Save Schools: Fire the savage editor who stooges for corporate education reform.

The days of the Tribune as an actual daily newspaper are over. The Trib is a mega-corporate propaganda machine that kills trees to print hatred, and it imitates an actual American newspaper as defined by respected schools of journalism.

The Trib supports the privatization of public education in order to enrich the corporate education reform investors in the rich-boys’ private club, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. The Trib supports spending millions of dollars on useless, corporate education reform’s high stakes tests. Those rich boys are also drooling over managing and looting teacher pensions and other public employee pension funds for their own private profit.The Trib blames the victims who are teachers and other public employees.

Destruction for profit is vulture capitalism.

Crisis capitalism. If there is no crisis, create one. Corporate controlled media outlets such as the Tribune shriek destruction as they claim salvation.


What can we do about it?

First, let’s distinguish between nostalgia and good-riddance.

I remember years ago when I designed, printed and sold bookplates (Those small adhesive backed “from the library of” labels.) with designs of the Tribune, the Art Institute, Marshall Fields, etc. directly to the stores and offices of those institutions. After I delivered packages of these to the Tribune and the Oak Street Bookstore in the Drake Hotel, I walked along old Navy Pier talking with fishermen. I ate at Rocky’s Fish House at the base of the pier. I sat along the concrete pier edge, dangled my legs over the lake water, and ate freshly caught fried fish served on waxed paper and brown paper towels.

I have great nostalgia for some things that used-to-be.

For other things, I feel a sense of good-riddance.

Polio was eradicated. Good riddance.


Just the other day, Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristin McQueary wrote. “I find myself wishing for a storm in Chicago — an unpredictable, haughty, devastating swirl of fury. A dramatic levee break. Geysers bursting through manhole covers. A sleeping city, forced onto the rooftops. That’s what it took to hit the reset button in New Orleans. Chaos. Tragedy. Heartbreak.”

Pleas for destruction while claiming salvation.

The bodies of 1,833 innocent dead human beings in New Orleans – black and white, young and old – floated in polluted salt water during intense heat as carrion birds hovered overhead. This is Kristin’s idea for her city, Chicago. What a profitable opportunity! Think of all the education taxes that could privately profit the rich boys – if only the “in” people could eliminate the little people and public schools and anything not profitable for the rich boys who pay Kristin. This was savage talk that was meant to make her bosses like her.

Now, let’s see. What to do?

Demand that Tribune Editor Kristin McQueary be fired. Why? She used her position as an editor of a major news service to voice her desire to see your parents and children die in the streets and be pecked over by carrion birds. No matter how her fellow editors try to spin it, this is savagery.

Then, break one old bad habit.

Make the Tribune News Service a good-riddance by not paying for it to spread its venomous propaganda. Stop reading it. Don’t buy it on paper or online. Good riddance.

The fully expressed wishes of yet another sociopathic editorial servant to immense wealth and power are not freedom of speech. She is an out of control hate monger. How can we insist she be fired? Let’s not buy the newspaper. Boycott other Tribune News Services such as WGN news and continue to watch their sports and weather.

Tribune propaganda is not news. It needs to end. Good riddance.

By the way, read more details by Diane Ravitch, Mike Klonsky, and Adolph Reed.

Separate nostalgia (photos below) from good-riddance (The Tribune).

 Navy Pier fishingRocky's Fish House, Navy Pier, Chicago


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5 Responses to Save Schools: Fire the savage editor who stooges for corporate education reform.

  1. retiredbutmissthekids says:

    I couldn’t believe this disgusting editorial. Further, I was just in New Orleans last week, &, once again, there was a bonehead article in the New Orleans Magazine (same ilk as Chicago Magazine)
    about how much more improved the school system is & the test scores are higher…blah, blah, blah. Worse than blah–also incredibly disgusting.

    • Ken Previti says:

      Mercedes K. Schneider is a superb blogger who is an incredible researcher. She is an expert on what is actually happening in New Orleans and Louisiana.
      By the way, her own mother survived Katrina by chopping her way from her attic onto her roof rather than being drowned like a rat in a trap. She used a small hatchet which was the only tool available.
      Here is Mercedes’ widely followed blog.

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  3. Dienne says:

    I too was appalled by the editorial, but firing McQueary would just be a token throwing under the bus gesture. Although that was an Op Ed which is, strictly speaking, just her opinion, really she speaks for the paper. The entire editorial board agreed to print it because they agree with it. Firing McQueary for doing their dirty work would be hypocritical and sleazy. They should fire the entire board, but we all know that won’t happen.

    • Ken Previti says:

      People who take money to do what she did should be thrown under the bus. Of course we cannot fire the whole board, but we can help them dump one stooge who is begging to be sacrificed. Fire her.
      And stop buying that rag/newspaper on paper and online. Morality, they don’t understand. Loss of money, they understand. My personal cash, which is small in comparison to their financial empire, will not be wasted on the Trib.
      People who state that they must read them to see what they are up to also have a tendency to watch Fox News for the same reason. There is no reason to taste poop just to see what the pooper is up to. Besides, ingesting poop is not conducive to the good health of the poop taster.

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