"We elected Blago –what were we thinking?"

That is the headline of a Chicago Sun Times editorial.  The Sun Times endorsed Blagojevich twice- in glowing terms.  How could any newspaper, even a progressive one like the times, endorse a member of the Cook County Regular Democratic Organization to begin with?  Yet they do.  Over and over again.  Election cycle after election cycle, the Sun Times endorses local Democrats for office.

Maybe they do it for the money.  If there were no Democrats in office, there would be no corruption, no  unethical practices, no conflicts of interest, and no indictments and arrests to report on.  The Sun Times is just as bad and unintelligent as single issue voters.  In their case, it is single party politics.  They will always endorse the Democrats, no matter how criminally corrupt they are.

The Chicago Sun Times does nothing but enable the criminal corruption so rife in this city, county, and state.  They never learn either.  They just keep doing the same thing over and over again.  What is worse, voters actually follow their lead and use these endorsements to vote.  The Sun Times does a great disservice to the people of Chicago.  Its founder, Marshall Field- a good government reformer- is probably rolling over in his grave.

They should really change their name.  Maybe the Chicago Democratic Times would be better.

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About Peter V. Bella

Peter V. Bella is a passionate cook and photographer. Mr. Bella started cooking as a child with his parents. He has taken professional courses through the years. Mr. Bella a a freelance photojournalist and writer based in Chicago.
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