In today's Chicago Sun-Times, media reporter Robert Feder writes:
Anchor's cheering section
• • Chicago reporters covering the Democratic Convention in Denver were stunned to witness WGN-Channel 9's Allison Payne cheering and applauding for speakers Wednesday night while she was seated with the Illinois delegation in the Pepsi Center.
The veteran newswoman has been co-anchoring convention coverage for the Tribune Co.-owned station.
Earlier in the week, Payne was quoted in the Chicago Tribune apologizing to viewers for her bizarre performance on Channel 9's 9 p.m. newscast Aug. 21. "I was not drunk," she said.
She attributed her slurred speech and erratic behavior to a series of ministrokes.
Chicago reporters were probably not taken aback by Payne's enthusiasm for the Democrats, but by her showing it so publicly.
It's supposed to be a secret that the mainstream media are in the tank for Democrats, Allison. Didn't you get the memo?