Just when I thought that paper couldn’t possibly sink any lower it does just that!
As if it wasn’t bad enough that Brenda Schory immediately runs to Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns whenever anything comes through that paper that might affect him. I suppose there’s nothing quite like having a reporter informant.
Then Schory stayed for only 10 minutes of Patch/TaxFacts mayoral debate and proceeded to write a glowing piece which simply echoed Mayor Burns’ opening statement. There’s nothing like being impartial is there? Screw deadlines – you push ’em back when you have to.
We’ve already discussed the fact that newspapers only do endorsements for self-important reasons and they don’t spend enough time on them to do a good job anyway.
To wit, the Chronicle’s endorsement of Burns consists of essentially the press release Burns has been sending out regarding his “accomplishments.” Their editorial board made virtually no effort to change the wording at all! Although that could be a more efficient way of moderating the endorsement process – simply let the candidate write the copy themselves!
Then the Chronicle, questioning McQuillan’s choice to run for mayor, suggested he should’ve run for school board instead. Unbelievable! As if anyone should take any advice from newspapers these days.
The good news is folks, Mayor Burns got all the endorsement for county chair and the went down by 40 points. Perhaps the Chronicle’s incompetence is a sign!