Skip to comments.Chicago Reporter Refuses to Report Teachers Union Links to Socialist Groups
Posted on 12/20/2012 10:42:11 AM PST by Kaslin
The Chicago Teachers Union and Action Now (formerly known as ACORN) staged yet another protest Tuesday, this time targeting so-called Chicago fat cats.
Video from the event reveals that the local Chicago media particularly Christian Farr of NBC 5 is disinterested in reporting the radical nature of the union and its allies. Farr said that hes too objective to report such news, even though it occurred right before his eyes.
SEE THE VIDEO HERE.
Only a single Chicago talk radio program - Wade and Roma on WLS-AM - has demonstrated the nerve to question the CTU leadership about its links with socialists. As EAG recently noted, union officials hid from the truth when confronted by the radio show hosts.
At Tuesdays rally, EAGnews producer Jeremy Segal had a conversation with Farr regarding the fact that CTU members were seen handing out copies of a socialist newspaper. Farr said Segal was expressing an opinion about what they were doing.
You just used the word socialist you have an opinion about what theyre doing, Farr said. Im objective.
Will you report that theyre marching around with International Socialists? Segal asked.
No Im not going to report that! Thats a judgment! Farr yelled.
It was far from a mere judgment. We offer video and pictures to show its a fact that the CTU is palling around with far-left radicals who would overthrow the American economic system if they had the opportunity.
We thought some Chicago folks might want to know that their teachers union is interested in a bit more than teaching. Frankly, we wonder if they spend much time at all worrying about children and education.
The CTUs newest talking points, put on display at the rally, center on the language used in Stand Up to the Fat Cats, a video produced by the union, which claims education reformers like Mayor Rahm Emmanuel are simply trying to privatize public education so corporations can profit.
Tom Lolagos, a retired Chicago teacher, said schools need to have wrap-around services and the kind of resources that these (fat cat) people have in their suburban schools.
Lolagos also said, Our children do not deserve affirmative action when they go to college. They deserve it when theyre in kindergarten.
It is clear the CTU and Action Now are going to ramp up their attacks on wealthy Chicagoans in order to protect the status quo in the failing school system, as well as CTU dues payers.
And the local media? They couldnt care less.
he would be unemployed shortly after and a dead man shortly after that if he did - just sayin
Socialism is communism ordered by the glass - P.J. O’Rourke
"How much?" is the appropriate question to ask them.
Face it, if Emmanuel and Obama were walking down State St. and stopped fast, 90% of Chicago media would have to be surgically removed from their rear ends.
The left always protects its own whereas we freely speak of our sources, physiology and intentions.
Unions and socialism linked? Who knew?? I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you.
To take nothing away from Don Wade and Roma it was Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft who conducted the interview with Sharkey. Don Wade and his wife have been off since Thanksgiving due to Don’s fight with a brain tumor.
It was a good interview and the union guy didn’t see it coming.
Time to tax the unions at 75%. They are the FAT cats sucking peoples blood.
Nearly 80% of journalism majors express socialist affiliation while in school. The other 20% either fake it or face a career future in landscaping.