OH NO YOU DID NOT JUST, BRUCE RAUNER

Asshole: 

Columbia College Chicago journalism professor Curtis Lawrence brought his class of aspiring reporters to listen to Rauner’s announcement about something or other and get some practice covering a political press conference, according to the Sun Times’ Natasha Korecki.

Rauner’s seasoned political team decided not to let the students into the event.

“Working media” only, they said before giving the boot to 12 up and comers.

Working. Yeah. Lemme tell you something, I worked harder as a student reporter on my laziest day than I ever did on my hardest day as a pro, in no small part because everybody around me was more interested in jerking off about their credentials and how much bigger their resumé was than in getting out of the goddamned way.

Let this serve as another reminder that Republicans only love reporters and the concept of press freedom when they can use them to score points.

God, this shit is so unnecessary. What is the harm in letting the kids in? What is the big fucking deal? Rauner, who here in Illinois is trying the Mitt Romney strategy of embracing his caricature as a rich, out-of-touch garden weasel, has nothing to lose at this point by having some students sit in. This is just being mean to be mean.

That didn’t work out so well for Mitt.

A.

4 thoughts on “OH NO YOU DID NOT JUST, BRUCE RAUNER

  1. I’m guessing the handlers were more afraid of some snot-nosed punk asking an unauthorized question (in their estimation) than how bad it looked to shut the students out of the room. Imagine that! A flailing campaign having control issues. Well, I never!

  2. Hey, those students haven’t paid their dues yet. Don’t they know that they FIRST have to give a sloppy reportorial blow-job, and THEN they get “access”? Sheesh!

  3. Most people at the top want to (or at least pretend to) nourish young, up and coming talent.

    Not to mention, any chance this episode is going to help form the outlook of the student reporters as they enter into their career ?

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