive response. A sack. An animal. A lake” ought to be ashamed of themselves and the violence they’re inspiring.
“No lover of actual democracy could weep at that outcome,” Henderson wrote.
I weep. Because the shameful state of the American mainstream media is enough to bring a reasonable person to tears.
— Stephen Dietrich is the Managing Editor of The Horn News
Main Street says
Up until the late 1960’s, Detroit was a great place to live in. Plenty of good paying union jobs. Beautiful brick homes in neighborhoods that would rival or surpass most suburbs. Crime harmed Detroit more than the economy. Detroit is making a bit of a comeback these days.
Al Schmidt says
The only reason that Detroit might be making a bit of a comeback is because the Chief of Police is pro gun.
sharon howard says
The Democrats blame everyone but themselves,they totally destroyed Detriot, the working class build it and the Democrats tore it to pieces and they blame others, just like most rotten Democrats do.
Donald L Girton says
Yes there was a minority of republicans for 50 years trying to affect changes to what the majority wanted to do. I have news for the democrats……they ALWAYS got their way. So…..look in the mirror democrats…..you have no one to blame but YOURSELVES! It’s time to man up……admit you have screwed things up and start working WITH (not against) the republicans. By doing so you have nothing to lose…..how could things get any worse? Think about it!
I love what you are saying I was serval years ago and the town was a mess. A fiend a democratic was just crazy with the dens.
The dems will never own up to anything they destroy it then leave it to rot then try to claim it as everybody else fault and problem. I wonder if this reporter found it ok to be tied up and dragged through the streets. do the these arrogant asses as other are having done to them.
Is that why the GOP block everything in DC??
Jeanne Ballard says
You speak the truth !
sharon howard says
The Democrats blame everyone but themselves,they totally destroyed Detriot, the working class build it and the Democrats tore it to pieces and they blame others, just like most rotten Democrats do. As for that scumbag Henderson he is no more than a terrorist given a prize for being a terrorist and a stinking communist pile of shit.
Correction Sharon — like ALL demoSCUM do. All they know is to blame someone else for their ineptness and stupidity.
Helen Higgason says
You know Sharon, liberals seem to never take responsibility for ANYTHING , ever……why do you suppose that is?????i. I can, but can you imagine why???????? Only THEY can answer that, BUT that will never happen, for sure!!!!!!!
s seymour says
schools cannot make a come back until you get rid of the unions and start paying for performance. see what a lot of money gets you. the politicians are backed by unions. in Baltimore 79% of the inner city school kids cannot read entering the 5th grade.
Helen Higgason says
Detroit has some of the worst schools in America and it is not because of lack of money. They need discipline in the schools and support from the parents. Obama has made it harder to discipline Black students.
Shane: And I suppose Obama caused your toilet to over flow!!! Who is blaming someone else??
Land of Laws says
Let me guess. You’re black. And a Democrat.
Helen Higgason says
You are one stupid woman,,get a life liberal, or just go off and behave, ok??????
Spencer Washington says
until the 1960s Detroit had the United State’s highest median house hold income. Now Detroit is 358 out of 360 metropolitan areas in house hold income. You can blame it on the GOP if you wish but I see a much bigger reason. I’m speaking about 50+ years of Democrat Party mis-rule.
this editor tries that shit down here in Texas, he’ll be shark food… and NO ONE will give a damn….
Lorraine E says
I didn’t see a picture of Stephen. Why not?
sharon howard says
Thugs who attacked Trump followers should be rounded up and charged for terrorists attacks. The San Jose Police Chief and Mayor should be charged as well for terrorists attacks, they did nothing to stop the savages.
And this ties to this discussion how?
Is he stupid or what ? It’s him and the democrats that have destroyed Detroit and its school system. Wake up but brain get your facts straight before condemning the GOP.
Justin W says
Who wants to live in Detroit? Thanks to liberal mismanagement this town’s glory days are in its past.
I would suggest conservatives boycott advertisers in the newspaper. I would also suggest they cancel their subscriptions to the paper. It only takes one subscription to keep a boycott list going. As the circulation for the paper declines, many advertisers will put out of the paper because it no longer reaches their consumers.
Ollie Octopus says
I can point out the problem in two words. BLACK THUGS.
In both the streets and in halls of government.
Helen Higgason says
Any time there is trouble, you can count on it being black and white THUGS, mark my word!!!!!
