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No…I’m sure they’re not….it’s not fair of us to accuse them of such a thing….JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE HANDING OUT FREE OBAMA TEE-SHIRTS FOR SUBSCIPTIONS. I’m sure they just realize (the obvious truth) that the average Republican wouldn’t be caught dead in a Maverick tee-shirt. Nope, surely not bias. Just giving the people what they want.
Then again, Jim Geraghty has been looking into the Chicago media, and have found it to be oddly lacking in scrutiny, and criticism when it comes to Obama:
…if one were to assemble a list of the revelations that have most damaged Obama’s efforts to win the presidency, two at or near the top would be the video of Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright; and Obama’s long, working relationship with William Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and founder of the radical Weathermen domestic terror group, which planted bombs in public buildings.
Somehow those scandals — involving high-profile Chicago figures — were broken by national news organizations like ABC News and the Politico. In fact, when Obama’s connection to Ayers received real scrutiny from the national press, local columnists offered “so what?” reactions, insisting the relationship was “no big deal.” The Chicago Tribune’s editorial board insisted that Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (his wife and fellow former Weatherman) “have done good work in Chicago.”
Huh! Why on earth would the Chicago Trib be asleep at the wheel on such explosive, high interest stories? That’s a real stumper, that one is.
But here’s something I did not know:
No description of Obama’s relationship with the Chicago press can ignore the benefits of Obama’s ties to local strategist David Axelrod, a former reporter for the Tribune, a frequent source for local reporters, and on good terms with most of the paper’s editors.