Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Media bias: Reporter Kurt Erickson regularly mentions wealthy hometown of Bruce Rauner

Illinois' reform governor, Republican Bruce Rauner, is very wealthy--however, he is a self made man. He lives in Winnetka, a well-to-do Chicago North Shore suburb. And that is something Kurt Erickson, who writes about Illinois politics for many downstate newspapers, constantly needs to remind his readers.

Don't believe me? See what Google has to say. 

Did do the same thing for Rauner's hapless predecessor, Chicago Democrat Pat Quinn?  I don't believe so. After all, Chicago has a well-deserved reputation for cronyism and graft.

Click here for Erickon's latest article--and take a close look at the fourth paragraph.

Years ago Chuck Percy was a Republican US Senator from Kenilworth, another wealthy North Shore suburb--which is something the left-leaning media at the time never got tired of reminding its readers, viewers, and listeners.

Liberals love class warfare.


Anonymous said...

It's nice to see that a poor boy from Deerfield, the son of an itinerant Vice President of Motorola Corporation, can become a self-made man.

John Ruberry said...

Not every home in Deerfield is a mansion. And the libs, erroneously I believe, called Rauner a billionaire during last year's campaign. VPs at Motorola are not billionaires or anything close to it

Anonymous said...

From the mean streets of Deerfield to the governors mansion, all the while overcoming the shackles of an Ivy League education. From lowly son of a Motorola VP to CEO. It's a true Horatio Alger story. Bruce is truly a self made man.