Edging towards a Chicago City Council vote on its proposed land grab in Grant Park this coming Wednesday, the Chicago Children's Museum ran a full page ad in this Sunday's Chicago Tribune with a long, often somewhat curious list of all the groups they claim support them. (Did you know the Chicago Public Schools support the move?) Some of the listings seemed a bit strange, as many are organizations that don't usually involve themselves in politics or public policy battles. So I checked a couple out. Here's one response I just got from Lyric Opera, which was listed as one of the museum's supporters:
"Lyric Opera of Chicago has not endorsed the proposed new site for the Children's Museum, and did not authorize inclusion in the advertisement which appeared Sunday in the Chicago Tribune."
How many more of the listings on the ad are similarly bogus? Could the CCM's Astroturf campaign grow any more dishonest?