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Tweeting Chicagoland | Episode 7: Tripling Down

Just when it looked like maybe the producers of Chicagoland would branch out a bit, they tripled down on Rahm Emanuel, Garry McCarthy and Liz Dozier as the city's super-citizens deserving of more screen time than Michael Keaton in Multiplicity.

Enough!

Even more so than he already has been, Rahm is portrayed as the most compassionate man in America; the music swells and the images of poor black kids revert to slow-motion as the greatest mayor since the last one intones rhapsodizes himself and his city.

McCarthy is allowed to skirt the fact-checkers once again as he takea a lonely stand against guns and or dumb state legislature, who refuse to, um, outlaw guns - or at least enact mandatory minimums that 30 years of research show don't work.

(Narrator Mark Konkol, too, bemoans the lack of "common sense" gun laws - like, um, those shown by 30 years of research to be not only ineffective, but counterproductive.)

Even Dozier has lost her shine, as she seems utterly incapable of handling her difficult assignment and blames her staff for simply "not doing enough" to overcome America's economic and racial structures.

The good news is that hardly anyone else is watching; I do so only out of the commitment made to those few readers and listeners who care.

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Wrong. He said poverty is worse than ever, not violence. In the early 90s we had twice as many murders a year as we have now.

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Yes.

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It's as if there are no politics in the city at all, and Rahm spends all his time on violence and with kids when his calendar clearly shows he spends most of his time with financiers.

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Previously:
* Tweeting Chicagoland | Episode 1: Oh My Lord, I Hate It Already.

* Cracking The Chicagoland Code 1: Docu-Series Or Docu-Wank?

* Tweeting Chicagoland | Episode 2: Brought To You By Allstate, Billy Dec & The Central Office.

* Cracking The Chicagoland Code 2: Fixing The Facts.

* Tweeting Chicagoland | Episode 3: Get Me Rewrite.

* Cracking The Chicagoland Code 3: Our Fact-Challenged Heroes.

* Tweeting Chicagoland | Episode 4: Did We Mention That Rahm Loves (Black) Kids?

* Cracking The Chicagoland Code 4: LollapaRahmza.

* Tweeting Chicagoland | Episode 5: Back To Black.

* Cracking The Chicagoland Code 5: Yada Yada Yada.

* Tweeting Chicagoland | Episode 6: Building A New Rahm.

* Cracking The Chicagoland Code 6: Unwired.

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Comments welcome.




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Posted on April 18, 2014


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