The [Thursday] Papers
UPDATE 2:54 P.M.: Friday Night With John Callaway will feature an interview with recently departed Chicago Tribune editor Ann Marie Lipinski this week. You can see an excerpt tonight on Chicago Tonight.
Will the last person in the state who hasn't been lied to by the governor turn the lights out?
Tony Rezko, the Keyser Soze of Illinois politics.
A) He'll also compete in the pole vault.
Meanwhile, First Read has a compilation of Obama overseas frenzy links, including "blow-out" coverage from Der Spiegel.
Prince of Blindness
The bicyclist-witness who chased Novak down says otherwise.
"The guy is sort of splayed into the windshield," David Bono tells Politico.
"Bono said that the pedestrian, who was crossing the street on a 'Walk' signal and was in the crosswalk, rolled off the windshield and that Novak then made a right into the service lane of K Street. 'This car is speeding away. What's going through my mind is, you just can't hit a pedestrian and drive away,' Bono said.
"He said he chased Novak half a block down K Street, finally caught up with him and then put his bike in front of the car to block it and called 911. Traffic immediately backed up, horns blaring, until commuters behind Novak backed up so he could pull over.
"Bono said that throughout, Novak 'keeps trying to get away. He keeps trying to go.' He said he vaguely recognized the longtime political reporter and columnist as a news personality but could not precisely place him.
"Finally, Bono said, Novak put his head out the window of his car and motioned him over. Bono said he told him that you can't hit a pedestrian and just drive away. He quoted Novak as responding: 'I didn't see him there.'"
Instead, they should ignore those communities and focus on downtown, he advised.
"'Don't look at the politician," Daley said.
Nothing to see here.
"Look at the journalists and what they are reporting continuously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
Um, like what they are reporting about politicians?
"You have to be able to balance."
Deceit with shamelessness, that is.
"WLS-Channel 7's Linda Yu, co-host of the UNITY '08 ceremony, responded: 'Thank you for the reminder.'"
And then she bent over and said, "Thank you, sir, may I have another."
"While it's true Jerry was shunted aside in the mid-1970s by sports editor Lewis Grizzard, within a few years his career bounced back as if he had Flubber on his heels."
Meanwhile, the Reader's Ted Cox writes that "[T]he world is a diminished place with the death of Jerome Holtzman, but the press box not so much. And if you think I'm being unnecessarily hard on the journalistic dead, just be glad I didn't have access to a blog when Steve Neal died."
Wrigley On Ice
The Beachwood Tip Line: Panning for gold.
Posted on July 24, 2008
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