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Top 10 Chicago Media Criticisms of 2012

Top 10 Chicago Media Criticisms of 2012
This column started in April, so it's a less than a year old. However, 2012 gave me plenty of people who set themselves up to be criticized. It was a fun 8 months, despite the fact that I've been battling a monstrous illness the entire time I've had this blog. Still, I've done guest radio spots for The Score, CBS radio Cleveland and ESPN Honolulu- all while in a hospital bed hooked up to an IV pole. Things have gotten much better on that front, and continue to get better every day. So hopefully in 2013, I can spend less time in clinic and more time on my work. And I can do more of these. Because the critical columns are fun, and often make new friends, especially among the rival media outlets of those who you just ripped. Or at least it gets you more Twitter followers and Facebook friends among the media in general. But of course, it makes enemies too. A lot of enemies. So without further ado, here were the ten best...

Underqualified former Fox Chicago Reporter Picked to Lead Sports Panel

Underqualified former Fox Chicago Reporter Picked to Lead Sports Panel
What happened Thursday was a prodigious abuse of power by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, as well as a personal win over Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Quinn and Emanuel were in a turf battle over who will lead the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, the state agency that built U.S. Cellular Field and helped rebuild Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. Against Emanuel’s wishes, the ISFA board of directors voted 4 to 3 to approve the governor’s choice of former Fox Chicago television reporter-turned state of Illinois media relations director Kelly Kraft to lead the agency. The same Kelly Kraft who worked in tv her whole life until 2009. The 39-year-old is very photogenic, but a very poor choice for handling finance. Kraft can’t even keep her own financial house in order as she filed for personal bankruptcy in ’09 after running up over $109,000 in credit card debt...
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