UPDATE: John Kass Is Missing

UPDATE: Readers Bob Wire and Paul Revere found a column today. I looked at every page in the internet edition and could not find it. Here is the link in which Kass eviscerates the Chicago Tribune Newspaper Guild in which he has declined membership.

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It’s Wednesday and after scanning the front page of the Chicago Tribune, I look forward to reading John Kass’ column.

Here’s what I saw when I went to page 2:

Not John Kass, although I am sure what he might have written about Mike Madigan would have been as interesting as whatever this story concerns.

Two days ago media columnist Robert Feder reported that Tribune big wigs had banished Kass from page 2.

The reason?

He wrote a column in which he pointed out that George Soros money had been poured into State’s Attorney’s campaign across the country to elect people soft on crime.

Co-workers, certainly not colleagues, complained that column promoted an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.”

Guess one would have to have known Soros is Jewish.

I didn’t.

I looked where other columnists are located, but did not find a column like the one below that he wrote when Madigan dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into Dee Beaubien’s “Independent” campaign to defeat David McSweeney for State Representative.

The part of the John Kass Chicago Tribune column on Dee Beaubien can probably be seen without clicking to enlarge the image.

Has Kass quit in disgust?


UPDATE: John Kass Is Missing — 39 Comments

  1. Hi Cal.

    Colin McMahon explained this recently.

    Opinion columnists were moved to Tribune Voices, to distinguish them from news.

    Your screenshot shows Kass on page 16. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  2. Soros sounded Greek and/or Hungarian to me.

    I’d never guess Jewish.

  3. You seriously didnโ€™t know the far far left Soros was Jewish, and you were in politics?

    He is Hungarian. Jesus….

  4. This is what you get when you get “soft” on crime, rioting and looting and people out to kill who would normally be locked up.

    Just wait until one of the thugs accidently kill a politician or SA??

    Wait until the police quit and retire.

    Look at the gun financial stocks, all up big time, except in Illinois, they can’t get a FOID.

  5. The “Cancel Culture” is after Kass, now it’s just a matter of time
    until the Jews drive him out.

  6. I’m sure Angie didn’t like being moved to Tribune Voices. โ˜น๏ธ

  7. Quite a few people have Jewish names and/or heritage, but are Christian instead. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  8. As Voltaire said, to find out who rules over you, discover who cannot be criticized.

    When the reaction comes in America, as it has in so many lands over and over again, watch out.

    I find it preposterous that Soros’ ethnicity was such a mystery Cal.

    Illiterate blacks in Africa even know the score!

  9. Per a June 2012 article,


    “Radical philanthropist George Soros has visited the White House on at least five occasions since Barack Obama became president.

    Perhaps Soros has some influence over Obama administration policy. Soros co-founded the ultra-secretive Democracy Alliance, a billionairesโ€™ club that wants to radically transform America. He has said that European-style socialism โ€œis exactly what we need nowโ€ and favors American decline. Soros, a currency manipulator with an insider-trading conviction, praises Red China effusively, saying the totalitarian nation has โ€œa better-functioning government than the United States.โ€”

  10. Cindy, it’s obvious you don’t even read Kass, he is Greek Orthodox and writes about it often. Duh

  11. Just for the record, this anecdotal evidence seems similar and relevant:

    McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks made a similar convoluted spurious correlation between criticism of his self-serving political behavior and โ€œanti-Semitism โ€œ.

    When Franks mandated 2 new public-benefits-entitled positions in violation of McHenry County written public policy and ordinance, in order to hire 2 patronage workers as assistants ( performing no discernable )tasks of benefit to County taxpayers near as any citizen can tell; FOIA requests for work product are answered with no details of actual work performed, just boilerplate 40 hour timecard assertions), he was criticized by taxpayers.

    It is worth noting that most taxing districts in McHenry County pay over 3% of fair market value actual property tax rates, Woodstock pays around 4%.

    When McHenryCountyblog printed comments expressing outrage at Franks’ newly introduced frivolous ~$200,000 annual cost burden on taxpayers (in return for zero-value) patronage workers, he called the police and alleged anti-Semitism.

    He was accorded extremely high cost police protection and investigative resources.

    It is worth noting for the record that a list of politically designated
    identified targets of suggested attack were denied even the minimum police protection.

    And in case any โ€œwokeโ€ supporters care, Franks is also denied access to Springfield legislatorsโ€™ areas without police escort, due to sexual harassment and assault allegations.

    So it would be difficult to establish equal protection under the law for “me-too” women who are to be accorded rights by virtue of “woke” relative to “me-too” wonen who are to be denied rights based upon bigoted designations such as non-indoctrinated-party-acolytes.

    Point is, we seem to see any fact-based criticism of political corruption

    deflected with allegations of bigotry.

    So far it seems to be working.

  12. Hearing the surname “Kass”, I think of Irish, English and WASP. Unless one researches surnames, it’s impossible to know every surname’s ethnicity(ies). ๐Ÿ˜

  13. I wonder if the women he is alleged to have harassed is a goy?

  14. Franks I am referring to, not John Kass.

    Kass’s Sicilian wife would gut him…

  15. Moronโ€™s you. Stephen is right.

    Kass is about as Greek as they come.

    Probably Kassoppoulous…..something impossible like that.

    Kass is a lot snappier, though.

    If you read him, youโ€™d know.



  16. Cindy – Kass is Greek His name was shortened.

    He has even spoken about that fact in his column over the years, Steve, you are 100% correct.

    Soros may be Jewish but he is not a friend to the Jews or their issues.

