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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Defends
Excluding White Journalists: ‘Systemic
Racism’ in Media

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Posted By: Imright, 5/20/2021 10:34:15 AM

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot attempted to defend her racist interview policy on Wednesday, explaining why she would only give interviews to “journalists of color” and exclude white journalists on the occasion of her two-year anniversary in office. In a letter to news organizations, and in a series of tweets, Lightfoot claimed there was a racial “imbalance” in the news media, especially in the City Hall press corps, and that she wanted to use her position to force journalism to become more diverse. (Tweets) In her letter, reported by CBS Chicago affiliate WTTW, Lightfoot cited the county’s “historic reckoning around systemic racism” and suggested

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 5/20/2021 10:42:15 AM (No. 791522)
Logical conclusion: Lightfoot believes all white reporters are racist- no exceptions.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/20/2021 10:43:28 AM (No. 791527)
With a bit of luck she (pronoun it ?) will only accept votes of color come election day.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Readaholic 5/20/2021 10:53:33 AM (No. 791539)
White mainstream mediots hoisted by their own petard, I'd say.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: wilarrbie 5/20/2021 10:56:04 AM (No. 791542)
LOL #3 - 'mediots'. I'm going to keep that right next to jour-nihilists.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: marlon 5/20/2021 10:56:17 AM (No. 791544)
I think she should only talk to her own kind. After all I believe the Cicadas are coming out of the ground this year!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 5/20/2021 11:04:13 AM (No. 791557)
She's a racist hater. She thinks that being a racist is OK for black racists, but anything at all that a white person might do, no matter how benign, is automatically "RACIST!" and they say it is awful. But when they get in a position of authority....actual racism against whites is made into official policy. Actual white racism is nearly extinct, almost never seen, although screetched about ten times a day. Actual black racism is proudly announced and defended by the black racists.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Paintman 5/20/2021 11:07:50 AM (No. 791566)
Something left me confused in the article. WTTW is a PBS station. How can that be a CBS Chicago affiliate? Anyway I think it's hilarious that these white liberal lap dog reporters got shut out. I live in the Chicago media market and last time a politician was asked a hard question was in the late 1970s when Mayor Bilandic botched the snow removal. Reporter and talk show host Amy Jacobson asks tough questions but never gets answered. Mainly because she is banned from press conferences.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GoodDeal 5/20/2021 11:18:35 AM (No. 791581)
What would they say if Governor DeSantis had a policy of white only journalists and a statement that black Lives don’t matter for crap?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: plaids 5/20/2021 11:21:46 AM (No. 791586)
Here in south Florida, we have the Egyptian goose. I believe these are her relatives. They have a strong resemblance. Maybe this summer they can have a Lightfoot/Talon reunion.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jasmine 5/20/2021 11:23:01 AM (No. 791589)
How did this woman pass the LSAT, let alone graduate from law school? Racial discrimination is not a "remedy" for racial discrimination. Lightfoot is using it a tool to reinforce what she claims to be against. Worst of all, she's either clueless, or comfortable in discriminating against people who don't look like her.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: BillW. 5/20/2021 11:28:40 AM (No. 791595)
Tucker did a number on this bugged-eyed affirmative-action nitwit last night. Good for him. She doesn't seem to mind blacks sything each other down week after week.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: marbles 5/20/2021 11:30:58 AM (No. 791600)
Lori ( you ignorant imbecile ) the racism is within YOU.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: valinva 5/20/2021 11:32:54 AM (No. 791604)
This is about not wanting any real questions about her handling of the shootings and al the other problems in Chicago. She thinks that POC reporters will be easy on her and not ask any tough questions.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: TexaTucky 5/20/2021 12:07:37 PM (No. 791643)
Apparently wives with white privilege and Zionist surnames are immune to charges of racism if they are the First Lady-Lap-Licker.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: anniebc 5/20/2021 12:20:52 PM (No. 791652)
I stand with Lightfoot on this one; the enemy of my enemy. . . That's what they get.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: FormerDem 5/20/2021 12:22:59 PM (No. 791656)
Lori Lughtfoot is racist. If only she had had a proper education, she would have learned that all racists justify their racism on grounds of self-pity of one kind or another.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/20/2021 12:28:11 PM (No. 791660)
Seriously, who's the racist here? Its the mayor of Chicago. This action alone shows she is unfit for office. She wants to exclude whites? Fine. She's already mayor of a ghetto. Blacks are her constituency. She doesn't need or want whites, and her racism shows.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: tsquare 5/20/2021 12:31:48 PM (No. 791664)
The mayor’s position IS the systematic racism she decries
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Jethro bo 5/20/2021 12:56:46 PM (No. 791692)
Nothing celebrates diversity as much as racism. By excluding certain unfavored races from participation, one creates greater opportunity for diversity without people that look different. After all, its diversity by excluding people that don't look like Lightfoot that makes American great.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: red1066 5/20/2021 12:57:12 PM (No. 791693)
Her conclusions couldn't be more wrong if she tried. Just the opposite is the truth, unless one includes racist attacks against white males.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: janjan 5/20/2021 1:05:05 PM (No. 791698)
Let’s see if any of her racist buddies want to ask her about black murders in Chicago.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: moebellini3 5/20/2021 1:34:39 PM (No. 791727)
Only a pure racist could defend racism. Democrats have sent this country back 200 years in race relations.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Clinger 5/20/2021 1:39:49 PM (No. 791737)
So Lori if the only reason for racial disparity in a given profession is racism, when can I expect to play for the Chicago Bulls?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Starboard_side 5/20/2021 3:43:24 PM (No. 791815)
So, she just branded the ENTIRE media, so wonder how the NYT feels about being branded as systemically racist. She mentions the "news media" which would include CNN and MSNBC, I presume?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: rememberwhen 5/20/2021 3:44:05 PM (No. 791816)
The real problem is systemic racism in black democrat politicians.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: AltaD 5/20/2021 4:31:24 PM (No. 791846)
Her ploy is working. She's been on the leftist cable stations talking about "racist" media and not about Chicago's out of control crime (3 killed, 10 wounded ... on a Wednesday!).
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Reply 27 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/20/2021 11:36:56 PM (No. 792133)
Nobody objected to MOOoochelle doing the same thing. They only spoke at Historically Black Colleges.
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