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Elections 2010, Governor General 2010

Bill Brady Breakfast with Right-Wing Media Research Center in Chicago Rankles, Worries Brady Facebook Fans

State Senator Bill Brady and ex-Florida Governor Jeb Bush at a recent Illinois fundraiser for Brady.

(Chicago, IL) — June 23, 2010. While Governor Pat Quinn this morning was breakfasting with well-healed swells at an early-morning fundraiser at RL restaurant–Ralph Lauren for the hoi polloi–in Chicago, State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) was also in Chicago, but breaking bread with the paranoid, out-of-state Media Research Center types.

Based in Alexandria, Virgina, the right-wing MRC sifts and sorts through mainstream news media stories that report on the “reality community” sniffing out conspiracy nuggets of liberal media bias and suppression in the name of “balance“.

From a MRC “report” on June 21 provides a flavor of their wing-nuttery:

CBS Poll Finds Tough Numbers for Obama on Oil Leak, But Couric Hides Them

Katie Couric opened Monday’s CBS Evening News by touting how “in a CBS News/New York Times poll out tonight, 43 percent of Americans approve of President Obama’s handling of the spill. Only 13 percent approve of BP’s efforts.”

She offered no further details, such as how 47 percent disapprove of Obama’s performance, and only those checking CBSNews.com would realize the selectivity in the assessment of Obama she chose to highlight.

When Brady pledged to spend more time campaigning in Chicago, the impression that he conveyed was that he would be reaching out beyond his narrow, ultra-conservative ideological circle, not reinforcing it.

Despite that he was breakfasting in a right-wing conservative echo-chamber, the fact that Brady had the meeting Chicago, rankled and worried Brady’s Facebook friends.

“Bill, there is more to Illinois than Chicago.. just sayin… ,” wrote Molly Smith Burns of Peoria.

And from Jeff Forret of Moline said, “I hear ya, Molly. However, the reality is Chicago holds the power in this state. I understand needing to focus a lot of campaigning there. Just don’t FORGET the rest of us and fall prey to the Chicago Way.”
At least one of Brady’s “friends” was astute enough to recognize Illinois elections 101.

“Brady has no choice but to spend a significant amount of time in Chicago – Chicago controls the vote. It doesn’t do downstate any good if Brady doesn’t win over Chicago,” noted Kelly Satterwhite Foster.
But Brady is going to win over few city votes by hanging out with right-wing Virginians in Chicago–or hyping his support from ex-Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Are there not any prominent Chicagoans that Brady can chat up?

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and blogger at The Huffington Post, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.


One Response to “Bill Brady Breakfast with Right-Wing Media Research Center in Chicago Rankles, Worries Brady Facebook Fans”

  1. If you want to be taken seriously, why would you use “Right-Wing” in your headline and story.

    Posted by KOP | September 8, 2010, 11:37 AM

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