Trib: Oberweis Makes Up Stuff


[Updated: Make the jump for video of Oberweis explaining why his campaign used actors in the infamous campaign flyer, as well as expressing outrage that anyone thinks he has a problem with immigration(!)]

The Chicago Tribune endorsed Bill Foster and that might have been the end of their commentary, but it’s not. Ouch and double ouch:

Rob Wadsworth is a firefighter. His wife, Amanda, works as an office assistant. They live in Yorkville and get by OK on $73,000 a year. They have a mop-headed little boy and a cute little girl. Take a look at their photo here. Aren’t they just adorable?

Well, life’s not all rosy for the Wadsworths. Rob likes to hit the tavern with his buddies after work, so Amanda basically has two jobs because someone has to ride herd on the kids — one’s a chronic shoplifter, the other likes to play with matches and neither of them can recite the alphabet without prompting — and Rob says he’d come home if Amanda’s hag of a mother wasn’t there all the time …

Actually, we made up that last part … but who cares? Jim Oberweis made up the Wadsworths!

The editors are not going to forget about Oberweis’ made-up headline under the Chicago Tribune masthead in his smearing of Judy Baar Topinka in the governor’s race.