What is WRONG with the Tribune Op-Ed page??

A lot of people felt a shudder at the city’s first-round ejection last October from the pool of candidates to host the 2016 Olympic Games. In Daley Plaza, supporters’ hands rose to cradle faces filled with tears and the sort of expressions normally seen in the wake of unexpected tragedy.

I was watching the television coverage of the IOC and I jumped around like a happy idiot when Chicago was eliminated in the first round. So did many others. But the Tribune and recently, Bloomberg News (http://is.gd/ct0X4), seems to think we all took it like the death of a relative. What gives?

4 Comments

  1. Mike Shields June 2, 2010

    Most print versions of major cities’ newspapers are nothing more than propaganda these days. This is why print is dead :)

  2. Anna Tarkov June 2, 2010

    I know many people feel that way, but I refuse to buy into that. There is still good work being done in print, you just have to know where to look. And yes, in some cases your major daily might not be it.

  3. Mike Shields June 2, 2010

    Oh, I totally agree with you on that point, however, the unwashed masses don’t necessarily have the time to look.

  4. Anna Tarkov June 2, 2010

    I try to give people a little more credit. Media literacy still has a looong way to go, but I DO think that people are becoming increasingly more discerning, especially as there are so many more sources of news nowadays.

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