An award-winning reporter who recently penned a piece about how Jewish women were kicked out of a LGBT march in Chicago last month has received a demotion from her employer.She’s apparently been moved down to the paper’s sales desk.
Don’t you just love that tolerance?According to TheBlaze, The piece by Gretchen Rachel Hammond of the Windy City Times — the “voice of Chicago’s gay, lesbian, bi, trans and queer community” — said the women were kicked out of the Chicago Dyke March for carrying rainbow flags with Jewish stars in the middle.
Hammond confirmed to the Times of Israel she’s no longer reporting for the Windy City Times and is looking for another editorial job — but wouldn’t confirm that her Dyke March coverage sparked her transfer.
“Right now I’m in the sales department,” she told the Times of Israel on Monday. “I’m still a part of the company, and it’s my only source of income. To keep what job I have, I can’t comment on it. As an employee of Windy City Times who has loved the company and loved her role in the company for the past four years, I have to respect my publisher’s decision.”Tracy Baim, publisher of the Windy City Times, confirmed to the Times of Israel that Hammond was transferred but wouldn’t say why. But Baim did say the Windy City Times’ editors “stand by our reporting by Gretchen and our other reporters on that story.”
The three women who were booted from the March last month said they were told the Israeli flags they were waving made people “feel unsafe,” and that the march was “pro-Palestinian.”
Apparently it’s totally acceptable to bash Jewish people so long as you’re a member of a protected class like those in the LGBT community, despite the obvious racism that exists in such action.This is a perfect example of the double standard that exists in much of liberalism in our day and age.
Hopefully this reporter will find herself a new home at a news organization with integrity that won’t punish her for holding people accountable for their actions.
[This article was written by Steve Parker]