Thursday, March 2, 2006
Another Bogus Reform Issue: the Oberweis Commercials
Consider: we have a television tape of Topinka at the Gay Pride parade surrounded by those committing antics which are unsuitable for children to view. Do we hear from the Old Media on this? Nary a peep. Now we have a really big scandal: Oberweis quoted the papers correctly but didnt present the correctly-cited newspaper stories with the right headlines. They used fake headlines. Stories correct but fake headlines. To the Old Media its huge! One more: we have Topinka urging the state to give big GOP power player Cellini a pass on paying up for the Springfield Renaissance hotel. Big story? I would think so. Not to the Old Media which played it years ago and has scarcely returned. But Oberweis commercials are the issue. Which have more impact on Illinois future? Why are the media engrossed with Oberweis commercials that really involve the fine print?
Simple. The real issue is that Oberweis is a social conservative, Topinka is a social liberal and the news commentators are all liberal. Besides, why do we have an election on March 21? Its all over. WTTW-TV pundit Carol Marin has said that her fellow feminist Topinka will win the primary.