WHY NOT CREATE A PETITION AND SEE IF THEY DO ANYTHING TO HIM.
Please do not lower your standards of reporting by senationalizing your New reporting. You normally do such a good job of reporting the news. This article clearly stretches the use of words… Get back to Better journalism please…
L. Ann Almy says
I’m ashamed of the Detroit Free Press, that you (DFP) would condone such talk. Don’t talk to me about Freedom of Speech, this isn’t that, It’s hate speech !! This shamefully person, Mr. Henderson, you should be tried and convicted of hate speech and stupidity. NO I’m not a Republican nor a Democrat, I am sir, an American, who really believes in the constitution and you are not.
Now that is the AMERICAN response!
He is a total idiot. It is the democrats that made Detroit what it is. It is also the people for not fighting the democrats for using you people. Quit blaming something on Republicans when it was never in their control. It was Obama and Hillary and the politicians YOU ELECTED. sO mR. BLAME YOURSELF TOO. yOIU COULD HAVE WRITTEN ALL ALONG OVER THE YEARS WHAT THE DEMOS DID TO MICHIGAN. WHEN I LIVED THERE DETROIT WAS GREAT. sO SAD.
Julia Hiott says
I think that Henderson should be arrested and jailed for his direct connection that has caused others harm; Conspiracy to commit a crime. This is absolutely shameful! And to think the government officials in that area support such insidious behavior makes this much worse. I would also agree with Justin that this is a large part of liberal mismanagement; but I believe that is actually goes much deeper than that. This is what happens when God is removed government.
I agree Julia. Trump is brutalized for calling for law to be enforced. Yet this Michigan hack is not even seen to be politically incorrect for his horrible statements inciting murder.
Could Trump have inspired Henderson to speak in kind??
Are you one of Hillary’s paid trolls? Your post truly are radical. This is about a man calling for the murder of Conservatives. You seem to be agreeing with him. Trump has never called for the murder of anyone, you are a true Democrat threw and threw.
john j says
this just proves that if you are a liberal Democrat you can say or do anything you like without fear even if it means you advocate the killing of those who disagree with your views. if a conservative made a statement like that he/she would be arrested by the F.B.I. for inciting a riot and a hate crime.
sharon howard says
Democrats are dangerous, they don’t represent America any longer, the party has went terrorist.
Stephen Henderson and more of his HATE speech !! Demons have taken possession of him. Detroit failed with Democrats running !!! their state. Ku Klux Klan organized by Democrats!! Black baby abortions headed by Democrats!! Slavery headed by Democrats!!
Henderson’s eyes still veiled. !!!
Communist Progressive Democrat Crime party, These so called people are the lowest form of life on this planet. I’ll be glad when we can send them to mars, where there is no Global warming, No Dirty water.
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS were born and raised BY THE LIKES OF HILLARY AND BILL CLINTON… and now they are planning to place their GREATEST’ ( they believe, not me ) in charge of our ONCE GREAT COUNTRY , the US of A, ….The Conservative Washington Establishment is signing their own ‘death’ warrant ‘ by , not only helping them , but working against Donald J. Trump , who is the only one who has stood face to face with the ENEMY, and told them what he intends to do ……..WILL THE ‘LITTLE PEOPLE’ (THEIR WORDS , NOT MINE) STAND QUIETLY BY AND ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN ? It takes EXTREMISM TO ‘FIGHT ‘ EXTREMISM’ ………..Let’s hope Obama’s plans don’t work out and we make it ’til the ELECTION …
Hector A Freixa says
This type of rhetoric from this liberal newspaper editor is one of the reasons this country is going the way Barack Hussein Obama wants, civil war. He enjoys this comments and wants more to incite the brain dead to violence.
It’s a shame that our great Country has come down to this level. I am an American citizen naturalized and love the USA, but I worry and weep for our future.
What Obama wants – civil war??? How do you read his mind? Can you get his PIN number?!?!?!
Hector: Where do you get this BS . . “Obama wants civil war” . . You can read his mind???
Can you get his PIN number?!?!?
Henderson needs to be investigated by the FBI for his threats and FIRED from his job at The Detroit Free Press. Detroit is in a sad state of affairs after 50 years under Democratic rule. It’s not working yet the people continue to vote for the same MORONS at election time. Sad but true.
