WARREN (WWJ) — Multiple reports have indicated that Warren Mayor Jim Fouts has been let go from 910 AM.
Fouts recently came under fire for a leaked audio tape that allegedly caught him saying disturbing things about handicapped people.
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel last week released audio recordings that appear to have Fouts saying disabled people are not human and should be in cages.
Fouts wrote on social media that the offensive remarks about the disabled are not him. He posted on Facebook Thursday evening that the release of the audio which refers to the mentally challenged as “not even human beings,” is a tactic by Hackel to distract people from claims of illegal dumping at Freedom Hill.
“This recording was not me! (he has the expertise available to him to electronically engineer it) This is a PHONY tape with more to come. As I said when Mark Hackel can’t argue with facts he attacks. This was a garbled tape. A vicious attempt to discredit me. Mark Hackel will do anything to cover up his crime even the use of anonymous phony tapes.”
Warren Councilman Scott Stevens said that the remarks attributed to Fouts call for his immediate removal.
“That these people are lesser than us,” says Stevens. “And that they should die? Makes references to Kevorkian and stuff like that — that’s insane. Maybe we should also require that he gets a psychological examination too — now that I think about it.”
Fouts hosted a weekly show at 4 p.m. on Saturdays on 910 AM Superstation.
“We haven’t heard from the mayor directly, I actually talked to him today, he did give me a statement because there’s going to be a council meeting tomorrow,” WWJ Legal Analyst Charlie Langton said Monday night. “One of the council people there will be asking the council to adopt a resolution asking that the voice on those tapes that we’ve been talking about is actually Fouts, and he wants a forensic analysis of sorts to be done. If it shows that it’s not Fouts — no problem — but if it is Fouts, this city councilperson wants the council to get rid of him, have him resign.”
WWJ Newsradio 950 has a call out to Fouts, which was not immediately returned.
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