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Red Streak: Now With Less Information

By Margaret Lyons in News on May 12, 2004 7:58PM

Just as Chicagoist was about to give the Red Streak a teensy bit of respect for its coverage yesterday of the Emmett Till case, the Sun-Times’s rag has to go get stupid again with today’s cover story “To Be or Not To Be Outrageously Gay.” Yesterday’s story was informative, sensitive, relevant, and it presented the Till case in, if not a unique, at least an interesting way. Today’s story? “Advocates worry that if the media treat gay marriage the same way they treat gay pride parades—with a focus on the outrageous, such as leather-clad Dykes on Bikes, buttocks-flashing cowboys and drag queens—it could make it worse.”