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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Will Only Take Interviews With ‘Black or Brown’ Journalists, Says Local Reporters

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Well, I’m sure this will go over well.

We haven’t even made it 24 hours since Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot made headlines for saying that she would continue to wear her mask, despite being vaccinated. An odd decision considering recent public health guidance, but OK.

Unfortunately, Lightfoot is back in the headlines on Wednesday. For what, you might ask? Well, multiple local Chicago reporters are alleging that she will grant interviews only to journalists of color moving forward.

Mary Ann Ahern with NBC 5 Chicago tweeted this out on Wednesday:

“As ⁦@chicagosmayor reaches her two year midway point as mayor, her spokeswoman says Lightfoot is granting 1 on 1 interviews – only to Black or Brown journalists,” Ahern said in her tweet.

Wild, right? Surely Ahern has mixed something up here. Apparently not, as many other local reports have confirmed Ahern’s tweet, including WTTW Chicago Tonight anchor Paris Schutz and Chicago politics reporter Heather Cherone.

Of course, Lightfoot was heavy criticized on social media following the news, but it’s unlikely that she changes course on the decision. Do you think it’s racist for Lightfoot to exclude white journalists from interviews based solely on the color of their skin?

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. She can do whatever she wants. Lightfoot will win re-election in a landslide if she runs again. Besides what did the woke white journalists who condemned anyone who criticized mass immigration think was going to happen when black and brown people outnumbered them? They just got thrown to the curb like they threw white conservatives away.

  2. It doesn’t matter how much of an embarrassment she is, as long as she has a (D) next to her name, she’ll get re-elected. I’d say it’s astounding how stupid the electorate in Chicago is, but I’ve stopped underestimating the abject stupidity of democrats.

  3. I couldn’t care less who she grants interviews to. The electorate in Chicago will eat it up, embracing it as a step forward in race relations and for people of color. White liberals will probably shed tears because of how unifying it feels to be so tolerant and accepting.

    F$#?ING morons.

  4. White people need to grow a pair and start screaming “RACIST” at this negro as much as they scream it at conservatives. Fire back constantly at these left wing fucks. Keep screaming it. Don’t be polite . Take a page out of their book.

  5. I’m pretty sure it’s not a good look for an elected official to discriminate against reporters based on skin color. Imagine the outcry if Ron Desantis pulled a similar stunt and get back to me.

    How much do you wanna bet that Chicago voters – or at least the few with an actual brain – are missing Rahm Emanuel right now?

  6. Well the people of Chicago especially the white people should really be pleased with this ugly racist motherfucking POS they elected she or it whatever has been out of control with its tyrannical heavy handed orders during this past year how the fuck does it remain in office get it the fuck out.

  7. Lightfoot’s statement confirms that she views the press as an ally.

    Remember the hysterical psychopaths who called Trump Mussolini for “attacking” the press—when all he did was highlight its myriad lies?

    I much prefer a politician who doesn’t view the press as his/her ally.

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