* The Sun-Times editorial board says Gov. Rauner owes WBEZ an apology for claiming that it canceled his monthly interview show over partisan politics. The paper also picked up on this recent Rauner quote…
What’s frustrating to me and many people around the state is how biased a lot of the media is around Chicago, around the state. Biased for the status quo. Biased for, you know, against the changes that we’re recommending. The bias is, is hard to overcome.
The paper opines…
We stake our livelihood, as journalists, on the notion that facts matter, but an awful lot of people don’t seem to agree. The president’s constant harangue about “fake news” — when the news is anything but — has gotten serious traction. It’s even become an American export, used by brutal strongmen around the world to deflect any honest criticism.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, among others, have all in recent months complained of “fake news.”
Does Gov. Rauner really want to go down that low road?
There is a reason the charge of “fake news” sells in countries where democracy goes to die.
Seems a bit dramatic.
Either way, the governor really needs to stop whining and deflecting blame about almost everything under the sun. It’s just so tiresome.