The [Tuesday] Papers
"He hurt the public - by him taking money from the paper, that gives them less resources to bring us the news," a Chicago law clerk is quoted saying about former media mogul Conrad Black, who was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison on Monday, in a Sun-Times editorial this morning.
"I'm sure he didn't reinvest money to make the paper better," a consultant said.
If only we could imprison all news executives who commit that crime.
Black's real problem was stealing money from the company through devious accounting instead of devious marketing. If only he had explained that the Sun-Times could better serve readers with fewer reporters - you know, like the Tribune and Reader - he'd be a free and even more prosperous man today. Instead he tried to hide it.
"The cases were 'very, very complicated,'Daley said."
Yes. There were so many methods of torture used on so many suspects over so many years it was hard to sort out.
"When a lawsuit is filed, 'you settle it,' Daley said."
Even if you have to spend more than $7 million fighting it first.
"He added that he hopes it's 'an end to that type of error we had.'"
That type of error?
That deserves only one response: Fuck you, Richard M. Daley.
Drop a Dime
Make that call!
Now, what was that about judgement again?
"'ABC's sitcom Cavemen is actually really funny,' he wrote. 'You should give it a chance.'"
* "Don't you think the Geico cavemen could be the basis for a sitcom?"
* "I rarely watch network TV; I'm a cable-boy. But Cavemen and Carpoolers - new on ABC this season - are both really good shows."
* "On the Republican side, my early money is on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee."
A Bronx Tale
Gee, I didn't know Richard M. Daley was the mayor of New York too.
The Great One
"Although he has a vast array of investments and business interests, Gretzky prefers the hockey life to a life of leisure," the New York Times writes. "He will arrive at the rink hours early for game-day practices, and he still holds to a ritual of an afternoon nap and pregame meal."
And what if it did? Is that not allowed?
Especially when the media isn't that voice.
I always thought it was interesting that declarations from the Pope are often front-page news except when it's anti-war and anti-capitalist.
Looks like he just locked up the Christian conservative vote!
The Coincidental Mayor
Even though, as I understand it, it was City Hall that leaked the news, which wasn't supposed to be announced until Monday.
In which case newspapers should print the same story over and over on the front page until the mayor becomes available.
Indian played the Hideout on Saturday night, and unfortunately I missed the show. Here's what else Raymer had to say:
"And their new second album - the vinyl-only Slights and Abuse, on the local metal label Seventh Rule - is so deeply, irresistibly evil that it's made me a slave to its incomprehensible wickedness."
A band after my own heart.
The Beachwood Tip Line: Be naughty.
Posted on December 11, 2007
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