The [Wednesday] Papers
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Fox Chicago News Waiting For Rahm's Campaign To Tell Them What To Report
"We've got a call into the Emanuel campaign to independently verify that," Elwood then said.
Memo to Elwood and Fox Chicago News: In the time it's taking you to "independently" be told what to report, you could have, um, you know, just looked it up - and asked the Chico campaign to provide documentation.
I didn't find much to go on in a cursory search of the clips about past statements, but I did find this - from yesterday's Tribune"
"Rahm Emanuel, facing his own residency problem, dodged questions about whether city workers should be required to live in Chicago."
Meanwhile, ABC7 reported this:
"As for lifting the residency rule for city workers, Emanuel's campaign says he is open to discussing the subject."
There's nothing wrong with telling viewers that the Trib reported that Emanuel dodged questions about the residency issue even while his campaign was telling other news outlets that he was open to the idea.
You could even explain why that probably is. That's your job.
And putting a call into the Emanuel campaign could be productive if you do more than take down a statement, but you're not likely to get a useful answer from a campaign propagandist.
Finally, Chico being "open" to considering a rule change is much different than Chico pledging to try to change the rule. Candidates are open to just about anything - especially when they are receiving an endorsement from a special interest group.
"Because it is something many firefighters and police support, mayoral hopeful Miguel del Valle accuses Chico of pandering to unions," the Trib account reports.
"'To say that you're going to allow all employees to move outside the City of Chicago and desert our neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago is just ludicrous,' said del Valle."
"Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley-Braun says she is against lifting the residency requirement because it threatens the middle class."
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Posted on January 26, 2011
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