Another great example of some strategic bias.
The Chicago Tribune newspaper released an article on the 7th of may to their online version which has the full rundown of the salon owner in Texas, and that she was jailed for contempt of court not for defiance of the governors orders.
The next day in their print version, they essentially do a retraction, and give a very generic summary of the events. But they imply that she was jailed for defiance of the order and endangering the lives through covid, not for refusing to apologize and prostrate herself to this judge who is her "superior". They make a vague reference to apologizing
The online version still exists and i managed to get an archive of it before it was changed further.
The following was posted in the chicago tribune on May 8, 2020 print version
Texas salon owner jailed for defying governor’s order freed
May 8, 2020
DALLAS — A Texas salon owner who was jailed for defying Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s public health orders walked out free to cheering supporters on Thursday, shortly after the governor weakened his mandate following an outcry by conservatives who are escalating calls to lift coronavirus restrictions.
Shelley Luther, owner of a Salon A La Mode in Dallas, wore a mask while leaving jail less than 48 hours after a judge ordered her locked up for a week for flouting public health orders meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Luther, who refused to apologize or promise to keep her business closed even after a Dallas judge said doing so might keep her out of jail, said she was overwhelmed as she walked toward a crowd chanting her name. In April, Luther tore up a cease-and-desist letter in front of TV cameras at an “Open Texas” rally in the Dallas suburbs.
“I just want to thank all of you who I just barely met, and now you’re all my friends,” Luther said after leaving jail. “This would have been nothing without you.”
Her release came hours after Abbott rushed to her defense by removing jail as a punishment for defying virus safeguards. The swift relaxing of his own rules reflects the increasing pressure Abbott is under to more quickly reboot the Texas economy, even though he has already allowed restaurants and retailers to start letting customers back inside — a step many other governors have been reluctant to take.
Abbott made the announcement in a statement just before meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.
The online version posted on Wed was different and actually listed what happened:
it's Chicago, so being that everyone bows to the blue there is no shocker. but in this case a reader unfamiliar with the topic would get a completely different understanding and idea about what's happening. the flip side of that is it completely confirms and enables the dehumanization of someone trying to feed their family to those who already think these folks are evil..
just remember reading things from the access media is like visiting the red light district in Amsterdam, make sure you keenly inspect and think about what your doing. What looks good on the outside might turn out to be dry and funky where it counts.
above all, wrap it up, think for yourself and stay safe out there
there doesn't seem to be anything here