Blaine Traber @ NOQ Report:
CBS Chicago used two journalists, 1695 words, two PDFs, two videos, several interviews, and the news room’s substantial resources to expose a scandal involving Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. In all of this reporting, they mentioned his party affiliation, Democrat, exactly zero times. Here’s the lead-in to the story:
Following months of speculation about a wide-ranging investigation, federal prosecutors have charged ComEd with a years-long bribery scheme involving the company’s arrangement for jobs, contracts, and payments to allies and associates of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
ComEd will pay a $200 million fine as part of a deferred prosecution agreement to end the federal probe, admitting it sought to influence “Public Official A” — identified as the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives without using Madigan’s name — by arranging for his allies and people who performed political work for him to obtain jobs, contracts and payments from ComEd between 2011 and 2019.
The scandal itself is really bad and represents exactly what many would classify as textbook political bribery and corruption. Madigan allegedly exchanged political favors for financial considerations that benefited his associates.
corruption is chi.. cook country, and ill is soo bad even the courthouse rats are on the take. the lesbian, hiv positive mayor can not control the violence in chi. esp on the south side and Hyde Park. the democrap ill senate is even worse. recall that the fat ass gov. wanted to open his summer home in MI early despite the virus quarantine ? yepper! and he did.
-one can not own a gun in chi, but all the criminal, politiciens(criminals), all carry them. dumblasio has a 100 man security team to protect him. wonder what the security team is for lightfoot-gays or straight?
– the drug dealers use to sell cocaine and heroine in the lobby of city hall.
If they don’t report it, we folks would never know Chicago and Democrats and Chicago Democrats are corrupt.