Lori Lightfoot’s Defense: My Racist Refusal To Be Interviewed By White Journalists Lasted Only Two Days
“Lightfoot’s attorneys state that her policy of only granting interviews to journalists of color was in place for a specific two-day window, and therefore their request for a preliminary injunction is moot.”
In May, embattled Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot proudly declared she was granting in-person interviews only to non-white journalists. You could almost hear the cheers and the rallying cries she expected to meet this announcement, the multitudes of non-white politicians refusing to be interviewed by non-white journalists. This was a win, Lightfoot appears to have dreamily imagined.
Her refusal to grant interviews to white journos was a great big middle finger to “white supremacy” that would launch a domino effect, shutting out white journalists from covering black pols forever. White journos are the ‘enemy,’ having been born white and therefore evil. And stuff. This move would skyrocket Lightfoot to the very top of the seriously lame Democrat bench. She’d be a shoo-in for the 2024 or 2028 Democrat presidential nomination.
Silly, silly Lightfoot. She actually bought the whole Democrat fable that America is a racist nation just bursting at the seams to unleash black power. Or something. However, no one, not one single black elected official, took up her mantle and refused interviews with white reporters. Not one. She was out there all alone, and to no one’s surprise (except hers), she was widely lambasted by the very leftists whose lies she believed.
But politics, and increasingly ‘journalism,’ is built on sand, on clouds, on dreams, on lies.
Lightfoot, who probably was too stupid not to see the anti-American Marxist “antiracism” scheme for what it is, is now suffering the consequences of her ignorance and gullibility. There is no plan, none at all, to marginalize all white people, to “other” the white elites in whatever Democrat-friendly field, in this case journalism.
She just thought that was the plan, but she was wrong. So wrong. This “struggle” is not about race, it’s about power.
The Daily Caller Foundation and Judicial Watch sued Lightfoot for racial discrimination, and this is a charge that she and her defense team don’t appear to deny.
Instead, her defense team’s argument is that she violated the Constitution by discriminating against journalists based solely on their race for a period of only two days, so . . . that’s hardly a violation at all!
Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.
Attorneys for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot are arguing that a preliminary injunction against her for racial discrimination is unnecessary because she only racially discriminated against reporters for a strict two-day period.
Lightfoot is being sued by the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) and Judicial Watch for not granting an interview to DCNF reporter Thomas Catenacci, who is white. In their most recent court filing, Lightfoot’s attorneys state that her policy of only granting interviews to journalists of color was in place for a specific two-day window, and therefore their request for a preliminary injunction is moot.
In the days approaching her two-year anniversary as Mayor of Chicago, local reporters announced that Lightfoot’s office was only granting one-on-one interviews to black and brown journalists. Catenacci contacted Lightfoot’s office on three separate occasions over a five-day span in May and was not granted an interview, prompting the lawsuit from DCNF with the help of Judicial Watch.
An initial hearing was held on June 7, at which a district judge ordered Lightfoot’s office to file a declaration under oath clarifying the status of the racially discriminatory policy and whether it would be in place going forward.
The lawsuit and subsequent preliminary injunction motion assert that Lightfoot’s refusal to be interviewed by Catenacci violates the Daily Caller News Foundation’s and his First Amendment rights and Catenacci’s right to equal protection.
“Mayor Lightfoot’s office today shockingly confirmed to a federal court that she discriminates on the basis of race in the conduct of her public office,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This racism is blatantly unconstitutional.”
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