The Daily Caller and Judicial Watch have filed a discrimination lawsuit against Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for her refusal to give interviews to white reporters. They say it’s a violation of the news outlets’ First Amendment rights and the reporters’ 14th Amendment equal protection rights, and that it’s outrageous and unlawful for an elected official to block freedom of the press using racial discrimination.
In a statement, reporter Thomas Catenacci, who was denied an interview because he’s white, said, “Every journalist and every person who consumes the news should be concerned by Mayor Lightfoot’s actions.”
You’d think so, but then, I also thought that every journalist would be outraged at the legal persecution of the undercover reporters who exposed Planned Parenthood’s practices. That proved that most of today’s “journalists” will prioritize protecting liberal narratives and favored groups over protecting their own rights as journalists.
I predict, however, that when Mayor Lightfoot relents, or is ordered by a court to cease her racist practices, the other news outlets who employ white reporters will request interviews with her, taking advantage of the rights fought for by the conservative outlets that they refused to stand with.