It wasn’t exactly a Twitter war.
It was just John Kass being John Kass.
Chicago media blogger, Robert Feder tweeted.
— Robert Feder (@RobertFeder) October 12, 2017
So, I did a RT and added:
God. Make it Kristen McQeary.
— Fred Klonsky (@fklonsky) October 12, 2017
Let me explain. Kristen McQueary is the Chicago Tribune columnist who is such a fanatic when it comes to teachers, public schools and teacher unions that she is most famous for penning a column in which she wished for a hurricane the size of Katrina to visit itself upon our city and destroy our public schools.
That column wasn’t a one-off for McQueary. That is her role for the Trib, which has a stable of union-hating, teacher-bashing writers and reporters.
Including John Kass.
Kass is a suburbanite who likes the idea of the city but not the reality of living here. Some have suggested he wishes he was the legendary Mike Royko but doesn’t have nearly the working class instincts, intellect or wit for the job.
John Kass was a scab who saved his own job by crossing the picket lines when the Tribune broke the Chicago Typographic Union strike years ago.
It is hard to imagine Royko as a scab. It is easy to imagine Kass as one.
Kass felt the need to comment on my McQueary tweet to establish his journalistic solidarity, I suppose.
That’s terrible Fred. You’re fanaticism is showing
— John Kass (@John_Kass) October 14, 2017
Those Trib columnists sure show know how to show their solidarity.
Except when their fellow Trib employees go on strike.
As for Kristen McQueary. I still hope that she loses her job.
Who’s she going to go to for help?