The writer is reflecting on the Editorial printed by the Pantagraph September 7th. See it HERE
Do you ever hold out just a speck of hope that there is some integrity left in the Pantagraph?
Find it a bit hard to relegate it to the graveyard of American institutions dying a tortured death?
Well the local excuse for American journalism has just flat lined and no jolt of reality can ever revive it. Not that it should. Fake news would be a compliment to it because you have to actually print news for it to be fake.
And of course the “newspaper” self destructed. It died by its own hand. Yes it was only an editorial, which can indeed be biased, but when it attempted to legitimize Tari Renner’s outrageous behavior by actually stating that his girlfriend was a delegate, that is the best cover up since we had to debate what “is” is.
Don’t get me wrong. I can already envision the Bloomington elite (maybe a former Mayor?) jumping in to support his ridiculous claim that his girlfriend was a delegate, but a child can see through it. Why on earth Mayor did it take days to come up with that? Got some coaching maybe? You can make this stuff ip, but it takes time!
The Pantagraph in its role as shameless shill for Renner has resolved the issue for all the stupid taxpayers. Rest assured, we don’t need an Illinois State Police investigation! It was only a “kerfuffle!” Go back to sleep suckers. The Pantagraph killed the inquiry with a .50 cent word we couldn’t possibly understand. It was a bit of a backhand slam to Illinois’ finest since they, DID see a reason to investigate but the paper doesn’t miss a chance to slam the police anyway.
And the fact that the Mayor came out as a schoolyard bully to a regular citizen? ,No problem, its his standard behavior by now. We already excused that like we do a spoiled, out of control teenager.
You left us no doubt and no hope Pantagraph. You are so far in the tank for this Mayor and his merry minions (city council) and the insiders of Bloomington that we have called the code blue off. It’s over, for everyone to see. At least you went quietly.