Tulsi Gabbard demands Lori Lightfoot's resignation after she granted interviews only to journalists of color

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  4 weeks ago  •  7 comments

By:   Jake Dima (MSN)

Tulsi Gabbard demands Lori Lightfoot's resignation after she granted interviews only to journalists of color
Former Hawaii congresswoman and 2020 presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard slammed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday and demanded her resignation after she instituted a policy granting interviews only to journalists of color.

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Former Hawaii congresswoman and 2020 presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard slammed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday and demanded her resignation after she instituted a policy granting interviews only to journalists of color.

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Lightfoot confirmed the move Wednesday, saying the one-on-one interviews that mark the two-year anniversary of her inauguration will be offered only to reporters of color. She suggested Chicago-area news outlets are predominately white and that coverage of her administration has been adversely affected.

"Mayor Lightfoot's blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent," Gabbard wrote. "I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot's resignation. Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white."

CHICAGO MAYOR LIGHTFOOT SAYS ANNIVERSARY ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN TO REPORTERS OF COLOR

The policy fosters "diversity and inclusion" to push back against the "overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets," Lightfoot claimed.

"By now, you may have heard the news that on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as Mayor of this great City, I will be exclusively providing one-on-one interviews with journalists of color," she said in a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner. "As a person of color, I have throughout my adult life done everything that I can to fight for diversity and inclusion in every institution that I have been a part of and being Mayor makes me uniquely situated to shine a spotlight on this most important issue."

"I have been struck since my first day on the campaign trail back in 2018 by the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically," she continued.

Multiple members of the media were dismayed by the policy shift.

"I am a Latino reporter [at the Chicago Tribune] whose interview request was granted for today," journalist Gregory Pratt said in a tweet Wednesday. "However, I asked the mayor's office to lift its condition on others and when they said no, we respectfully canceled. Politicians don't get to choose who covers them."

"I expressed my outrage. Nothing has changed," NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern told the Washington Examiner.

Lightfoot did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.

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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    4 weeks ago

Surely Ms. Gabbard isn't the only Democrat with her eyes open, right?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Texan1211 @1    4 weeks ago

By the comments here at NT it would seem she IS the ONLY one. The forgiveness here is sickening....especially with our virtue signaling regulars who are always spouting about racism one way or the other but turn the other cheek when it is one of their own. That too is sickening.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1    4 weeks ago

Progressives apparently have ZERO problems with racism IF one of their own practices it.

 
 
 
GregTx
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1.1.2  GregTx  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1    4 weeks ago

Yeah, if I remember correctly, another member here explained that if the racist is not white then they're not really racist. It's more of a retaliatory racism than real racism. Only white people can be real racists.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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1.1.3  Tacos!  replied to  GregTx @1.1.2    4 weeks ago
Only white people can be real racists.

They say you can really only exercise racism from a position of power. You know, like if you’re mayor of a big city . . . 

 
 
 
Dulay
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2  Dulay    4 weeks ago
Tulsi Gabbard

Who? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @2    4 weeks ago

Tulsi Gabbard.

 
 
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