Friday, February 17, 2006

Chicago Poles Wanted Trib to Cover Pres

Came across this note on some Polish community in Chicago complaining that the city's biggest daily, the Chicago Tribune, didn't do enough to cover the visit of Poland's President Lech Kaczynski. I mean the Polish president is here and it's not on the front page???

Of course not. There was no news coming out of Kaczynski's meetings with the Polish American Congress and the mayor. This is something that folks out there often don't catch. Journalists are not PR people. We don't cover every movement of a politician if he doesn't make any news. Now if he came with his twin brother Jaroslaw and did a little skit from the movie they did when they were kids, that would be something else!

The Trib did send its London correspondent to Warsaw to do a piece on Kaczynski, the conservative voice in Europe, before he came to the U.S.

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