|Stealth feminazi, Niki Fritz|
On September 6th, the Chicago Tribune's newspaper for dummies, the Redeye, on page 4, ran a screed by one Niki Fritz, effectively endorsing Obama in terms so gushingly Pollyannish and absurd that it seemed to have come directly from the Obama campaign's talking points.
Fraulein Fritz, who heaves up a periodic column there, was described as a "Redeye Special Contributor." She was listed as having an email address at tribune.com.
Fraulein Fritz also happens to be the PR Chairwomen of the Chicago chapter of the aforementioned NOW.
In a truly outrageous violation of journalistic ethical standards the Redeye's editors conveniently failed to mention that.
Can you imagine the howls of indignation from the left if a mainstream news entity published a glowing endorsement of Romney by an operative of -- say -- the conservative Illinois Family Institute -- and covered up the association?
The call-in lines at the lefty radio outlets, WCPT and WBEZ would be abuzz with protest and soon thereafter, Redeye editorial heads would be rolling in Tribune Tower.
|Redeye Editor Tran Ha - journalistic ethics |
straight from Mao's cultural revolution
Indeed, The Society of Professional Journalists' code of ethics says, among many other things that journalists should:
"—Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived.
---- Remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility.
— Disclose unavoidable conflicts."
One other tenet of the Professional Journalists Code of ethics holds that journalists should,
" — Expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media."
So who at the Tribune Corporation can we count on to do this?
Certainly not Redeye editor, Tran Ha, whose ideas of journalistic ethicality and transparency seem to parallel those of the Maoist cultural revolution.
This is an era of unrestrained left-wing media bias and this is the season of what Bernard Goldberg calls, the media's "slobbering love affair" with Obama.
So if you are waiting for journalistically ethical behavior from the Chicago Tribune Corp. ----
don't hold your breath.