Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Reopen rally speaker upset that she can’t ask governor questions during media briefing
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Reopen rally speaker upset that she can’t ask governor questions during media briefing

Monday, May 18, 2020

* Um…


* Give a speech at a rally and then expect to be treated like a reporter? Nope…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

61 Comments
  1. - Demoralized - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:21 pm:

    These are media briefings. She’s clearly not “media.”


  2. - Demoralized - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:21 pm:

    Also, there’s a limit to dumb questions and she exceeded that limit.


  3. - NIU Grad - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:22 pm:

    Is she sure she wants the challenge to her credibility in writing…they have a long list to work with.


  4. - Grandson of Man - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:22 pm:

    More fodder for manufactured outrage and victimhood.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:22 pm:

    She’s not a reporter.

    She’s a media personality.

    She lost her journalist credentials… poolside.


  6. - Anon E Moose - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:28 pm:

    She seems super objective


  7. - Bruce (no not him) - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:29 pm:

    I missed her today. Wondered why no dumb questions. This answers that.


  8. - Blue Dog Dem - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:30 pm:

    very Trumplike.


  9. - Linus - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:32 pm:

    == “Some”fellow reporters,==

    Amy, “Some” reporters know the difference between being a reporter and speaking at a rally. The latter makes you an activist.

    Scratch that: Every bona fide reporter seems to know that. That’s another clear indication that you are not one.

    Have fun with your outrage!


  10. - Precinct Captain - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:33 pm:

    Just as grotesque as her pool party with Craig Stebic


  11. - Roadrager - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:34 pm:

    Another one who knows exactly how to play by the right-wing snowflake “I’m the real victim here” script. Sorry, Amy, but if Fox hasn’t come calling for your blonde beach body by now, they aren’t about to start at your age.


  12. - @misterjayem - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:34 pm:

    “Some”fellow reporters, egged on by Rick Pearson, have convinced @JordanAbudayyeh not to take my ?’s ever again.

    If this is true, attaboy, Rick.

    – MrJM


  13. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:35 pm:

    === If this is true, attaboy, Rick.===

    Co-sign.

    You are either a working journalist or a “media personality”. You can’t be both.


  14. - Lt Guv - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:39 pm:

    Amen to the “attaboy Rick.” Well done.


  15. - Hey There - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:40 pm:

    =She seems super objective=

    She is clearly not “media” and should not be allowed to submit questions.

    The bit about being objective left the building on most media fronts a long time ago. A huge majority of so called media outlets are glorified infomercials for a point of view.

    Not sure “objective” is the current standard.


  16. - Proud Papa Bear - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:41 pm:

    Thank goodness. Those wasted minutes from her inane rants were preventing Jeopardy from starting on time.


  17. - Shytown - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:42 pm:

    I thought these briefings were reserved for reporters, not right wing schills? Although apparently she’s now embracing her schill. You have to feel sorry for folks like Amy and John Kass whose only way to survive in this business is to appeal to the FOX News-ites.


  18. - Mama - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:43 pm:

    OW, Fox news doesn’t know the difference.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:45 pm:

    === Fox news doesn’t know the difference.===

    No, that’s the trick

    They *know*, even the talent, the difference, the goal is confusing the audience that there is no difference.


  20. - Norseman - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:46 pm:

    Add me to the lengthy list of folks who would thank Rick if he was behind blocking the troll. I doubt it because he’s a real journalist. Now, she would do it in a heartbeat if she thought anyone would care what she asked.


  21. - DownSouth - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:46 pm:

    Thank heavens this is not a zoom meeting - otherwise you would have been subjected to seeing my ridiculous version of a scruffy old lady doing a happy dance…


  22. - Anon E Moose - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:46 pm:

    ==Not sure “objective” is the current standard.==

    I dunno, WTTW seems to do a good job up here. Capitol Fax is good. Not sure why you want to denigrate the entire media.


  23. - Independent - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:50 pm:

    The only question is who gets her first on their show, Hannity or Ingraham? Jacobson is dying for her 15 minutes on Fox and she will get it.


  24. - Chatham Resident - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:57 pm:

    Is Amy related to Walter Jacobson?


  25. - walker - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 4:58 pm:

    Don’t fall into her victimhood trap. Her many, many questions have been weak, but not intolerable.


