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Country of the Year: U.S.A.

Dec
17

obama_cover.jpg So Barack Obama is Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'. Most people, even his detractors, would probably agree.

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Question of Priorities

Nov
05



What's wrong with this picture?

On Election Day 2008, this was the front page of the Tribune's knockoff tabloid called the 'RedEye'. It sported the none-too-original headline 'It's in Your Hands' with five hands in front of an American flag, each hand showing one of the following issues:

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Liberal Opens Arms to Chicago Tribune

Oct
17

ChicagoTribune_logo.gif The editorial page of the Chicago Tribune this afternoon endorsed Barack Obama for president, the first time in the newspaper's 161-year history that it has backed the Democratic Party nominee for president. [Christi Parsons, Obama wins Chi. Tribune endorsement, The Swamp, 10/17/2008]

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Will the Trib Endorse Obama?

Sep
28

"First Democratic Endorsement in 72 Years!" reads the recommended Diary on Kos. It was about the Stockton Record endorsing a Democrat for President for the first time in 72 years.

The Editorial presents an overview of the two candidates in what has pretty much become public knowledge. On McCain, the paper is pretty damning:

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Where's the Conflict Narrative on the RNC from the MSM?

Aug
31

So last week, we were treated to an incessant narrative from the MSM of DNC conflict and disunity. There was Hillary, Bill, the Pumas -- you name it.

None of this turned out to be true. It was a complete distortion of reality.

Nonetheless, by this standard we ought to be seeing an equivalent deluge right now of stories (whether real or not) about how the RNC is about to blow apart.

How is this not happening?

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Demented Lede by the Chicago Sun-Times

Aug
23

Chicago Sun-Times So if you were writing about a program that tried to steer non-emergency cases away from overcrowded Emergency Wards and towards Community Health Centers, would you start your story this way?

U. of C. Shunning Poor Patients?

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'Fresh Start' for Dems in the Illinois State Senate

Aug
21

SJ-R on the opportunities following the election of a new President to the Illinois State Senate:

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Chicago Tribune: Obama as 'Elitist' and 'Egghead'

Aug
03

The Chicago Tribune is channeling the Weekly Standard:

Chicago Tribune Logo Having made hay of Barack Obama's relative youth and his foreign-sounding name, his opponents are now homing in on his neighborhood.

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Thought on the Turmoil at the Chicago Tribune and L.A. Times

Jul
15

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It's one thing to say advertising is down but was that the best moment to lay another $13 billion in debt on the thing? You don't throw an anchor to a man barely threading water.

Maybe the corporate model is no longer right for local media. It seems like everyone is just cashing out and leaving behind a bunch of smoking wrecks. Maybe it's back to mom-and-pop.

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Chicago Tribune Using Obama Teeshirts to Sell Subscriptions

Jun
19



So on my way to Saloon Democrats, I stop by the Walgreens on Clark and Lake. And what do I see just inside the entry? A woman with a bunch of baseball hats and tee-shirts trying to sell subscriptions to the Chicago Tribune.

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