“The reason you couldn't see any interruptions in the clip is because the reporter LEFT THEM OUT. Totally slanted piece. The interview was 7 mts long and the piece was much shorter than that, so he he made sure to mislead the viewer. The reporter and station should be ashamed of editing that way but I don’t think they know what the word means.
I love the way they whipped up a map with the arrow from TX to D.C. showing how the reporter traveled there. Absolutely hysterical. It’s as if they want us to believe what a massive journey it was for him to leave the state for a day for the biggest interview of his lame career. At least the map with its arrow justified someone’s job in the station’s graphics department that day.”
“I'm sorry life's crapped all over you reader1. However, there are 10 million people who would disagree with your wordly assessment of life in Chicago. It's one of the very few major cities whos overall population continues to grow annually and remains one of the truly dynamic cities in the US.”
samoisdead on May 12, 2010 at 05:06:53
“I think Reader 1 has a great point, and I doubt he's been crapped on in life, maybe he just sees a better situation for himself and his family. I take it your hostile reaction and need to take things personal comes out of your love for the city, but if the city does not work for him, or a large cross section of the population then that's their right to say so.
His comment comes from an African-American perspective, I don't know where yours is coming from, but maybe take that into consideration.”
noworries2001 on May 12, 2010 at 02:39:51
“Especially when the National Guard is patrolling the streets the dynamics will go off the charts.”
crookedcountyillinois on May 11, 2010 at 22:46:22
“I think Chicago is much more historically preserved and, thus, is far more visually attractive than New York City. It also has the perfect blend of all four seasons, and offers plenty of nightlife, entertainment, and variety of choice in culture, food, and even careers.
But you have to separate Chicago's city government, as well as Cook County. The graft, corruption, extortion, influence peddling, and grosse negligence is taking place in plain sight because the third largest city in the United States has an almost 100-year-run of "prosecutorial discretion" in the State's Attorney's Office that turns a blind eye to political misconduct. And that fact trickles down and affects everyone who lives here.
And while you get to enjoy the benefits of one of the world's truly great cities, you're also being video-taped driving, walking, or even sitting on your front porch; your 2nd Amendment rights are stripped away; if you own property, your Equal Protection rights are ignored while people buy down their assessments with campaign contributions; you can't put a sign in your yard/window; the streets are always torn up by the construction unions; you need worthless permit stickers for your car, plus special stickers from your Aldermen that sheild you from certain kinds of tickets, where even the most law-abiding citizen still gets ticketed by a CPD that wants to raise money even at the cost of dishonesty, and then there's the building permits process, inspectors, & all the kickbacks there...”
timmmahhhh on May 11, 2010 at 21:09:41
“Chicago has its great parts but if you're looking to send your kid to school I would have to agree with some of reader1's point on schools. The city itself has just under 3 million. The other 7 million are comprised of young families of couples that lived in the city then moved out once they had kids. I live in Glen Ellyn having chased a job in Evanston but lived in NW Indiana prior (I made the reverse migration). I'm here for the schools and many of my neighbors are as well. CPS has improved but has a long ways to go.”