  26. - Amalia - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:07 pm:

    no government officials should answer questions from her. oh, and where is Lisa Stebic? Amy, if you were a real reporter, you would be on and on and on with that story.


  27. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:08 pm:

    Well, at least now she has material to fill her 4 hours with Proft tomorrow morning.


  28. - Lucky Pierre - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:09 pm:

    Can’t wait for George Stephanopolous to report this news that partisans with a political agenda are not allowed in media briefings.


  29. - Southern Skeptic - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:12 pm:

    Delighted at this development. She’s Dan Proft’s sidekick and never should have been on the calls as has been evident from many of her loaded questions. I’m sure the gov is devastated.


  30. - TheInvisibleMan - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:14 pm:

    ===She lost her journalist credentials… poolside.===

    That’s the very first thing that comes to my mind too whenever I hear her name. She could be reporting on puppies, and that pool is still the first thing that I would associate with her name.


  31. - Cubs in '16 - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:22 pm:

    If/when she learns to ask a question without inserting a partisan political opinion they’ll consider taking her questions again.


  32. - FIO - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:27 pm:

    I’m certainly not an Amy Jacobson fan, but the differences between journalists,media personalities, bloggers, opinion writers, etc has been blurred over the last 15 years. It would be better if it weren’t staff of elected officials deciding who gets access for questions. Gotta be a better way.


  33. - Temp Expat - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:28 pm:

    Sorry, Amy. You’re not a member of the cool kids’ crowd.


  34. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:31 pm:

    === It would be better if it weren’t staff of elected officials deciding who gets access for questions. Gotta be a better way.===

    Which journalist not Amy Jacobson is as confused about their role?

    Which person should Amy Jacobson point to and say “why not me?”

    I can’t think of one. Can you? Asking…


  35. - Under Influenced... - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:31 pm:

    Jacobson has a history of “fine” journalism standards…
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356908/Former-NBC-reporter-loses-lawsuit-CBS-aired-footage-bikini-house-suspected-murderer-case-covering.html


  36. - Reported - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:35 pm:

    Jacobson isn’t a reporter and her bikini isn’t one either. Want proof? She accused another WIND reporter at the station of NOT being a reporter a number of years ago. WIND, you got lots to be proud of here. NOT.


  37. - Just Me 2 - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:44 pm:

    She is a violator or basic journalistic ethics. You can’t report and make the news at the same time.


  38. - Excitable Boy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:44 pm:

    Nobody can keep Any out of the pool(banned punctuation).


  39. - Lucky Pierre - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 5:59 pm:

    I thought everyone was supposed to cancel their Tribune subscriptions because they were too biased against Illinois Democrats.


  40. - Marty Funkhouser - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 6:01 pm:

    The most-interesting twist on this story is Katrina apparently siding with Proft and Jacobson instead of her own newspaper’s reporters. https://twitter.com/McQuearyKristen/status/1262195024583942144


  41. - Rich Miller - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 6:06 pm:

    ===has been blurred over the last 15 years===

    lol

    You can’t speak at rallies whether in favor or opposed to a major public policy issue and expect to be treated as a reporter.


  42. - Excitable Boy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 6:09 pm:

    - they were too biased -

    Shocking that you can’t distinguish between the editorial board and actual journalists.

    Do your lips move when you read?


  43. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 6:12 pm:

    === I thought everyone was supposed to cancel their Tribune subscriptions because they were too biased against Illinois Democrats.===

    LOL, the Editorial Board is not the journalism the paper delivers.

    If there’s another “journalist” that lead a policy rally that’s asking questions, point them out.


  44. - Anonymous - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 6:23 pm:

    Kass was on Chicago Tonight The Week in Review and just kept repeating that “people” are fed up with the stay-at-home orders. I think the polls are to the contrary and a “journalist” should know that.


  45. - SouthSide Markie - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 6:32 pm:

    Real reporters report news. They don’ try to make news.


  46. - JS Mill - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 6:35 pm:

    =Can’t wait for George Stephanopolous to report this news that partisans with a political agenda are not allowed in media briefings.=

    I wouldn’t necessarily call GS a journalist, but since he left politics in 1996 (almost a quarter of a century ago) when was the last time he showed up at a rally? I wouldn’t want Michael Moore there either. He isn’t media.

