The Chicago Tribune Punishes Top Columnist for Being Even-Handed

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from the American Thinker:

Cancel culture attacks John Kass, the Chicago Tribune’s top columnist

Since 1980, John Kass has been a fixture at the Chicago Tribune, where he writes columns about political topics. The Tribune has labeled him their “lead columnist.” Kass hews conservative but works to be even-handed.

That even-handedness wasn’t enough to save Kass, though, when he asserted, correctly, that prosecutors who got massive election funding from George Soros groups are a big part of the problem with the growing lawlessness in America’s Democrat-run cities. The same leftists who loath Israel sprang to Soros’s defense: Kass, they said, was anti-Semitic, and had to be punished.

The Tribune bowed before them.

It all started with a Kass column entitled “Something grows in the big cities run by Democrats: An overwhelming sense of lawlessness.” The first paragraph states facts that all honest people must acknowledge are accurate; the second paragraph explains the Democrat mayors’ dilemma; and the third paragraph brings up George Soros:

President Donald Trump is sending federal law enforcement into the big cities run by Democratic mayors, where murder and gang shootings are out of control and where once vibrant downtown areas are on their way to becoming ghost towns.

And naturally, the Democratic mayors, backing Joe Biden, are on the defensive, upset that the president might win political advantage, even as the mayors feud with their own police departments, as the violence rises in their towns, as children are gunned down.

But these Democratic cities are also where left-wing billionaire George Soros has spent millions of dollars to help elect liberal social justice warriors as prosecutors. He remakes the justice system in urban America, flying under the radar.

Nor does Kass stop with that single mention. He’s an old-fashioned journalist, so he gives the facts to support his assertion that Kim Foxx, who is a prosecutor in Chicago, which is one of America’s most crime-wracked cities, received enormous sums of money from a George Soros organization. Since her election, she has not worked to protect Chicago’s law-abiding citizens:

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