Posts tagged "Chicago Sun-Times"

Laura Washington's hypocrisy

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington is hypocritically fretting over the “disrespect” shown to President Barack Obama, ignoring the mote in her own eye. As Eric Kohn succinctly explains in his Illinois Mirror piece, “Disparaging Politicians Is Pretty Darn American,” Washington forgets (more like ignores) the heaping serving of insult and manure dumped on President George W. Bush.... Read more »

For people who disagree with me

…you should read Zay Smith’s QT (Quick Takes). He’s one of Chicago’s best writers and most likely the best humorist. Zay began his column at the Chicago Sun-Times, and now conducts it here. Today’s column starts out:  News Headline: “Minnesota’s libraries rush to adapt to a post-book world.” The day’s news can include many chilling phrases.... Read more »

A well-deserved salute to the Chicago Sun-Times

…and its journalists, Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin. If it were not for them and their editors, Richard Vanecko, “who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last week, never would have faced justice if not for years of [their] painstaking, dogged and courageous work,” as Tribune on-line media columnist Robert Feder observed. “Any doubt that newspapers still... Read more »
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Former Sun-Times owner and felon Conrad Black remains unrepentant

…as this former Sun-Times employee (me and no doubt a few others) cheers his being relieved of $4.1 for what he did to the paper. One more chapter closes on the felon, Conrad Black, who pillaged the Sun-Times. As the Tribune reports: The Securities and Exchange Commission has banned former Sun-Times owner Conrad Black from... Read more »

Didn't get your event into the paper? Don't feel alone

Here’s a worthy event that didn’t get a mention and its sponsors don’t understand why. It was the “Black Men of Honor College Fair,” held at the Ramada Hyde Park Hotel. Said the group in an email: On April 6, 2013, more than 1,000 young Black men descended on the Ramada Hyde Park Hotel. Not one... Read more »

Wither Zay Smith and QT?

Faithful Sun-Times readers will remember Zay Smith‘s QT (Quick Takes) column as perhaps the best reading in the newspaper. Zay finds humor in the day’s headlines, exposing foibles, blemishes, quirks, hypocrisy and just plain stupidity. The Los Angeles Times called Zay its favorite Chicago columnist since Mike Royko. Zay is a solid reporter to start... Read more »
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A response to Sun-Times editorial on Pope Francis I

Everyone undoubtedly sees the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis I through different prisms. The broader view takes in much more than whether he will listen to Chicago’s nuns. A narrower view was taken by the Sun-Times editorial board, which said precisely that: A hope that will Francis I will... Read more »

Rupert Murdoch to buy Chicago Tribune?

Tribune Co., the bankrupt owner of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and six other daily newspapers, is interviewing bankers about selling its papers, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, reports Bloomberg. Said the news service: The company’s owners are seeking an adviser for a possible sale after Tribune Co. exits bankruptcy, which is slated to happen... Read more »

Pat Moore: A role model for women journalists

Patricia Moore, a long-time reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News is acclaimed for breaking ground for women journalists when their presence in the newsroom was a rare thing. At her memorial service on Saturday, talented younger journalists, like Cindy Richards and Suzy Schultz, didn’t hold back their praise for making possible their... Read more »
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It must be Thursday--the Sun-Times has a new owner, editor and vision

Jim Kirk discusses a new life for the Chicago Sun-Times on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight Sometimes it seems that new owners, new leadership and new new inspiration at the Chicago Sun-Times come as frequently as the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Perhaps someone is keeping track of the changes at... Read more »
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