Gentrification / media rant of the day

Poor Lisa Coleman. According to the Sun-Times she’s fearful that her Washington Park neighborhood will be “stolen” from her if the Olympics comes to pass.

Read the oh-so-predictable sympathetic murmuring in today’s Sun-Times, from a reporter who doesn’t seem to seriously consider the $300K or greater windfall his interviewee might reap as her neighborhood is stolen..

Can reporters ever find — will they ever even look for — someone who’s had their life transformed in a positive way by gentrification? Would anyone else like to see a moratorium on sob stories?

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