As a juror I’m still out on whether the media is pro-Obama, anti-McCain, vice versa, or whatever, but in and of itself Don Terry’s profile of Obama’s closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, is really a tour de force of unctuousness more appropriate to Cook County Magazine. Still, this line just got me (emphasis mine):

The closest on-the-record critique came from the typically independent Toni Preckwinkle

Which is not to say the Trib is snowed as an institution–here‘s an article from earlier this month about Jarrett, Habitat Co., and its relationship to the CHA’s Plan for Transformation, which is heretofore a total mess as detailed in a much longer and more general piece. The Boston Globe‘s CHA piece, as I’ve mentioned before, is also worth reading.