Chicago Media Notices Cook County Political Prisoner: Sympathy for the Joker
Carol Marin notices that whistleblower Annabel Melongo has been jailed for informing on corrupt politicians in Illinois
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at a Monday news conference, didn’t like questions about whether his press office had recorded reporters’ conversations without first seeking their consent.
That’s a big no-no under the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, one of the toughest two-party consent laws in the country.
One woman, Annabel Melongo, spent 20 months in Cook County Jail before a judge finally freed her.
Her crime: She had recorded a couple of phone calls with a court clerk. We’re talking felony, folks.
Emanuel, invoking “Will” Shakespeare, dismissed such bothersome questions about his press office doing the same as “much ado about nothing.”
Frankly, another line from Shakespeare seems a better fit for the mayor’s fit of pique: “What a piece of work is man.” (“Hamlet”)
Carol Marin resembles the Cesar Romero era Joker