William Kelly, the only Republican currently running for mayor of Chicago, recently called up Chicago Tribune politics editor Eric Krol after the Tribune called Kelly a conservative “gadfly.” Krol dismissed Kelly’s electoral chances and needled the candidate before eventually agreeing to sign up for Kelly’s campaign emails.
The conversation, presented here by The Daily Caller, is awkward. It is also very entertaining.
The Tribune is accused by Republican insiders of being highly favorable to Rahm Emanuel’s 2015 re-election effort.
Is this media political bias or just a reporter speaking bluntly to someone he doesn’t want to talk to (which is a right we deserve. I’ll just tell you right now, spokespeople, I’m not interested in interviewing authors of self-help books. I’m just not). Kelly gained 150,000 votes in his 2010 primary campaign for state comptroller, but his chances of winning the mayoral race are effectively pretty slim.