Pantagraph bias

By:  Diane Benjamin

Sometimes the biased reporting of the Pantagraph is clear.

Gee, they left one word out of the following:    https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mcbride-to-run-again-for-normal-council/article_2343d2f9-03af-5b94-833c-eb1310ce6228.html


Chissell was just elected in March.  I’m betting she was the only person running, but BECVOTE.org doesn’t have the primary election results posted:     http://www.becvote.org/wordpress/electiondatesandoffices/pastresults/

Keep that in mind when Democrats say the BEC website is sooooo much better than the County site.  The election was March 21, 2018, maybe they haven’t had time to post them yet.  In case BEC hurriedly posts them, this is what the page looks like as of 9:00 Friday morning.  Yes this office should be abolished.  It’s a waste of money having 2 offices to count votes.

Here’s another Pantagraph article that leaves out the pesky word Democrat:     https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/longtime-resident-to-run-for-sage-s-ward-council-seat/article_1fd4693c-2f7d-5450-b505-d4cb6659f7c1.html

We know the elections aren’t non-partisan, the Pantagraph can quit pretending now.

Now look at how the Pantagraph describes Donna Boelen above.  The could say she’s a long time resident who served on Diana Hauman’s budget task force.  They could say she frequently attends meetings, anybody ever seen Chissell at one?  They could say a champion of good stewardship of tax dollars.  They could have read from Boelen’s press release they published and gotten something better than “commenter”.   https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/longtime-resident-to-run-for-sage-s-ward-council-seat/article_1fd4693c-2f7d-5450-b505-d4cb6659f7c1.html

Watch for other bias if you still read the paper.  It’s all over the pages.

I didn’t start writing because they cover news fairly.

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6 thoughts on “Pantagraph bias

  1. Well, IF enough people QUIT that sad excuse of a rag-like we did after 50 years, WE won’t have to worry about their diatribes and BAD NEWS! I do miss the funnies though. I just get them online now..

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  2. If Jenn and Georgene get elected it will be a political death blow to the community. Radical ordinances, higher taxes, and bigger more intrusive government, which will hasten the economic decline of Bloomington. Barnett is a go-along-to-get-along, big government guy that champions growing Downtown and pals around with Mathy and the cronies in the Chamber. Be very afraid, Bloomington.

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  3. The Slantagraph (Pantagraph) is a total left-wing Rag and frankly I would not line my bird’s bird cage with it………………afraid it might make him an American hating Commie!!!

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