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Re: “The final days of Gay Chicago

Craig Gernhardt is the reason Gay Chicago magazine folded. He is simply unstable. He operated a blog for many years that was dedicated to his hatred of Rogers Park Alderman Joe Moore and his desire to see another candidate elected. He eventually began using that blog to loudly attack anyone in Rogers Park who crossed his path (typical internet tough guy). Although Craig never caught on, it eventually became a game among some Rogers Park residents to see who could get the craziest write up in "Crazy Craig's" blog. Later, when his publication was close to folding, Alderman Moore made the smart move of offering to take out a big campaign ad in Gay Chicago. Craig was so desperate for money that he accepted the alderman's offer. Then he had no choice but to endorse Alderman Moore because he couldn't go on slandering a paying advertiser. I'm guessing Joe Moore knew Craig was soon to fail, so he very effectively played him to his own advantage. Even Craig's blog has since gone dark, and Rogers Park is better for it. It's a shame Gay Chicago failed, but not a big surprise.

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Posted by YourChicago Friend on 12/05/2011 at 11:46 AM

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