Steinberg at it Again
- Sun Times Columnist Neil Steinberg was on WBEZ radio yesterday, January 2, discussing the murder of two New York Police Officers and the police protests against the mayor there. Steinberg lashed out at the police, claiming their protest had no basis aside from their own chips on their shoulder. In fact, he said, the murders were for the police "a godsend to their message."
Every now and then the press in Chicago, of whom Steinberg is a shining example, let down their guard and reveal their intense bias, their extreme political views and their refusal to hear any opposing point of view.
But this comment by Steinberg is a new low, even for Chicago.
The murders were a godsend to their message? Would Steinberg care to explain this comment? What is he suggesting, that some police officers secretly relish the opportunity these murders provide? These murders are a "godsend" to them? It's an unconscionable statement. And, of course, there is not a peep in protest from other members in the discussion, including Eric Zorn, another police hating columnist in Chicago.
We have now stopped using the Sun Times for fish wrap and bird cage liner. The Tribune now has that privilege.