(via Political Lore Blog):The Chicago Sun Times ran the headline “Drudge wrong on Web site report”. Of course the newspaper who is in Chicago, who has a Chicago 2016 banner at the top of their site, who is posed to gain millions if the games are in town, is being truthful here. The Sun Times has every right to “fact check” the Drudge Report’s story on a local Chicago TV station being strong-armed to stop covering negative sentiment about the games. But the story that the Sun Times printed was not a fact check, it was blatant propaganda.
They interviewed the Chicago 2016 spokesman, who stated that there was no such “request” to run the story. This is Chicago people… Who are we to believe? The fact of the matter is, the Sun Times should not have run with that headline. It would have been fine questioning where exactly the Drudge Report got their “unnamed source”, but to call it wrong completely… that is something else.
In the age where journalistic integrity is gone and each paper or organization is doing everything they can to further their own goals, or just stay alive, these things can be expected. That does not make it any more ok.
Read the Sun Times story and see for yourself. This is propaganda at its finest form.
No wonder why newspapers are going out of business, the internet can do it better. My prediction for 2010, the remaining U.S. newspapers will continue to demonize Craigslist and internet news sources.
Here is the original story from the Drudge Report
FOX-TV CHICAGO ORDERED NOT TO RUN ANTI-OLYMPICS STORY
Sun Sep 27 2009 21:56:11 ET
A local TV station that reported on Chicagoans NOT wanting the Olympics has been told NOT to run the report again, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT!
The Chicago Olympic Committee told FOX Chicago that its broadcast “would harm Chicago’s chances” to be awarded the games.
The station’s news director ordered staff to hold fire after the report aired once last Thursday morning, claims a source.
Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio are mounting strong bids for the honor to host in 2016.
The International Olympic Committee makes its decision on Friday. President Obama will lead the in-person push.
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