They are all Thieves. The Democratic Politicians stole all the taxpayers money. In 2012 all the department stores in down town Detroit were closed down. A racist like Stephen Henderson will never admit that.
Remember Kwame Kirkpatrick? Look him up
How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit | Frontpage Mag
In short, Detroit is a city on the brink of ruination. At the center of that ruination is 50 years of Democrat rule. The last Republican Mayor the city had was Louis ..
The same swath of progressive policies destroyed the public school system as well. Perhaps nothing illustrates the corrupting influence of those policies better than the Detroit Federation of Teachers’ success in scuttling a
scuttling a $200 million offer by businessman and philanthropist Robert Thompson to build 15 charter schools in the city in 2003. Ten years later, the Detroit Public School (DPS) system remains a cesspool of failure, corruption and bankruptcy, all of which is chronicled here.
Considering some of the men who have run this city, Detroit’s descent into socialistic ruination should surprise no one. From 1974 to 1993, Coleman Young, who was subsequently revealed to be a member of the Communist Party, was mayor of the city. He failed to stem Detroit’s descent into chaos, and in 1992 his police chief was convicted of stealing $2.6 million from city taxpayers, even as Young defended him. Michigan’s hard-left U.S. Senator Carl Levin was Young’s chief supporter, serving as Detroit City Council president.
Kwame Kilpatrick, who served as Mayor from 2002 to 2008, represents the epitome of corruption. In 2008, he pleaded guilty to two felonies and no contest to a third one, receiving a sentence of 120 days. In 2010, he received a five year sentence for probation violations stemming from his obstruction of justice conviction. Currently Kilpatrick, along with his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, and his longtime contractor friend Bobby Ferguson, who got millions of dollars in city work, are awaiting a jury verdict on racketeering, bribery and tax charges that could send them all to jail for 20 years.
Southern By Choice says
But not this DOJ – maybe if Trump can be successful, we will get some action and answers to a lot of things that have been swept under the rug, or blacked out by lame stream media. This DOJ will do nothing to a democrat, no matter what they have done.
I’m calling the FBI tomorrow. This is over the top. Pray for me to get it done.
Stephen Henderson @SHendersonFreep
Surely you know why DETROIT is a mess it because of thieves like Kwame Kirkpatrick and others dishonest politicians.
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Spike 44 says
These are the same people that allowed the DPS to purchase $32,000,000 of artwork to put in the halls of the DPS approximately 7-8 years ago, instead of putting the kids artwork in the halls, classrooms and offices, like the 2 schools I’ve worked in over the last 11 years. Wonder who got the major kickback(s) for this “arrangement”? At that time, the cost was 10% of what DPS were in the hole.
Let Detroit take care of itself so that the rest of us outside of that hole don’t have to help those morons that don’t have a clue in life and continually support the progressive liberals that promise them everything and deliver nothing. Been going on since the 60s and still spiraling downhill!!
Just another stupid liberal democrat .He never mentioned that Detroit has been run by democrats for the last 50 years but he’s too dam stupid to figure out the problem,He is the problem,all he has to do is look in a mirror and he can see it plan as day.He should get the hell off drugs and sober up maybe then he could see and think straight..
Ever notice that all the DEAD AND DYING CITIES….All have been in LONG TERM control by the Corrupt D****RAT PARTY THUGS…
The Founding Fathers must be looking upon us with disgust & shame. We have squandered what so many died to provide for us. Do not look for an elected saviour. Look in the mirror & decide what you will do today to turn back the tide in your corner of America. We The People must do this. The government will not end their own gravy train.
ONE VERY LARGE PROBLEM THAT THIS DANGEROUS MORON FORGOT TO MENTION….DETROIT IS IN THE MESS THAT THEY HAVE…BECAUSE THE MARXIST COMMUNIST D****RAT PARTY HAS HAD TOTAL CONTROL FOR OVER 100 YEARS….
BECAUSE OF HIS DEATH THREAT OF CONSERVATIVES….HE NEEDS TO BE ARRESTED. TRIED AND SENTENCED TO A VERY LONG PRISON SENTENCE….
It’s the Democrats and RINO’s that have created all the problems in Detroit not conservatives. Stephen Henderson should be put in prison for the next 25 to 30 years for all his death threats. What a POS he is.
