The [Tuesday] Papers
"Well, we're halfway through the two-week Super Bowl hype orgy, with media from around the world grinding away so hard they ought to be administered lube," the Tribune reports.
That's in the Tribune?
Circulation must be really bad.
* Our approach to discussing how the media will occupy itself until the actual game.
* "The media are making a big deal out of Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy becoming the first African American head coaches in the Super Bowl. Good. It provides the perfect contrast to an untold story about the media," writes the Tribune's Ed Sherman.
"In a sport where more than 60 percent of the players are African American, there never has been an African American analyst in the booth for a Super Bowl."
"The problems on the Blue Line illustrate how slow, unreliable and inconvenient taking the L has become for riders on almost every line," Monifa Thomas reports in the Sun-Times.
"No other city is building new schools. No other city builds libraries. No other city builds affordable housing. No other city is building parks. No other city is improving quality of life."
No other city has streets! No other city has office buildings! Go look for yourself! You won't find them! So I'm very proud of my administration. I work very hard. Next question!
Good for Burke, seeing as how he's facing his first opponent since 1971.
And Barack Obama says you shouldn't go into politics if you want to get rich.
Well, he was just an Illinois legislator representing a Chicago district, so he couldn't be expected to know any better.
Nuts fit for roasting. It's past overdue that reporters pulled every piece of paper on this guy and did a f ull-court press on his financial and city council dealings.
Old one turned against the war.
The paper never lists the ad dollars it hopes to reap as one of the reasons.
No, it's time for newspapers to do their job and vet the exaggerated economic claims being made by the local Olympic committee, and flesh out the financial issues, flaws in planning including lack of community involvement, the mayor's horrible track record with large projects, and the impact upon the city and residents that shouldn't automatically be presumed to be a positive one.
Record to Run On
Good thing those issues have never been a problem on Daley's watch.
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Posted on January 30, 2007
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