Chicago Media on Jesse Jackson Jr.: Sympathy for the Devil
The Chicago media are in a full court press declaring love, kisses and sympathy for former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Such an outpouring of affection has not been seen since Al Capone was convicted.
The way the Chicago media are acting, people could rightfully wonder if they will throw a going away gala, replete with a celebrity-studded red carpet, for the criminal politician.
How could anyone be sympathetic to a typical, corrupt Chicago politician? Instead of pounding the nails in Junior’s coffin, the media are covering him with sympathy and praise. Fearless reporting and courageous journalism are dead in Chicago. They have been replaced with the cowardice of cut-and-paste press releases.
Jesse Jackson, Jr., is a member of the Chicago Machine, the Chicago Democratic Crime Family. Another member of that august organization will replace him. The corruption will go on, the constituents will suffer, and nothing will change. That’s the Chicago Way.
Jesse Jackson, Jr., deserves no sympathy. He’s corrupt, deserves to be called “corrupt,” and deserves to be publicly pilloried for it. He deserves the harshest vilification. He’s a sleazy criminal who deserves a very long prison sentence and impossibly high fines as a warning to others.
That will not happen. Because of who he is, Jackson will be allowed to cut a very generous deal with prosecutors. He will be out of prison just in time to resurrect his political career.
None of these fawning journalists ever suffer the effects of corrupt politics. They do not go to the impoverished areas of the city; they never walk the streets and take in the misery. They endorse the same people again and again for election and reelection. Jackson is not alone. Danny Davis, Bobby Rush, various career state politicians, and of course Chicago aldermen all ignore their impoverished constituents. Then-Senator Obama ignored his poverty-stricken constituents and ignores them still as president.
Read more from Peter Bella at the Washington Examiner