As professional reporters for the Chicago Tribune get regularly furloughed, Trib columnist John Kass gets to keep his regular hate space on page 2.
If there was ever a reason for letting somebody go from what is left of the paper, Kass’ regular blast of racism and Trump talking points certainly provide it.
This week he actually used the anti-Semitic code of blaming George Soros for fomenting protests demanding social justice in the wake of the George Floyd murder by Minneapolis police. And claiming Soros (read Jew) is the real power behind what goes on in this and other cities.
George Soros and the secret Jewish cabal.
But these Democratic cities are also where left-wing billionaire George Soros has spent millions of dollars to help elect liberal social justice warriors as prosecutors. He remakes the justice system in urban America, flying under the radar.
The Soros-funded prosecutors, not the mayors, are the ones who help release the violent on little or no bond.
The use of George Soros as code for Jew has become so common that The Anti-Defamation League has felt the need to issue a public warning.
Although the vast majority of Soros-related conspiracy theories do not mention his Jewish heritage, the concern remains that they can serve as a gateway to the antisemitic subculture that blames Jews for the riots. This type of content can be found on mainstream platforms; a Twitter user wrote, “George Soros is paying for this he is a Jew America bows to the Jew [sic],” while another tweeted, “Antifa are on the payroll of the Jewish financier George Soros who often uses these paid thugs to intimidate any opposition towards the status quo that he and his Zionist allies have set up to control us.” Yet another claimed, “Soros is every bit the subversive, parasitic conspirator these people make him out to be. The problem they always neglect to mention is the fact that he’s a Jew.”
I don’t know what Kass makes, but his salary could certainly pay to bring back at least some of the professional Tribune reporters to full-time professional journalistic work.