Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Funny Thing We Noticed

The Tribune story about the cop fired over a $1 bag of trail mix had open comments from the readers. At last count they were pushing almost 400 and may have passed it by this point. And many, probably a majority, of the 400 comments were decidedly crude, derogatory, blanket condemnations by obvious police haters.

But the Tribune story about the three pillars of the community and members of the intelligentsia who drowned while stealing a boat at one a.m. in a fit of high spirits? Comments closed.

And this isn't the only instance. Whenever there is any single police story, you can cruise the comment sections and see the depths of contempt and hatred Tribune readers hold for the police. But let one altar boy catch a stray bullet, one twenty-time-loser who was just about to turn his life around end up on a morgue slab, one future leader and heart surgeon drown stealing a 600-pound boat become a news item and :::WHAM::: those comments are closed faster than a 16-ton weight dropping from ceiling like a Monty Python sketch.

We don't expect anything more from the Tribune. They, like most of the rest of the dead tree media, aren't long for this world and they've been a disappointment for years now. McCormick would be ashamed.

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just one of the myriad of reasons that I cancelled my subscription to the Trib.

Sun-Times is getting thinner and thinner...Should be outta business as we know it by the 2nd quarter of '09, and Im sure the Trib wont be far behind it.

Adios you liberal rags!!

11/23/2008 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said:

"...the Tribune story about the three pillars of the community and members of the intelligentsia who drowned while stealing a boat at one a.m. in a fit of high spirits? Comments closed..."

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Absolutely, SCC. I managed to get in one comment there, but got dissed by some Latishas, Tennilles etc. when they didn't like my comment. When I responded with a further comment, it was never put up on the site (not the first time they've refused to put up my comments!)


The media AND Daley suck yak penis!



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11/23/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have noticed the same thing. That is why blogs like SCC exists. That is why They will shut down blogs like SCC.

11/23/2008 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's ban "tribune" from this site SCC and just get it over with. No one there is worth a second of our time.

11/23/2008 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Media" is largly at fault for the downward spiral of the American Society

11/23/2008 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of my friends, family and neighbors respect what we do everyday. They have average jobs and live in average neighborhoods. I guess they are the silent majority. Many have mentioned to me they no longer buy the papers or watch the local news on Tv. I wish more of the "silent majority" would let the "Media" know they are TIRED of their biased reporting!!!

11/23/2008 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. As I was looking through facebook.com, I noticed they have a sub-group called fuck the police. With the way we as a group are viewed, is it any wonder why anyone of us gives a shit about anything anymore? Cops run into a burning building and recue citizenry? Put that on page 7, but a guy forgets to pay for a bag of nuts and that's first page news. I've never thought about leaving, but the current climate/ regime certainly allows for thoughts of retirement to cross my mind several years in advance. Please stay safe and look out for one another, and don't be too big as to accept a helping hand from another cop!

11/23/2008 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two things. One, notice how all of the media made sure to mention that everyone went out to purchase NEWSPAPERS to memorialize the Obama victory because digits just don't do justice to huge events. A plug? Yeah, I think so. Save the dead tree media at all costs.

Second, don't think that if you control the media, much like SCC can control what goes on this blog, you won't spin your own angle on anything. We'll never get a fair shake because it's not in their interest to give reality a fair shake.

They pump their own angle, or should I say, the angle of Shortshanks and any other powerful influence, because it's who pays the bills and keeps them around.

Not to worry. We'll all soon be feeding from the same trough. Government is about to get bigger than anyone ever dreamed. Get your daily dose of propaganda and enjoy it.

11/23/2008 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we have long suspected, Dick Head Daley controls the media in shitcago. The more negative press that can be generated re: the Department just assures that dickhead will not catch any flack from the public regarding our contract/raise, etc.

11/23/2008 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you haven't already, cancel your subscription---a few weeks ago, on the day of Det. Airhart's wake, I saw a Tribune at the desk----they ran a complimentary article on one of the Haymarket bombing conspirators-----what would the Colonel think of his "World's Greatest Newspaper" now?

11/23/2008 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free Speech is dying fast in the USA. Multi-Cultural Marxism is the gospel of schools, entertainment, media. They're counting on today's economic troubles to force traditionalists into their camp. Your greatest responsibility is to educate your children about their birthright, our heritage of Western Civilization. Prepare them for the troubles coming.

11/23/2008 07:24:00 AM  
Blogger Stop the presses/ Patrick said...

Click on the above Stop the presses then click on my blog at the bottom of my profile and help me hasten the demise of these rags.

11/23/2008 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sort of ironic this city's leaders can steal millions and they remain in power. Steal a few bags of peanuts and they ruin your life.

11/23/2008 08:02:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

There really are a lot of supporters out there who are behind you all, belive it or not.

