Veteran Chicago journalist Amy Jacobson and the news station she reports for, Salem Media, filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker after he announced Jacobson was no longer allowed at his media briefings. The lawsuit, Salem Media of Illinois, LLC v. Pritzker, was filed in the Northern District of Illinois.
The excerpt below is from an article by Ed Morrissey that appeared June 1, 2020, on Hotair.com.
Just who decides whether a reporter is “legitimate”? That question goes to the heart of a lawsuit filed by Salem Media Group, parent company of Townhall Media Group (and this website), against Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker. Amy Jacobson, a radio host and reporter for Salem’s Chicago affiliate, had regularly attended Pritzker’s briefings on COVID-19, questioning his hardline stance on movement and commerce. Jacobson found herself blocked from attending after reporting on the Pritzker family’s movements between Florida, Wisconsin, and Illinois, however, and Salem wants her access restored.
Read the full article on Hotair.com.