Lightfoot Bans White Reporters from Interviews

A Latino reporter canceled a scheduled interview with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot after her office refused to lift a moratorium on interviews with white reporters.

The Chicago Tribune’s Gregory Pratt said on Twitter that he had asked the mayor’s office to lift the condition.

“Politicians don’t get to choose who covers them,” he said.

Lightfoot’s policy of accepting interview requests only from black or brown reporters was reported Tuesday by NBC reporter Mary Ann Ahern, who cited the mayor’s spokeswoman. Read more…

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