There are many like myself who have immense respect, admiration and appreciation for what you do on a daily basis to protect the public without giving a thought to your own safety.

You all are one of a kind, and it makes you special and unique breed.

And just in case I don't say it enough - thank you for all you do.

Please be safe out there.

11/23/2008 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about leaving some nice posts at this story

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-fire_rescue_bdnov23,0,7181650.story

11/23/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to the comments section of the sh*tbirds suing the police on the night of Obama fest. Of course they left it open and a majority of the comments are against the police, go figure.

They also close the comments section whenever a pillar of the kommunity gets kilt standing in front of their house at 3am doing tha thang.

11/23/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. One, notice how all of the media made sure to mention that everyone went out to purchase NEWSPAPERS to memorialize the Obama victory because digits just don't do justice to huge events.
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So, buy a paper every four years

11/23/2008 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - if you noticed the tribune comment board on the people suing the police over election night macing - the majority of the commentors side with the CPD.

11/23/2008 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares about the liberal media? They too will get theirs someday as will all of the jagoff police haters. We wont control what they get, but they will get it

11/23/2008 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They often have the comment forum open & if the tide changes to "common sense" they quickly close the forum.

11/23/2008 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all know the ones who write the negative comments - they have pudgy little bodies and few friends: they sit in mommies basement spitting out their hate. They would nver have the courage to say anything they write to your face. You should feel sorry for them - the crap they write is directed at their own failed lives more than at you.

And remember this - for every negative commentator out there, there are a thousand more who appreciate you and what you do - (except for the dogs on the job of course.)

11/23/2008 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only did they pull the comments, they pulled the story off that the comments pertained to.

And if you thought there might be some posters here at SCC that might have reading comprehension problems, just go through the comments on any story they post. I think being a moron is a required condition.

Give me the folding broadsheet or tabloid anytime. But I think this interactivity appeals to the kids. And being anonymous, same as here, allows some shocking views. Moronic and shocking.

11/23/2008 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

abc 7 has comments open

11/23/2008 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen Brother.

11/23/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see a month of No Law Enforcement.
It works like this. On the first day of a random month, all law enforcement nation wide is ordered to stand down.
No anotncements will be made, just notification to callers of 911. All callers will be instructed to handle any police matters in what ever manner that seems appropriate.

Law enforcement and other select demographics will be able to secure themselves and their families, the rest will be in the ultimate survivor expirence.

At the begining of the folowing month law enfocement operations will resume. This should open the eyes of many police haters. They will learn that conversation and group hugs don't tame the savage beast.

I know it's Lord of the Flies-ish, but what the hell.

11/23/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If people cant see through the bullshit that the trib and scum-times print then let them wallow in their shit for brains ignorance. Their days are numbered. They are giving those rags away. 25 cents a pop. How long do you think thats gonna last before massive layoffs hit. Fuck those assholes. Their days are numbered. RIP Trib!

11/23/2008 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCormick was a Nazi sympathizer. Who cares what he would think.

But you are right that the Trib is very arbitrary about which articles they close comments on. I have noticed that for many stories they also use their own comments section rather than the Topix forum so they can screen the comments before they go up.

11/23/2008 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For $1 he could have got 4 25 cent bag-o-chips

11/23/2008 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As we have long suspected, Dick Head Daley controls the media in shitcago. The more negative press that can be generated re: the Department just assures that dickhead will not catch any flack from the public regarding our contract/raise, etc.

11/23/2008 05:45:00 AM
True his overpaid press secretary jackie heard makes 175K plus car and drivers, she was a tribune reporter and she still has connections to keep the heat off daleys criminal enterprises!

11/23/2008 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can we say media malpractice?

11/23/2008 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE:

TRIBUNE
SUN TIMES

Hope all those employees enjoy unemplyment......

11/23/2008 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but why in the hell does any copper still buy the Tribune or Scum Times? Fuck Them. Putting money in the pockets of Total Police Haters.

Listen to talk radio or take a gander at the news on tv when the weather or sports is up. I skip the first 20 minutes of the actual news because its filled with nothing but police hating, anti-white comments, offenders = victims, Daley loving bullshit.

11/23/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yeah has been that way for YEARS!!! SCC even received a comment in the Trib article about the shit bags filing suit said cops are basically racist just look to SCC for comments before the obama fest fucking rag

11/23/2008 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 10th district Officer was fired in order for the 019th District officer who orders Starbucks @ Gunpoint could stay on the Job.

11/23/2008 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We cancelled our subscription to the Trib right after they endorsed Obama. Had it home delivered for 25years. Felt sorry only for the delivery man I had for the last 15 years, used to give him a Christmas bonus, never late in any weather , right on my porch. They continued to deliver it, 3 days later I called they said they hoped I would change my mind so continued delivery, Told them it was never going to happen, got my refund. Then I get a form letter last week telling me they would be fair and balanced with their reporting even if they had endorsed Obama, listed 3 recent news reports they must have thought were conservative and won't you come back to the Trib BS. Must have been a lot of folks who cancelled for such a form letter and the day I cancelled had to wait a long time for a rep. GOOD RIDDANCE FIBRUNE!!!!!!!!

