Feder: Tribune colleagues blast John Kass column as 'antithetical to our values'

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Updated 7/27/2020 6:18 AM

John Kass, the Chicago Tribune's most prominent columnist, is under fire from his co-workers for invoking what they called an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory involving billionaire George Soros in a column last week, Robert Feder writes.

A letter from the Chicago Tribune Guild, signed by nine members of the executive board, called on the newspaper and Kass to "apologize for his indefensible invocation of the Soros tropes."


Kass did not respond to requests for comment. Colin McMahon, editor-in-chief of the Tribune, declined to comment.

Under the headline "Something grows in the big cities run by Democrats: An overwhelming sense of lawlessness," the column blamed Soros for spending "millions of dollars to help elect liberal social justice warriors as prosecutors [including Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx], adding: "He remakes the justice system in urban America, flying under the radar."

Get the full report, and more Chicago media news, at robertfeder.com.

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