Lightfoot Defends Controversial Way She Grants Interviews

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2021
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot confirmed claims that she was only granting exclusive, one-on-one interviews to black or brown journalists, defending her decision in a two-page letter to Chicago media outlets on Wednesday.

“I have been struck since my first day on the campaign trail back in 2018 by the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically,” Lightfoot wrote in the letter. 

“While there are women of color who sometimes cover my administration, there are zero...

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