11/23/2008 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

three drowned
jack said:
the funneral of one of the three youths drowned in the rowboat incident was carried by the news i watched and a relative stated there would be no lawsuit as the youth had clearly done something he should not have done.
a grieving relative who plainly stated the truth and wanted nothing but prayers for the soul of the youngman.
the truth at a most painful time.

11/23/2008 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you only approve comments where you guys slobber all over each other, but rest assured that there are those of us out here in Chicago who can:

A.) See that the article they posted about the $1 bag of chips thing was bullshit, the cop was railroaded, and the anti-police comments are from pinheaded fucktards

AND

B.) See also that those kids' drowning was an accident borne of simple teenage mischief and not nefarious gangbanger activity.

Have you become so "Us against Them" that you've lost ALL compassion? Your comments make me ill.

11/24/2008 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Brekjeck said...

I think this valuable information should be gathered and someone given to the public to just show how much BS that is.

But I am sure if the Tribune had an incident, they would be happy that the police showed up.

11/24/2008 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blanket insults against the police are unfair.

But the altar boy shit is too. I had a friend killed on the south side last week, and I resent the hell out of the sarcasm dripping from many posters here. Yes, there are a lot of times when relatives "dress up their dead". But there are a hell of a lot of good people who are victims of this shit too.

11/24/2008 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the truth at a most painful time.

11/23/2008 10:08:00 PM"



Ain't that the truth.

11/24/2008 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11/23/2008 08:16:00 AM
Sincere thanks for your comment

11/24/2008 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11/24/2008 09:20:00 AM

The taxpayers should not have to pay for "an accident borne of simple teenage mischief"

11/24/2008 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Have you become so "Us against Them" that you've lost ALL compassion? Your comments make me ill.

11/24/2008 09:20:00 AM"



It's not the victims that draw ire, it's the mindset exhibited by the filing of the lawsuit, before the funerals, that is, for the most part, being criticized.

The language being used may not conform to your desired sensibilities, but work the streets for a bit and see if that helps you understand the choice of vernacular.

11/24/2008 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm retired and live out of state. I informed my local druggist I would have to start giving my business to his competition because he sells the Chgo Tribune in his shop and the Trib is an anti police newspaper. He is highly upset but I haven't heard anything yet. I know he likes that insurance money. They like the police and fire in this town and more and more people are telling him they want that paper out of there.

11/26/2008 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I was getting thinner and thinner.

11/26/2008 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've worked in more than a dozen newsrooms across the country. Of the hundreds of reporters I've worked with, not a single one has spoken about cops with the kind of vitriolic hate you all are directing toward the media.

11/26/2008 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They close comments when the subject of the story DIED, dumbass.

Speaking from experience, it's upsetting to go on a paper of record's web site and see a bunch of nutjobs talking about how your friend deserved to die because of X, Y or Z. Very upsetting.

People like the wackjob PTSD cops on this blog would inundate murder stories on the Trib with comments about what a shithead the victim was or "how he was just about to turn his life around."

Doesn't help with the whole *loss* thing. Not everyone who dies is a bad guy.

My friend died a few years ago (shot in the head for no reason, CPD was useless) and people on the internet joked that, because he was Irish, it was an IRA hit. Others joked about how the Irish pour whiskey on their cornflakes. That's why comments are closed. Get a brain.

11/27/2008 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've worked in more than a dozen newsrooms across the country. Of the hundreds of reporters I've worked with, not a single one has spoken about cops with the kind of vitriolic hate you all are directing toward the media.

11/26/2008 04:01:00 PM"


And yet, what do we see, time and time again, in print?

And what do we rarely see?


Because the shit in the papers doesn't write itself, now, does it?


And everybody but cops seem to be given the benefit of the doubt, no matter what they 'allegedly' have been accused of doing.


Maybe you just can't recognize vitriol when you hear it, read it or speak it.

And maybe the type of human beings you've been associating with aren't in the habit of 'calling a spade a spade', preferring the vague to the plain spoken, the innuendo to the clearly written statement of fact and the mealy-mouthed to the blunt and bitter truth.


Working in newsrooms, these days, is not much different than working amongst a horde of lawyers, politicians and advertising executives.

The bullshit flows like wine, and, maybe, you've been intoxicated for so long that you've lost track of what perceiving the real world is like.

Sober up for a few weeks and face reality, because those who 'report the news' are about as far from reality ass one can get.

11/27/2008 07:42:00 AM  

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