Posts tagged "Chicago Sun-Times"

How about a moment of silence for our Chicago Tribune colleagues

Now comes the news that Gannet, the owner of USA TODAY and 100 others properties is readying a hostile $815 million bid for Tribune Publishing. Gannet is known for staff reductions–to put it mildly. The Tribune already has had several waves of early buyouts and other staff pruning, but if Gannet succeeds (in its very generous offer... Read more »

Sticking with the Chicago Sun-Times through thin and thin

Tom McNamee, editorial page editor of Chicago Sun-Times, is someone I truly admire. He has stuck it out through thin and thin as wave after wave of owners, publishers and editors have pummeled the many talented and energetic people who have courageously kept the city’s second paper alive. Without them, there would be no Chicago... Read more »

Stunning news: Michael Ferro, majority owner of Sun-Times, now majority owner of Tribune

How did this happen? And what are the implications for Chicago newspaper readers and staffs? Whoever thought that the Chicago Sun-Times’ shadow would fall across Michigan Ave. and land on the Chicago Tribune? If anything, it seemed more likely that the opposite would happen, especially with the sale of the Sun-Times suburban newspapers to the... Read more »
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Notorious Albany abortion clinic in Chicago closes

UPDATE: Read about how the Chicago media buried this story here. That’s according to the Pro-Life Action League, which for years has been fighting to hold the Albany Medical-Surgical Center Family Planning Associates abortion clinic accountable for its safety violations. Such unsafe conditions, the League has argued, resulted in the deaths of four women. The... Read more »

Update: Neil Steinberg explains his anti-Catholic stereotyping in the Sun-Times

Neil Steinberg now has tried to explain the anti-Catholic stereotyping that he used in his recent Sun-Times column, ”The pope stumbles over Charlie Hebdo,”  Jan. 15, 2015. In it and his follow-up,  (“Do Jews go to Heaven?” in his blog, “Every goddamn day” here) he asserts that Catholic teaching (doctrine, dogma) condemns Jews (and by extension, all... Read more »

I don't care about the Oscars

Or to put it more directly: The Oscars? I don’t give a crap. They’re a bore. A self-absorbed exercise. Phony. Nonetheless, we’re getting treated to the annual ponderous and flagellating analysis about the real meaning of the Oscar nominations. as if what Hollywood voting for what it likes about Hollywood is worth our time. The... Read more »
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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 »
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