Stroger Sees Media Divided by Race

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

By Steve Bryant
|  Thursday, Jan 7, 2010  |  Updated 9:47 AM CDT
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Stroger Sees Media Divided by Race

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.

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