Over the years, starting with his service as a Chicago Daily News reporter, Dennis Bryne has consistently turned out good work.
When the Daily News closed, he went to the Sun-Times, ending up on its editorial board. He fought on the public protection side of the AIDS policy warns with State Rep. Penny Pullen, took on the alar apple scare and we were allies on my fight against rape in prison.
In retirement, he writes a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune and is the only local conservative voice among local columnists besides John Kass.
Besides the column, Bryne writes a blog called, “The Barbershop: Dennis Byrne, Proprietor.”
Checking it out recently I found a critique of how Chicago papers covered the most recent aspect of the Joe Walsh-Tammy Duckworth campaign.
He titled his piece, “Tammy Duckworth–the candidate of out-of-state, left-wing special interests”
The Main Stream reporters regularly demonize Joe Walsh.
Stories characterize Walsh as a “right wing wing nut.” Duckworth comes out as the one with the sane, moderate one.
He takes on Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson’s story about campaign finance reports just released.
Pearson refers to Walsh as Walsh “as a ‘controversial tea party-backed freshman,’ but fails to characterize Duckworth in a legitimately comparable tone–a controversial ultra liberal heavily funded by out-of-state special interests.”
See links at Bryne’s crtique for details.
It reminded me of how Pearson wrote not one word about the enthusiastic reception that Walsh got at the Republican State Convention in Tinley Park.
Although Walsh was greeted by a standing ovation, interrupted more than once by other standing ovations, including at the close of his Mike Madigan-bashing speech.
Even though Walsh was not at the event to hear State Chairman Pat Brady’s attack on Madigan, which opened the convention, it seemed like the two were a tag-team.
Brady’s speech received coverage, but not Walsh’s.
My interpretation was that Walsh was virtually declaring his candidacy for Governor.
Rich Pearson missed that.