The Trib’s John Kass is not just a joke. He’s a racist and anti-Semite and should go away.

The Trib’s John Kass uses the anti-Semitic code of “George Soros”.

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.

Wrote Kass.

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.



14 thoughts on “The Trib’s John Kass is not just a joke. He’s a racist and anti-Semite and should go away.

  1. Somewhere in their search to find a Royko replacement they traded irascibility for rightist racism.


  2. Replacing Mike Royko with the odious Kass was like replacing the Sun with a bargain basement light bulb…dimly.

  3. John Kass has gotten worse over the years. Time for him to go, since newspapers are cutting staff, anyway, & he’s probably way up there on the salary schedule

    In the meantime, the K in his last name should be dropped from his byline.

  4. I believe in providing a variety of viewpoints on opinion pages but Kass is a vile person whose caustic comments degrade the image of the Tribune. He is a poor ineffective advocate for the causes he purports to support by use of his column. I would find no difference in quality or lack thereof had the Tribune replaced Kass with Limbaugh or Hannity or Carlson none of whom are deserving of space in the paper.

  5. Typical left wing nut response when talking about Soros, the Nazi loving Jew. You need to get your facts straight because you and others like you are disgusting liars.

  6. Hi Fred,
    Kass is a symptom. The entire Trib is a rag, starting with the editorial page. The East Germans used to say about their official propaganda sheet, Neues Deutschland, that it was good for three things: 1. Wrapping fish bought at an open air market; 2. Starting a fire in a pot belly stove; 3. Use as toilet paper. The Trib has the same value.

  7. Being neither rightist or leftist and not a fan of John Kass or any columnist, I wonder what’s the fuss. 😮

    In that now famous column, I never saw the words “Jew(s)” and “Holocaust” once, despite what some Jewish columnists say/said. 🤔

    Researching online, I found George Soros’ (Sr.) name was changed from Schwartz, which could be German or Jewish. Before and after the Holocaust, he and his family shunned their Jewish identity and really support Jewish causes, which being White he could do. Just change the name and maybe, change the face surgically. 😐

    Research showed Soros is a Hungarian name, which sounded Gréek to me. 😐

    As a Black Man in America, I find it sad that Mr. Soros would fund politicians who are really harming African Americans, considering he escaped harm himself. Not prosecuting, sentencing and punishing Blacks who murder, rape and steal is wrong. The 10 Commandments and other commandments of the Jewish Bible speak to this. 😐

    1. Eddie. Among right wing and anti-Semitic circles using George Soros’ name is code. “Jewish columnists” as you say, are aware. You may not be.

  8. Hi Fred. How many people know who George Soros is and his background, unless they looked it up or read the ADL Report? With his money, he could be Hungarian, English or American? 🤔

    Semetic could also be Arab, Assyrian or Aramean. Why is Anti-Semitic used, instead of Anti-Jewish? 🤔

    1. Eddie,
      Kass knew. Plenty of wealthy people make campaign contributions. Many wealthy people gave to Kim Foxx. But he picked out Soros. It’s a dog whistle to certain people. BTW, George Soros is an American. You can be foreign born, Jewish and American. That’s kind of our thing. As for the use of the term “anti-Semitism” being interchangeable with being anti-Jewish? There is a whole long explanation on Google. Go for it.

  9. Fred. Yes, one can be foreign born, Jewish and American.
    (Poles, Italians and others do that too). 😊

    I’ve known Jewish people. My family was one of the first Black families in Lawndale. 😐

    I find secular people, who identify with a religion, heritage somewhat or don’t to be interesting. 😐

    Biden, Pelosi and Durbin do the same as Catholics. 🤔

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