ICYMI: Dan Gilbert freaked out on a reporter on Twitter over 'peculiar math'

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Dan Gilbert
Uh oh. Detroit's resident billionaire isn't happy.

Recently, Gilbert has claimed that it costs the same to build in New York City or Chicago as it does in Detroit — hence his need for tax incentives. But in a recent story for Crain's Detroit Business,  reporter Kirk Pinho determined Gilbert's claim is, in short, "dubious."

Pinho walks the reader through his math, which seems fairly straightforward — though he notes that Gilbert's Bedrock LLC declined to comment or shed any insight on Gilbert's claim.

Gilbert wasn't pleased, taking to Twitter on Sunday night to call Pinho out for "twisted apples to oranges peculiar math," equating it to "fake news":
Other reporters were quick to join the fray:
On Monday, Gilbert promised to take Crain's Associate Publisher Ron Fournier up on his request to share the numbers to back up his claim:
We will keep you posted when he does.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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