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Watch Rahm Emanuel Lie To 48 Hours

On Saturday night, CBS's 48 Hours broadcast "The War In Chicago," described by the network thusly:

"An exclusive investigation inside the DEA's battle to win the war on Chicago's streets. Drugs, gangs and gun violence are killing hundreds a year. Innocent children are caught in the crossfire."

As well as questioning police chief Garry McCarthy and following the exploits of local DEA chief Jack Riley, CBS spent a lot of time with the parents of Hadiya Pendleton in what were the most heartbreaking portions of the show.

And Rahm Emanuel couldn't be bothered. This scene - captured on video - was played with about seven minutes left in the program:

"For months, 48 Hours tried to get Mayor Rahm Emanuel to sit down and talk about the drugs, gangs and street violence effecting his city, and how he plans to sustain the current level of police protection as the summer months approach.

"But he refused. So 48 Hours went to a press conference at City Hall:

Armen Keteyian: Hello, Mr. Mayor. I'm Armen Keteyian from CBS News in New York, I'd like to start on a different topic . . .

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Wait a second . . . I'll get to you in a second, okay . . . I promise I'll answer your questions . . . okay . . .

"But he did not. After taking 15 minutes of questions on other topics, he turned and left the room."

You can see it for yourself here - just jump ahead to the 35:23 mark:

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Rahm Emanuel, everyone.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on May 20, 2013


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