Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sad Self-Promotion

The Chicago Sun-Times is running a self-congratulatory "article" about how great they are at sniffing out Chicago's corruption. They posit that all cities have corruption but that as they are "so good" at it, it means that newspapers still matter.

Really?

Because New York City has a whole bunch of newspapers, Washington DC too, and yet, yet, they don't seem to find nearly as much corruption as Chicago papers do.

Is the Chicago Sun-Times calling all other journalists lazy? Quite possibly and quite possibly they'd be right. I am much more inclined to believe that newspapers have gotten incredibly lazy and cheap with investigative journalism and only because there is so much low-hanging corruption fruit in Chicago has the Sun-Times been able to make their claims.

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