Jeff Carter on Big Media’s complicity in Illinois’s financial mess….
Went on the Chicago Tribune website this morning and searched for an analysis of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s State of the State message. It’s no where to be found. The headline on the News website was about an argument over which weekend to stage the Gay Pride Parade.
Really? This is hard news?
At the SunTimes, they have a photo of Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his plea bargain to get less jail time. That’s at least hard news, but what about the money?
I googled it, and a Trib article came up. I think they call this “burying the lead.” I guess telling Illinois taxpayers that government is bumbling its way doesn’t sell newspapers. The Trib was highly critical of the speech at least-but yesterday was a golden moment for a Democratic governor to outline his plans on how to deal with $200 billion in unfunded pension liabilities.
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