The GOP primary in the race to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. received little to no coverage leading up to the February 26 ballot from the mainstream Chicago media. Since winning the Republican nomination, however, the media have fixated on Republican winner Paul McKinley and his criminal past.
Despite campaigning openly as an “ex-offender” since the beginning of the race, several local Chicago mainstream media outlets have made it their mission to reconvict McKinley on their own terms.
And yet, the voters aren’t having it; in fact, after a particularly vicious series of pieces about McKinley featuring blatant, redundant, and relentless attacks, members of the Chicago Media are now facing a backlash from the public and numerous "new-media outlets."
There is little doubt that if McKinley were a Democrat, the headlines would proclaim a different narrative. Something along the lines of, “McKinley Turns Life Around, Wins Primary,” or “Primary Winner with Troubled Past Proves There is Still Hope for Less Fortunate.” ...More HERE