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Zlati Meyer, Detroit Journalist, Enrages Twitter With West Virginia Incest Joke

Zlati Meyer (@Zlatimeyer) January 14, 2014 — Zlati Meyer (@Zlatimeyer) January 14, 2014 That didn't stop Twitter from making its own hashtag: #hasZlatilandedyet, after #hasjustinelandedyet, the hashtag made for Justine Sacco, who typed an offensive joke about AIDS before ...

New Ford video mocks Cadillac 'Poolside' ad targeted to the rich

By Zlati Meyer

Zlati Meyer, Detroit Free Press 9:03 a.m. EDT March 28, 2014 A new Ford ad parodies the "poolside" Cadillac ad. Cadillacs are for people with pools. Fords are for people with passions. That's the theme of the newest ad from Ford advertising agency, which parodies a recent Cadillac ...

Fans willing to pay 400% markup for Kanye West sneakers ...

Rapper Kanye West performs during a concert on June 1, 2012 in Paris. Some have been there since last Friday, waiting for the chance to pay $1,000 for $245 kicks. Dariante Dubose, 21, a student who lives on Detroit's west side, arrived Tuesday and is fourth in line because he bought someone's ...

Free Press writer puts her brain in some 'Jeopardy!'

and Free Press reporter Zlati Meyer chat Friday at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, where 'Jeopardy! ' auditions were held over the weekend. / Detroit Free Press Answer: The Detroit Free Press reporter who tried out for “Jeopardy!” during auditions in downtown Detroit. On Friday, I ...

Detroit Free Press dusts off story of St. Joseph statues and ...

Zlati Meyer of the Detroit Free Press writes about how home sellers are burying St. Joseph statutes in their yards to improve their sales potential. Zlati writes: “Whether from devotion or desperation, others are asking for intercession as well. Ginger Mikell, spokeswoman for ...

Oh boy! Detroiters weigh in on birth of royal baby

Detroit Free Press staff writer, columnist and humorist Zlati Meyer labo(u)rs to find out when the son sets on the British Empire. Zlati Meyer is the Free Press’ consumer watchdog reporter, dedicated to providing a voice for readers and holding officials accountable. She also ...

Jews, Muslims volunteer in gesture of harmony – USATODAY.com

DETROIT – Ari Goldberg filled Styrofoam cup after cup with lemonade from a giant jug cooler in the soup kitchen at St. Leo Catholic Church on Christmas morning. The 13-year-old resident of suburban West Bloomfield was one of about two dozen volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan ...

Suspect held after bomb scare, hostage situation at Westland City Hall

/ Zlati Meyer/Detroit Free Press A tense standoff ended peacefully at Westland City Hall today after an employee being hostage escaped and police convinced a man who claimed to have explosives on him to surrender. The man, who had demanded to see the mayor, was taken into custody after ...

Entrepreneur types, stores cash in on Opening Day

By Zlati Meyer

From afar, they look like long-stemmed white roses, with a touch of red peeking out under the curl of each delicate petal. Get closer and you see it's actually red stitching on white leather. It's a perennial even the most macho Detroit Tigers fan could love. Artist-turned-entrepreneur Jessica ...

Detroit Auto Show fans are game for high tech fun

Last Monday it opened to the media with about 50 unveilings of new cars and concept or prototype... Full Article at Toronto Star Blogs Video: Zlati Meyer takes on auto insiders, enthusiasts at Cobo Center Cars are a serious business in Detroit. Detroit Free Press staff writer Zlati ...

Obama pushes raise for American minimum wage

By Zlati Meyer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — President Barack Obama urged support of his plan to raise the national minimum wage to help Americans out of poverty in a speech at the University of Michigan on Wednesday. The address, which also included a handful of quips about the Wolverines basketball team, highlighted ...

Thanks to Twitter!: Another career bites the dust

Clowning around at this Detroit parade might be funny for Zlati Meyer, but clowning around on Twitter hasn’t proven so positive. (Twitter) It happens time and time again! People just don’t learn to think before they tweet – Today’s social media victim is Zlati Meyer. The Detroit ...

When Social Media Gets You Into Trouble Muffy's PR & Social Media Blog

Zlati Meyer sent out an inappropriate tweet in regard to the water crisis in West Virginia (pictured left) that stated, “[West Virginia] has it’s tainted water problem under [control]. Now, it can work on incest.” Meyer immediately received backlash from the tweet. It didn’t ...

Charleston Daily Mail: Short takes, Jan. 18, 2014

Zlati Meyer of the Detroit Free Press used the occasion of the water crisis to make an incest joke. After state residents rightly complained, she and her publisher apologized profusely and sincerely for her remark. Zlati Meyer of the Detroit Free Press used the occasion of the ...

Woodward Dream Cruise:Generation Why: Are Boomers Going to Be the Last Car Collectors?

Zlati Meyer writes for the Detroit Free Press, often about car events. In this video produced in connection with tomorrow’s Woodward Dream Cruise, Fifty Shades of Dream Cruise, Zlati takes a lighthearted look at the greying of car culture. What do you think, will car collecting ...

Ford mocks Cadillac’s ‘Poolside’ ad for the rich

Source: USA Today | Zlati Meyer, Detroit Free Press 2:24 p.m. EDT March 28, 2014 Cadillacs are for people with pools. Fords are for people with passions. That’s the theme of the newest ad from Ford, which parodies a recent Cadillac commercial that’s targeted to the affluent. The ...

Cameo clown battles Sandman, snow, aching feet for Thanksgiving parade

Detroit Free Press Thursday 28th November, 2013 Detroit Free Press reporter Zlati Meyer, tosses beads while marching with other clowns as the 2013 America's Thanksgiving Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue on Thursday in downtown Detroit. / Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press Eminem's ...

Opening Day at Comerica Park: 'Best day of the year'

Opening Day at Comerica Park: 'Best day of the year' | Detroit Star Detroit Free Press Saturday 6th April, 2013 Plan D: Over The Counter Humor at Opening Day: Detroit Free Press Staff Writer Zlati Meyer talks with fans, former Tigers players and even the Mayor of Detroit to soak up the ...

Paczki Day: A sweet treat

Detroit Free Press Tuesday 12th February, 2013 Detroit Free Press reporter Zlati Meyer heads to Hamtramck to find out how metro-Detroiters approach Paczki Day. She may have bitten off more than she can chew. Alexandra Bahou/Detroit Free Press Manchester United fans were given a double ...

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