The [Wednesday] Papers
By Steve Rhodes
Join me now, will you, as I take a stroll through today's papers.
"Daley: Trust Me."
A) Because he's so earned it.
"An 'earthquake' or 'tornado' are the only things that could leave you paying for the Olympics, says the mayor."
A) You know the old joke, how can you tell when the mayor is lying . . . ?
"Inside Their Marriage: New book reveals the ups and downs of the Obamas' relationship."
A) You mean the fairy tale isn't true?
"Sneed: Chris Kelly's Girlfriend Ready to Fight Back"
A) You mean she's turned state's evidence?
Daley: "[Closing Meigs Field], they questioned. They questioned Millennium Park . . . Also remodeling of Soldier Field" and the O'Hare Modernization Project."
A) Right. Case closed.
A) Apparently not savvy enough
Mark Brown: "What's Chicago's quintessential look?"
A) Early American Naive Columnist
"Zoning inspector accused of taking $20K in bribes"
A) Punishment is grounding; that's not even a misdemeanor in Illinois
"Kelly 'will speak from the grave'"
A) Fuck you, Blago!
"6 alderman subpoeaned for developer's fraud trial"
A) The other 44 allowed to stipulate that their testimony would be the same as the chosen six
The Daley Show
"The mayor delivered that message as part of a series of 15-minute interviews with reporters limited in scope to the Olympic bid."
And apparently every news organization in town agreed to those terms.
And for what?
I sure hope the mayor offers reporters a cab when he's done screwing them.
Every reporter who failed to ask Daley who hired Angelo Torres committed journalistic malpractice. Again.
Good thing the media isn't in the hands of bloggers in basements!
And a man called to say he just returned from the Planet NewsDoneRight, where reporters know what the hell they're doing. So what.
The caller identified himself as "Officer Roger," which apparently was enough for Main and the Sun-Times.
If you read a story tomorrow about "Officer Steve," you'll know where it came from.
"The lawsuit does not give the officer's full name and a police spokesman refused to release it, citing union protections."
Police officers are public employees; their names are of public record.
And here's a clue: Start with those whose first name is Roger.
This just in: A man identifying himself as "Cub Milton" says there's another side to the story, but he's not at liberty to dish the details.
Take the Gayhound
Hawks Lose Heart
Sam Zell Still A Royal Prick
Jackson's Name Game
The Odd Couple
The Beachwood Tip Line: Feels so good.
Posted on September 23, 2009
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