Pretty dreadful stuff, courtesy of the Times of London. And more proof that reporters writing about U.S. politics for British newspapers feel pretty comfortable just making stuff up. They especially love to make stuff up about Democrats and watch as the right-wing blogopshere eats up the U.K. falsehoods and rewards them with links.
The Times headline:
Chicago cools on Barack Obama, its hometown boy
So how did the Times come to the sweeping conclusion that Chicago had “cooled” on Obama? Simple. Because several local Republicans, a conservative talk show host, and two barbershop employees said so. No joke. That's the extent of the Times' research.
Also, a note to Times editors: Not sure I'd refer to U.S.'s first African-American president as “boy” in the headline.