Former FOP Conspiracy Theorist on WGN Radio

On today’s show we examine a recent interview from WGN Radio’s Bob Sirott where he interviews a former spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police Martin Preib who has a long history of endorsing wild conspiracy theories.  Preib is know for his strong support for conspiracy theories ranging from their being a massive left wing conspiracy between the media in Chicago and civil rights lawyers to free convicted murders and now an updated version that Black Lives Matter is super well funded and is entirely set up to push an anti-police agenda.

Preib’s close relationship with conspiracy theories is widely known to anyone that isn’t blocked by him (like CJP is) on social media or anyone that reads his posts at the Chicago Contrarian alt right website. You will hear in our piece that Preib sort of slow roles his left wing media conspiracy because he probably knows that most people listening to WGN Radio are no going to buy in to it and it will make him look silly. This is proof enough that politically he likes to rant and rave about these conspiracy theories but he isn’t quite ready for them to go mainstream despite they are plastered all over his social media. Preib also extols conspiracy theories during the interview that include Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx who is a major target of his disdain & the defund the police movement which he calls part of a radical left agenda. For some reason protesting the murder of unarmed black men at the hands of police is a left wing radical agenda.

Sirott should have made it a point to explain to the audience just how Preib was selected to be on his show and that he is a known conspiracy theorist. From the show it seems like they present Preib as just a random cop that just happened to book on the show. There is no context about his long history of blaming every wrong within the city on a massive conspiracy that only he knows about. This added context would give the audience the information that need to understand where his comments are coming from and they probably would have just turned the dial rather than listen to him rant.

Video from today’s show

Tracy has nearly two decades of experience researching and working within criminal justice systems. When Tracy began pursuing a career dedicate to system reform, he found that no single organization existed to promote evidence-based discussions among law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Recognizing that citizens in Chicago deserved the right to demand transparency in their criminal justice system, Siska established the Chicago Justice Project. He received his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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