PI Original Josh Kalven Thursday April 2nd, 2009, 12:17pm

Pulido: Global Warming Is A "Hoax"

During last night's WTTW debate betwen the three candidates in the IL-5 special election on Tuesday, GOP candidate Rosanna "Chicagolady" Pulido not surprisingly laid out a few of her extreme right-wing policy positions. For instance, she said she opposes a cap-and-...

During last night's WTTW debate betwen the three candidates in the IL-5 special election on Tuesday, GOP candidate Rosanna "Chicagolady" Pulido not surprisingly laid out a few of her extreme right-wing policy positions. For instance, she said she opposes a cap-and-trade policy because global warming is a "hoax" and a "charade being played upon the American people."  On the topic of immigration, she proposed cutting off federal funding to Chicago and Cook County because they provide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants and are purportedly "causing chaos and anarchy."  Watch it (full video here):

This is all par for the course for Pulido, but it's nonetheless interesting to see her spouting these theories in the local mainstream media.  It would have been nice to see anchor Carol Marin ask Pulido about her inflammatory online writings, but unfortunately the format didn't seem to allow for it.

Meanwhile, in their brief report on the debate this morning, WBEZ chose to air this quote from Pulido:

I don't even have to push them. They're ready to see a fresh face and do something different. You know, when people tell me that they have voted Democrat all their lives, I just ask them, 'And how's that working for you?'

Really?  She calls global warming a "hoax," says she would move to cut off federal funding for Chicago, and this is the comment that public radio listeners get to hear?

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