WGLT is Jealous!

By: Diane Benjamin Posted yesterday by WGLT reporter Ryan Denham: During-a-Fraught-Time-for-Local-Media-Conservative-Radio-Station-Sees-an-Opening File this one under local comedy. The reporter is upset that Cities 92.9 veers into opinion reporting rather than straight news. Keep in mind the WGLT General Manager RC McBride used to have a seat on the Normal Town Council until he was defeated […]

Nazi mask cops on the loose!

By:  Diane Benjamin McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael contacted me after she received a phone call from a reporter at WGLT.  Knowing that it was likely Tari Renner who told Ryan Denham what to write, she wanted the truth out first. This saga starts with Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason sending an email to Kathy […]

Update: More COVID local facts

4 more cases were found today, none are in the hospital. By:  Diane Benjamin ChicagoBusiness.com posted a database of Illinois hospitals last week.  It proves not only that hospitals are not overrun with Covid patients, but also they are being severely hurt by lack of elective procedures: https://www.chicagobusiness.com/static/section/hospital-beds-database.html?fbclid=IwAR3kr7t03wdAjYToEd3EbVmZhjaRN7JRqwAZ7s0jFE8KNX8eQQG8aPSzdBc Below are the local stats as of […]

Is it you readers the local media hates?

By:  Diane Benjamin Some time around 2017 the rules changed at the Law and Justice Center for taking electronic devices inside the building.  The head Circuit Court judge appointed a member of the media to approve press credentials so they could take in cameras, cell phones etc.  The first press coordinator was Edith Brady-Lunny who […]

WGLT’s yellow journalism

By:  Diane Benjamin Even the Pantagraph doesn’t convict people in the court of public opinion!  WGLT does. Two days ago they did a story about Carlock’s Mayor:  Carlock Mayor Arrested Not Charged Domestic Dispute No Charges Were Filed.  The police should consider themselves lucky the mayor didn’t sue them for false arrest. Even Ryan Denham, […]

WGLT does journalism – mostly

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday WGLT published a comprehensive story about the Coliseum.  Ryan Denham  proved journalism isn’t dead in Bloomington-Normal yet.  Read the story here:      http://wglt.org/post/how-coliseum-blind-spot-tripped-bloomington-city-leaders I do have some comments and things I would have written differently: To much emphasis was put on the “bad contract”.  The contract had plenty of statements allowing […]