Saturday, February 25, 2017

Keeping retirement weird. Mark Giangreco and the Rauner PAC. | Fred Klonsky

Keeping retirement weird. Mark Giangreco and the Rauner PAC. | Fred Klonsky:

Keeping retirement weird. Mark Giangreco and the Rauner PAC.

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I’ve enjoyed Mark Giangreco’s sports reports for years. First at WMAQ and now on WLS. He never took sports news all that seriously, as illustrated by the graphic of underwear that went up on the screen when he did his sports shorts segment.
I had no idea what his politics were  and I don’t follow his tweets.
So I missed the one where he called Donald Trump a cartoon lunatic. 
That sounds about right, although I’m not sure about the cartoon part.
In any case, it was a tweet. His tweet didn’t contain the C word. He didn’t support child sexual abuse. He didn’t call immigrants rapists and murderers.
Giangreco didn’t turn his sports shorts into a political commentary.
Giangreco’s tweet got him in trouble with the bosses at ABC because of a morning drive radio talk show host -a failed Republican gubernatorial candidate – named Dan Proft.
Giangreco later deleted the post, but not before it was picked up by Chicago City Wire, a website associated with conservative talk show host Dan Proft, morning personality on Salem Media news/talk WIND AM 560. (The headline: “ABC 7 Chicago Sports Anchor Giangreco derides America as ‘country full of simpletons,’ questions legitimacy of presidential election.”) The industry website TVSpy also reported on it.
Giangreco will be okay. He is popular and will be back on the air after a couple of weeks.
But ABC caved to a right-wing creep, Dan Proft.


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