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Fake Newspapers in Illinois

May
25

Journalism on the level of Pravda. [Image from IWT News.]

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Mommy, This Is Why the Chicago Tribune Can't Have Friends (Among Decent People)

Nov
22

So I was reading through an article in the Chicago Tribune titled "Chicago's AirBnB Home-sharing Rules Are 'Draconian,' Lawsuit Says" and I was wondering who in the world would be on the side of AirBnB -- who would be arguing, as the article relates, that restrictions on AirBnB are both "unconstitutional and punish responsible homeowners". Then I got to this sentence:

"Liberty Justice Center, a Chicago-based nonprofit litigation center representing the plaintiffs in the case, teamed up with a Phoenix-based think tank called the Goldwater Institute on the suit in hopes of blocking the regulations...."

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Tribune Reports on Campaign Spending in Govenor's Race

Oct
21

Somehow I think I would have written this paragraph from yesterday's Chicago Tribune a bit differently:

Together, the two campaigns have raised nearly $80 million - $55.8 million by Rauner and $23.3 million by Quinn - since Rauner entered the race in March 2013. Rauner has personally given his campaign $20.1 million, including another $1.5 million reported to the State Board of Elections earlier Monday.

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Headline of the Day

Oct
01

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h/t newseum

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Messing with Texas

Apr
28

Hats off to Stuart Leavenworth, editorial page editor, The Sacramento Bee, who responds to complaints from Texan Gov. Perry about a cartoon that ran in his paper with the following reply:

Jack Ohman's cartoon of April 25 made a strong statement about Gov. Rick Perry's disregard for worker safety, and his attempts to market Texas as a place where industries can thrive with few regulations. It is unfortunate that Gov. Perry, and some on the blogosphere, have attempted to interpret the cartoon as being disrespectful of the victims of this tragedy. As Ohman has made clear on his blog, he has complete empathy for the victims and people living by the plant. What he finds offensive is a governor who would gamble with the lives of families by not pushing for the strongest safety regulations. Perry's letter is an attempt to distract people from that message.

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With Friends Like These (Chicago Tribune Ed.)

Jan
26

ChicagoTribune_logo.gif The spoiled brats over at the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board have some warm words of advice for Lisa Madigan should she decide to run for governor:

It will be in the best interest of the people of Illinois — and in the best interest of Lisa Madigan — that her father, Michael Madigan, step down as speaker of the Illinois House.

Lisa Madigan's independence and credibility as a candidate — and more important, as governor — will depend on her father.

"Independence and credibility" -- that's the ticket! Of course, this is the same bunch who endorsed right-winger Bill Brady for governor last time round. It's not likely they're going to support Lisa Madigan one way or another.

[h/t CapitolFax Blog]

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Chicago Tribune Doomsday: '1/12/11'

Oct
25

Funny. Every time I hear good news about employment in Illinois -- here's one from today's Chicago Sun-Times titled "Chicago Unemployment Rate Declines to 8 Percent, Lowest Since '08" -- I'm reminded of the following prediction of doom and gloom offered up by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board in January of 2011:

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Tribune Goes All Greek on Obama Budget

Feb
14

The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board goes all Greek on Obama's proposed budget, not bothering to mention that we still are in a deflated economy with millions of unemployed. They even single out (not surprisingly) probably the only benefit going to all working people, namely the couple of bucks coming from the payroll tax cut. For them it's all about debt. But what would you expect from a group of dandies gone bankrupt?

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Hysteria in the Headline Dept.

Nov
14

So transferring these prisoners to Thomson is 'spose to mean we're recreating 'Gitmo'? What's next? Space aliens?

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