I’m sure it just collectively slipped their minds.

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    (Warner Todd Huston)- One might think it would be big news that a Chief Steward for a Local chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is being investigated by the FBI for possible connection to overseas terror networks. Apparently, though, several Chicago news outlets didn’t see a reason to add this little fact to their stories. And even if it wasn’t big news that the FBI is investigating a union member, one would think that his profession would at least make an appearance somewhere in properly formulated coverage of the story… right?
    Over the weekend the FBI announced that it was investigating Joseph Iosbaker for possible connections to overseas terror groups. Iosbaker and his wife Stephanie Weiner, both anti-war activists, are suspected of activities “concerning the material support of terrorism.”
    The Chicago news has been all over the demonstrations that left-wing groups have mounted in Chicago to protest the FBI’s investigation of the anti-war activists. These stories are filled with all sorts of facts, dates and names. But in a significant handful of stories one little fact seems to have escaped the notice of these hardnosed journalists. Iosbaker is an SEIU union member. And not just a rank and file member but an official.
    According to the SEIU Local 73 website, Iosbaker is listed as the Local 73 Chief Steward. Iosbaker was also quite active earlier in the year protesting the closing of the Republic Windows & Doors factory that made the national news. Iosbaker was then listed as an executive board member of the SEIU.
    It is interesting to note that this fact escaped most of Chicago’s TV coverage.Michelle Gallardo of ABC 7 TV seems to have forgotten to mention the union connection, CBS channel 2 also missed this fact, WGN TV channel 9 also forgot to mention the SEIU, and Channel 5 NBC also missed it, all accidentally I’m sure.
    But it isn’t just TV that missed this fact. The Associated Press also seems to be blind to the fact that Iosbaker is a union operative.
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    Here’s an example of how Iosbaker was portrayed by the media…


    September 27, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Several groups were demonstrating Monday afternoon against a series of raids conducted by federal agents last week.
    For the third day in a row, supporters of those targeted by the FBI for investigation came out to protest the raids conducted by agents on Friday on two Chicago homes and six in Minneapolis.
    Among those targeted are anti-war activists Joe Iosbaker and his wife, Stephanie Weiner, who have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury.
    “They are attacking the entire anti-war and peace and justice movement. We are not going to be silenced,” said Maureen Murphy of the Palestine Solidarity Group.
     
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    Um what about returning soldiers, conservatives, and the tea party ?
     
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