Stroger Sees Media Divided by Race

The embattled Cook County Board president says reporters favor "soap opera"

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    Todd Stroger (D) is running for Cook County Board President.

    Embattled Cook County Board president Todd Stroger says the press don't cover his administration's achievements, and there's a racial divide in coverage overall, according to the Sun-Times.

    Stroger, who's weathered battles over an unpopular penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase and patronage scandals, told the Sun-Times editorial board that he was struggling to get his good message out.

    Asked by the Sun-Times whether there was a racial divide in news coverage, Stroger said "oh yes."

    In an apparent attempt to garner balanced coverage, Stroger attempted to meet with several African-American journalists last week, but couldn't make the meeting due to a scheduling conflict.

    Read the full story at the Sun-Times.