October 25, 2009

THE CHICAGO WAY: Chicago prosecutors go after the Innocence Project. “Punch back twice as hard!”

UPDATE: Reader Kristen Pecoraro writes:

A key line that leaped out at me from your link to the Times story on prosecutors looking at journalism student’s grades was this:

“Every time the government starts attacking the messenger as opposed to the message, it can have a chilling effect,” said Barry C. Scheck, a pioneer of the Innocence Project in New York, …”

Fox News, anyone?

Hey, it’s the Chicago Way. But the parallel is pretty striking — if you don’t like what they’re reporting, why, then, they’re not really journalists!

UPDATE: Reader C.J. Burch writes: “It’s more chilling than that. If they don’t like what a journalist is reporting, he/she isn’t really a person. Politics is getting that way, too.”

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