Planned Parenthood? Not as badly as its poster-boy for Women's Health Issues - Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
For two days, people in Chicago could re-read RedEye and go blind looking for any mention of Robert Creamer, who organized a riot* at a Trump Rally at UICC Arena this past March. Why?
Because Bob Creamer, like Bill Ayers is a Progressive hero. He's bullet proof now.
Lynn Sweet of the Sun Times, who as major access too all of the Progressive players broke the Chicago News Embargo on Creamer with this shadow box of a pulled punch on Check Kiting Bob Creamer, the significant other of Jan Schakowsky:
Trump set his sights on Creamer earlier Wednesday, too, retweeting a Daily Caller story about Creamer headlined, “Dem Operative Who Oversaw Trump Rally Agitators Visited White House 342 Times.”THE UPSHOT
White House visitor logs show Creamer has made 340 visits since Obama took office in January 2009.
Creamer told the Sun-Times, “The Obama White House has regular meetings of progressive organizations every week. Lots of people go, including me.” ( a Convicted Felon and Check Kiter)
Explaining the video scenes that included him, Creamer said he thought he was talking to a man who was a potential large donor to Democratic causes. In reality, that man was posing as a donor and secretly recording Creamer.
In the video, Creamer says he is part of a daily call with the Clinton campaign “to go over the focuses that need to be undertaken.”
Project Veritas also was able to plant an intern in Creamer’s Washington, D.C., office to secretly video workers. Creamer said she posed as the niece of the fake potential donor, who asked Creamer to give her a job.
The sting operation ended last Friday, Creamer said — as far as he knows — when, after a lunch with the fake donor at Tosca, in downtown Washington, a video crew from Sinclair, a conservative outlet, appeared outside the restaurant, wanting to interview him. The fake donor disappeared and the “intern” was gone when he got back to his office, Creamer said.
Most of the allegations of triggering incidents with Trump backers in the video came from Scott Foval, a Creamer subcontractor fired in the wake of the video being released. Foval was taped by a Project Veritas undercover operative posing as a Democratic activist, Creamer said.
On the video, Foval claimed to have arranged for mentally ill people, homeless people and . . .(Parenthetical my own)
Creamer gets a pass. The Sun Times offered something, not much but something related to the oafish Creamer's far-too-long and dangerous access to power
Lynn Sweet, like CNN, the DNC, MSNBC and the other tanked-up Media outlets, takes a squirt all over the messenger, James O'Keefe and Project Veritas, toss out the same nonsense at the White House via Josh Earnest - Mr. 'Kidding-On-the-Square,' gives Creamer range to run for deeper cover until Arne Duncan needs a voice, or Forrest Claypool a new pension.
THAT"S the Chicago Way .
The Washington Post's David Weigel's report on things was pasted by in some dark corner of the Tribune late October 19th:
Both "scalps," as O'Keefe refers to them, drew new attention to a campaign that had become viewed very skeptically by political reporters. O'Keefe's 2009 sting of ACORN led to the destruction of that group; a 2011 sting of NPR executives led to two resignations. Subsequent investigations found discrepancies between how the undercover journalists approached their targets and how they packaged what the targets said. In the latter case, then-NPR executive Ron Schiller quoted a Republican who viewed Tea Party activists as "racist"; the edited clip made it appear that Schiller himself held that opinion.
Oh, Bruce!!!!! The Tribune can come out now. . .really. It's Okay. So is Bob Creamer.
* Lynne Sweet calls a 'riot' a 'flap,' Sneedless to say.