Chicago News Media get a trimming in an editorial from Editor and Publisher for its lazy fare treatment of the insulation a domestic terrorist and his wife have received from 'hard-hitting' investigative journalists.
I find it sweetly ironic that journalists who enjoy NPR hushed tones when named in the Media for being spoon fed salacious and dubious propaganda from a collection of radical leftist lawyers when slamming Chicago Police Officers for the better part of two years, no get a long-overdue ear pull from their own trade. For years, Chicago 'reporters' have taken direction from G. Flint Taylor, Jon Loevy and the University radical think tanks in helping create Chicago's murderous Thug Comfort Zone. Now, 'the chickens have come home to roost,' as one Chicago theological true man of genius once said.
Ayers' extremist past has "has never bothered anyone in Chicago," Chicago Sun-Times political columnist Lynn Sweet wrote after Obama was questioned about his relationship with Ayers in last week's debate with Hillary Clinton.
"That's why back in the day when Obama was starting his political career -- making a visit to the Ayers home while running for a state Senate seat, and then agreeing to being on panels with him and serve on a foundation board together -- it was no big deal, or any deal, to any local political reporters or to the editorial boards of the Sun-Times or Tribune," Sweet added.
And it's no big deal still to the Tribune editorial board, which has not endorsed a Democrat for president since 1872.
"Ah, we know Ayers too," a Tribune editorial said last week. "And his wife, Bernardine Dohrn. If you know people in Chicago academic circles, chances are you know Ayers and Dohrn. They have not been repentant about their days in the radical, anti-war movement in the 1960s and their time fleeing federal authorities. They should be. There is still time for them to be. But they have done good work in Chicago--Ayers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dohrn at Northwestern University Law School's Children and Family Justice Center."
Ayers also was given the seal of approval by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, nobody's idea of a radical and someone who doesn't need a weatherman to know which way the political winds are blowing.
The Ayers episode is one reason "that Americans are angry about Washington politics," Daley said.
"One more example is the way Sen. Obama's opponents are playing guilt by association, tarring him because he happens to know Bill Ayers," Daley said in a statement issued last week.
Daley called Ayers "a valued member of the Chicago community" who is "worked with me in shaping our now nationally renowned school reform program."
Aid and comfort, aside from individual writers Steve Chapman Steve Huntley and the great John Kass, Chicago's print media has smiled and nodded and even approved of the nesting of two terrorists in Chicago.
The television media, which is particularly shrill and childish when tossing vitriol at Chicago Police Officers gets toasty warm over the terrorists snuggled in Chicago University blankets.
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