    Amy Jacobson is an activist (which is fine) and you can’t have it both ways.

    Her behavior is embarrassing and it is a joke that she wants to then participate in a media briefing.


  47. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 6:39 pm:

    - Lucky Pierre -

    First you say you’re not a supporter of Trump, now you’re defending Amy Jacobson?

    This is an interesting day.


  48. - Chatham Resident - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 6:57 pm:

    Maybe they could also ban the reporters who asked the same questions–and get the same responses–every day earlier this month about will there still be Lollapalooza and the State Fairs, after the Governor explicitly stated that large festivals are unlikely until there’s a vaccine.


  49. - Michael Westen - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 7:16 pm:

    George Stephanopoulos wants you to believe he’s an impartial journalist now. Did you fall for it?


  50. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 7:19 pm:

    === George Stephanopoulos wants you to believe he’s an impartial journalist now. Did you fall for it?===

    - Michael Westen -

    Are you “always” the “both sides” kinda commenter?

    Nothing Amy Jacobson has done since sitting poolside has shown a person with a journalist craft.

    Right now, she’s a media personality, George Stephanopolous or not… lol


  51. - Excitable Boy - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 7:20 pm:

    - George Stephanopoulos -

    Is he in the Illinois press pool? Are you people literally this devoid of actual logic?


  52. - RDB - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 7:55 pm:

    I went to journalism school. What Ms. Jacobson did Saturday at the rally goes against all the ethics of what a reporter should do.


  53. - Now What? - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 8:14 pm:

    First, thank you Rick Pearson for standing up for real journalists. You are a class act. Second, all the right-wing snowflakes and their “whatabout-isms” who don’t practice journalism can be the first in line at the Kenosha Olive Garden celebrating real freedom. With breadsticks.


  54. - Pundent - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 8:38 pm:

    Real journalists report on rallies. They don’t lead them. Can’t have it both ways. Journalism 101.


  55. - Osborne Smith III - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 8:50 pm:

    “I thought these briefings were reserved for reporters, not right wing schills”

    And yet, Greg Bishop of The Center Square / IPI continues to get his questions asked, and he’s just as bad as Amy. Go figure.


  56. - Joa - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 9:26 pm:

    Don’t forget the lefty snowflakes too, Now What. Too bad all the snow flakes don’t melt


  57. - Siualum - Monday, May 18, 20 @ 10:14 pm:

    She and her ilk don’t want answers, they want to confront and accuse.


  58. - DMAC57 - Tuesday, May 19, 20 @ 7:22 am:

    Florida has seen a 300% increase in their daily rate since they went with their Laissez faire money first attitude.


  59. - iggy - Tuesday, May 19, 20 @ 8:15 am:

    =Florida has seen a 300% increase=

    April 14th, is about the time they started to ease restrictions (1,000 daily Confirmed infections)

    May 16th, (754 confirmed daily infections)

    show your work next time you spout off incorrect statistics.

    https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/florida


  60. - Wildcat12 - Tuesday, May 19, 20 @ 8:22 am:

    —And yet, Greg Bishop of The Center Square / IPI continues to get his questions asked, and he’s just as bad as Amy. Go figure.—

    Accurate, but he manages to maintain the journalist facade by not making stupid mistakes like speaking at rallies.


  61. - Pundent - Tuesday, May 19, 20 @ 8:53 am:

    I’m fairly confident that Proft and Jacobson gave some consideration to this when they decided to have her speak at the rally. In fact this may have likely been their desired result. They can now engage in their whataboutism and claim that Pritzker is looking to silence his critics.


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* *** UPDATED x1 *** Sheriffs win case at county level
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 *** COVID-19 roundup
* Pritzker says he has no intention of giving money to campaign funds controlled by Madigan
* Illinois government in two graphs
* 1,298 new cases, 10 additional deaths, 4.0 percent positivity rate
* Because... Radical Madigan!
* Slow down and move over!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Pritzker launches new $5 million "It only works if you wear it" campaign
* Despite modest gains, recovery looks more like an "L" than a "V"
* SIUC faculty and graduate assistants unions demand remote learning this fall
* Rate the new Illinois Rising Action ad
* It's not even a bill yet, Ted
* Pritzker puts off what may be the inevitable
* Cracks, not breaks as Madigan buys some time
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............


Loading


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller