Editor’s note: Occasionally, Gazette Chicago will point out and comment on something outrageous, ridiculous, inflammatory, or patently untrue in other media.
In the Chicago Tribune of July 4, 2020, Denny Moller, a former telecommunications executive and fundraiser, wrote a column that said:
Corporate donations to “schools and programs meant to solve the racial and educational divides in the city…have had little impact.” We assume therefore that he is either against those poor, beleaguered corporations doling out donations to those evil social service organizations, or has not done his homework on tracking the impact of philanthropy on public education.
So there! Gee, why didn’t anyone think of this idea of letting corporations run everything before? Oh wait, somebody did. They’re called the Republican Party. How has that worked out whenever they’ve let corporations dictate to elected officials? How did Illinois fare under four years of Bruce Rauner trying to run government like a boardroom? Or, how have Americans fared under nearly four years of the Trump Administration?
Moller, by the way, who feels so qualified to comment on the problems of Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois, lives in Nokomis, Florida.
It’s a headscratcher that the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune would offer valuable space to a person who makes a very weak argument, offers an unrealistic timeline on local and State governments to address issues that have plagued our communities for decades, and does this all from Florida—where the Republican Governor, Ronald DeSantis, has totally mismanaged the coronavirus. Maybe Mr. Moller should worry more about what is happening right under his own nose.