    Geez, how gossip starts.

  17. bklโ€™s right on Soros.

    Heโ€™s an atheist, and if I recall he had expressed views of loathing The Jews, who themselves were so weak in their own defense in the war.

    HE wants to be The New World Order.

    A real fun guy.

    Think Kim Jung Un, without the charm.


  18. Here’s a story from scumbag Dan Bernstein of SCORE sports radio,who posted it on his twitter about a story that piles on about John Kass, and supposed dog whistle of antisemitism and racism–even his own fellow Trib columnist is bashing him.

    Kass may not be long for the Tribune with this garbage going around about him.

    Makes me want to believe all the more of what he wrote of Soros and Kim Foxx.

    Ask the country of Hungary why the entire population would string Soros up if he ever returned to his homeland there.

    I believe the President there put a bounty on him.

    He’s a bad man, and Lefty Loons are trying to make him out to be something else.

    And if you dare question it–well you know the routine.


    Arf arf.


  19. The only reason Madoff ever got thrown in jail is bc many of his victims were Jews.

    Wall Street vultures fly around with impunity.

  20. Ameya Prewar, one of the authors of that article, is a Former Chicago Alderperson, unsuccessful candidate for Chicago Treasurer and is Pro-Soros. โ˜น๏ธ

  21. Bob Wire, Bernstein (who is also Jewish) did not write the article. Ameya Pawar did.

    Eddie, Pawar also ran for governor in 2018 but dropped out.

    He most likely dropped out because Daniel Biss was getting most of the progressive support.

    Speaking of Biss, remember when Biss removed his lt governor running mate, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, after he made a comment supporting Palestine?

    Bob Wire, it’s funny how the end of that article says,

    “Ameya Pawar is the executive director and co-founder of One Illinois. He is also a Leadership in Government Fellow with George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF). Pawar is funded by OSF to work on national public banking efforts.” lol yeah he sounds like a really objective person to evaluate criticisms of George Soros…

    I’m old enough to remember when progressives cared about the influence of money in politics hahahahaha

    Do you all know why Kass was accused of anti-Semitism?

    Because the ADL (a Jewish group) said that anti-Soros conspiracy theories are a gateway to anti-Semitism.

    Seriously, that’s what they argued.

    This is all so intellectually dishonest and I’m sure most normal people can see that.

    Anti-Soros “conspiracy theories” are common in mainstream Republican circles, and Republicans are more pro-Jew and pro-Israel than the Democrats are, so I don’t know how the ADL came to that conclusion.

    I do see anti-Semitism rising on black Twitter though…

    I see rappers and athletes flirting with it.

    I see Nick Cannon being fired for criticizing Jews but not white people, and then being forced to apologize to Jews but not white people, and lots of black people noticing that.

    I see blacks calling out Jews for the slave trade.

    I see a schism in BLM with BLM UK supporting Palestinians.

    I see lots of Islamic blacks being anti-Semitic.

    I see articles about how anti-Semitism is on the rise since the pandemic began.

    Maybe, just maybe, clutching your pearls, grasping for straws, and trying to shut down every criticism of a person who happens to be Jewish or any criticism about Israel for being “anti-Semitic” is making more ant-Semites?

  22. Thanks Cal and Correcting, about Pawar running for governor in 2010. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Some of these politicians have really big egos. ๐Ÿ˜‘

    Biss, a former mathematician, from state senator to governor. ๐Ÿ˜

    Rosa, from barely Chicago Alderperson to congressperson.


    Jesus Garcia, having been Chicago Alderperson, State Senator and Cook County Commissioner, would easily trounce Rosa. ๐Ÿ˜‘

    Pawar from Chicago Alderperson to governor.

    Really? ๐Ÿ˜‘

    Richard Phelan, from Cook County Board President (1990-1994) to Illinois Governor?

    He couldn’t defeat Dawn Clark Netsch and Roland Burris. ๐Ÿ˜

  23. Kass’ critique of Soros doesn’t make him anti-Jewish. “Nobody” knew Soros was Jewish, considering he didn’t mention it. โ˜น๏ธ

    Semitic refers to Hebrew, Arabic and Aramaic speakers and is considered an outdated term. ๐Ÿ˜‘

  24. Why are Jews such a protected race?

    They defecate on Christian culture in a thousand ways, but when the worm turns, it’s those terrible Nazis, those awful Russian tsars, evil popes burning talmud, monstrous Palestinians, murderous ancient Egyptians, vile Putin, crazy Cossacks, insane modern Hungarians, satanic Babylonians, odious Francoists and Vichyists, ad infintum, in short all goyim who took defensive measures against the cultural distortion and crimes of the uncanny cosmopolitan.

    Dennis Prager, a Torah Jew, says the culture mulchers are going to get what they deserve.

  25. If Jews were a protected group, ethnicity (they are not a race), then they wouldn’t have been attacked and murdered, by the people Trexler mentioned. โ˜น๏ธ

  26. You people are all stupid. Arguing over nothing. You are all misdirected while the truth is, the Phoenicians/Jews now own/run the entire world. BTW when I point out a fact and you all climb on my back about heritage and surnames and how wrong I am to point out that fact, you are falling for the whole divide and conquer YET AGAIN!

  27. When did McHenry County become a Jewish stronghold? ๐Ÿ˜

    I express facts and opinions. I don’t call people dumb, stupid or say someone is wrong. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    A surname and mother’s maiden name provides full or partial clues to one’s heritage(s).

  28. What are names and companies of Jews controlling the world?

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