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Poynter Online – Romenesko, Chicago Tribune rejects “vote Democratic” request in death notice

The last line in a paid death notice for Ken Swanborn read: “In lieu of flowers, please vote Democratic.” Somebody at the Tribune deleted the request. “If it's considered discriminatory or offensive, they take the line out,” explains a woman on the paper's death notices desk.

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3 Responses to Our Liberal Media

  1. Diane says:

    Give us the link so we can check this for ourselves please……….

  2. Janet Swanborn says:

    I’m Ken’s widow. It’s true. And if you check the death notices on September 14, you’ll see that they’ve been shaken into reprinting it as I wanted it, minus info about the now-past services.

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