Theresa Tyler says
I think it’s important that we all learn the lesson that Detroit has for us; Democrats don’t care for our Republic at all. It’s never about the people or assuming responsibility for their actions, it is almost always overwhelmingly destructive. My father was from Michigan and he remembers the “real” Detroit; it’s a shame that it’s gone. I hope that somehow God will restore this once great city to its former prosperity and beauty.
SJ Jolly says
“… restore this once great city to its former prosperity and beauty.” God always is rather hands-off to Earthy projects. You want Detroit restored? Get your hands busy doing that. And recruit others.
Demorats are like Communists and Muslims in that to lie in the increase of the religion (Communism IS a religion, beyond rationality.) is permissible, even recommended. Demorats come into power because they lie to the stupid and ignorant and bribe those persons with promises of free stuff, money extorted from other people. Demorats stay in power by lying and giving more stuff to the undeserving, including their crony Capitaolists. Truly, they are lowlifes, many if not most are atheists and envirowackos possessed of another Marxist-Leninist trait, the ability to hold contradictory principles at one time and believe both. Here’s an example: Many hold jobs paying good money while espousing returning the earth to a pristine, non-human state.
SJ Jolly says
It’s almost amusing that The Horn News, who’s Comment sections are full of calls to violence, editorializes against a media call to violence.
D. Johnson says
SJ Jolly: If you do not see the difference between the Henderson calls for violence and individual responses in these posts you are part of the problem. When disobedience and rioting and severe damage is recommended by the Detroit Free Press they are way out of line and border on dangerous propagandism…….there are large scale trends and events which hint at days in a not so distant future. If you have ever been in a war zone I think you would realize that editorials at this level, with this timing, are potentially very grim. I also would like to point out that “peacetime” can switch to open warfare over night. Proceed with great caution!
Just another Democrat with a small penis who wants Others to do those things to Conservatives but of course is too much of a sissy to do it himself. If you want to talk tough you better walk the walk or just shut up. Somebody ought to whip his ass for those remarks just to show him how tough he isn’t.
Is it because much of Detroit has fallen into Muslim hands, complete with Sharia Law & getting away with it in OUR AMERICA?
According to “Rules for Radicals,” do the dirties of deeds and then blame the opposition. It is right there in the Alinsky book. Alinsky, the great friend of Obama has firmly repudiated honor and integrity in favor of despicable underhanded tactics. Call for violence and then blame the opposition for the violence. And most liberals are stupid enough to believe that this is the right thing to do.
It’s truly amazing how far off these useless parasites can be. He’s exactly 180* off the mark. If he was talking about his own party (Cult) this article might just make sense. I hope to God that he and his cohorts fall victim to his prescribed mandates concerning others. If anyone acts on his vulgar, demonic suggestions they should receive INSTANT JUSTICE, where they stand and he should be tracked down and hung in public. These scum bags don’t even know how to keep a low profile after being caught with their hands in the cookie jar. The people of Detroit are Pathetic Idiots for allowing this to go on in light of the fact that they have to know, BY NOW, who is to blame for their plight. Unless they think that stealing is just a normally accepted way of living in today’s society. You would think that the officials that have been prosecuted would shed some light on where the problem lies. They RAPED Detroit and most have now moved on to vanquish other cities. These filthy fvcks only live in cities where the pickins’ are good. They won’t move to a rural area because the target base is narrow and bodies are harder to find in the great outdoors….
These days it seems that We The People are threatened on every hand. I am pasting a message that I wrote to a dear friend Louis on another site. My prayer is that it will strengthen and settle us all that we can think with a pure mind and do what is best for our Nation.
We The People are not defeated or dead as yet. We are still in the battle against the principalities and powers that the Apostle Paul spoke of in Eph.6:12. Thank God that He has already won the victory and we are winners either way, so I think we ought to sing a victory song:
“Grace, Grace, God’s Grace;
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within.
Grace, Grace, God’s Grace, Grace that is greater than all our Sin;”
We are none faced with the turmoil and suffering that Martin Luther was faced with back in the 16th Century. Please follow the link to hear this marvelous song written by him.
Bobby Wynnej says
This reporter, if you can call him that, should be tied up to a public post and stripped down to his shorts and publicly cainned and then have his tongue cut out. It is no wonder our young people have no respect anymore and think violence is the only way if you disagree with their opinions. Shame on this reporter and the newspaper he represents.
Amen Bobby, well said!