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  • Ted Cruz Declares War on 'Liberal Media Agenda,' Columnist Declares War on Cruz

    11/01/2015 8:41:48 AM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 1, 2015 | Tim Graham
    The Dallas Morning News reports Ted Cruz’s campaign “raised $1.1 million in 22 hours” after the CNBC debate by “declaring war on the liberal media agenda.” It’s the third straight million-dollar post-debate fundraising haul for the campaign. “They illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media and why we have to take back the debate if we want to win,” read a “Fire the Media” email signed by Cruz. “We shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other. We should be getting to the heart of the issues.” This led Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke...
  • Chicago Tribune sues over Mayor Emanuels private email use

    09/24/2015 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 3:48 PM EDT
    The Chicago Tribune is suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel over claims he violated open records laws for failing to disclose personal emails and texts used to conduct city business. Thursdays lawsuit asks a judge to force the former White House chief of staff to produce documents. The lawsuit argues that the newspapers Freedom of Information Act requests to Emanuels administration have been met with a pattern of non-compliance, partial compliance, delay and obfuscation.
  • 'It can be very dangerous around here,' says girl, 9, after teens shot in park

    07/16/2015 10:35:18 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 16, 2015 | By Dawn Rhodes and Megan Crepeau
    The three girls walked down to Riis Park on the Northwest Side to feed bread to the ducks in the lagoon, as they do every day. It was one of their favorite spots in the Belmont Central neighborhood. But on this Wednesday evening, they were stopped by a large swath of yellow police tape across the southern edge of the park, marking off where a 16-year-old boy was shot dead and a 15-year-old boy was wounded minutes before. "It makes me very concerned," said Karina Munoz, 16. "It makes me feel not safe anymore. It makes me feel like this...
  • Chicago Editorial Board Interview With Donald Trump Excellent Hour Long Interview

    07/10/2015 9:21:24 AM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/10/2015 | Sundance
    This is a good video to see a more relaxed candidate Trump without the confrontational tone generally inherent in national punditry broadcast. Trump covers a lot of material within the questions, and you can see how he is able to communicate comfortably. One of the aspects I took away from watching this was a stronger belief he really is in this race to win. This is not Trump promoting Trump; this is Trump conveying he really does want to do this specifically to make America Great Again.
  • Wisconsin economy lags after Walker's spending and tax cuts

    07/04/2015 3:47:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 26, 2015 | Staff
    In 2011, new Republican Gov. Scott Walker set the creation of 250,000 jobs as the benchmark for success of his new administration. Walker missed that goal by a wide margin over his first term despite an embrace of sweeping tax cuts aimed at stimulating growth. Instead, the cuts helped dig a more than $2 billion hole in the state budget.Wisconsin ranked 36th among the states and District of Columbia in the pace of private-sector job growth during Walkers term, trailing all Rust Belt states and all but one other state in the Midwest.A PROJECTED SURPLUS TURNS INTO A DEFICIT JANUARY...
  • Why is Obama giving up on gun laws?

    06/21/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2015 | Clarence Page
    Witnesses say the white gunman who killed nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people. Sylvia Johnson, whose cousin the Rev. Clementa Pinckney was one of three ministers killed in the church, said a survivor of the horror told her the shooter muttered, "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go." In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary In Charleston, a slaughter in the sanctuary Facebook photos and other evidence suggest...
  • Thats messed up': Va. CBS employee reports #MemoriesPizza GoFundMe for fraud just in case

    04/04/2015 9:28:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 112 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | april 3, 2015
    So, who’s this Alix Bryan person? Well, as she puts it in her Twitter bio, she’s “1/3 of a kick-ass web and social media team @CBS6” in Richmond, Virginia. -snip She’s also a model citizen who took it upon herself to report the wildly successful GoFundMe campaign for Memories Pizza for fraud — despite the fact that she had no evidence whatsoever: Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan Are you kidding me? Indiana pizzeria raises $17k in an hour by being bigoted? http://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza  7:33 PM - 1 Apr 2015 Alix Bryan        ✔ @alixbryan I have reported the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza for fraud. Just in case. http://www.gofundme.com/contact?t=donation_page_report&url=MemoriesPizza … 7:46 PM -...
  • GOP Rebukes David Duke, But Not His Voters (LAUGH ALERT)

    01/04/2015 11:15:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan 4, 2015 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Just when I thought David Duke had gone the way of the Betamax, buggy whips and record stores, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, Republican politician and jailbird has re-emerged to haunt the new Republican-controlled Congress. The new House Republican whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana apologized this past week for an honest "error in judgment" that led him to speak in 2002 to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a white nationalist group founded by Duke.
  • 'Rooftop pastor' endorses Oberweis for Senate

    05/22/2014 11:10:29 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 2 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/22/2014 | Mitch Smith
    A South Side pastor who is highly visible in Chicagos black community endorsed Republican candidate Jim Oberweis on Thursday in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. The Rev. Corey Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago, said some Democrats had taken the African-American vote for granted and that black voters shouldnt rule out candidates simply because of their party affiliation. Brooks, who is known as the rooftop pastor because he once slept for three months atop a shuttered motel to protest violence, cited Oberweis views on education and job creation as well the state senators visits to...
  • Pawnshop that sold gun used to kill cop agrees to report more on sales

    04/23/2014 3:50:23 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 apr 2014 | Annie Sweeney
    Four years after a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was used to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer, the Mississippi pawnshop owner who sold the gun in a straw purchase has agreed to concessions that authorities hope will curb similar illegal gun deals. The concession to alert authorities about customers who buy multiple handguns, beyond what is required by law, was reached in a federal lawsuit in Mississippi over the slaying of Officer Thomas Wortham IV, attorneys for the Wortham family said. He was an Army National Guard member who had served in Iraq and who just days...
  • Dem. lawmaker, co-sponsor of child porn laws, resigns; state office, home raided for child porn

    03/24/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 23, 2014 | by Joe Saunders
    e day after a Democrat Illinois lawmaker cruised to victory in his partys primary Tuesday, he gave up his seat in the wake of a child pornography raid. State Rep. Keith Farnham stepped down from representing Elgin, a city about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided his home and his state office in Springfield. Items that were seized included the laptop computer Farnham used on the House floor, The Associated Press reported. The search warrant sought material that in any format and medium concerning minors visually depicted while engaged in sexually explicit conduct,...
  • Chicago Tribune Columnist: Wendy Davis Getting 'Swift-Boated' for Lying

    01/25/2014 9:50:22 AM PST · by gooblah · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jan 2014, 9:32 | Frances Martel
    Democrats have given up arguing that Wendy Davis is being honest about her history and are now simply demanding we all accept her narrative and her lies simultaneously. In a column suggesting Davis is being "swift-boated" for fabricating parts of her biography, Margaret Carlson in the Chicago Tribune implores readers to be generous with Davis's biography.
  • White House imposes secrecy rules on first lady's lavish, celebrity-filled birthday party

    01/20/2014 1:06:16 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | ANUARY 20, 2014 | BYRON YORK
    It's not easy to enforce discipline on successful, wealthy, and famous people used to having their own way. But the White House apparently did not want to see photos of the first lady's glittery gala circulating around the Internet. So it imposed a strict rule: No cellphones. "Guests were told not to bring cellphones with them, and there was a cellphone check-in area for those who did," reported the Chicago Tribune
  • The Buffoon at the Chicago Tribune

    01/15/2014 10:31:45 AM PST · by Noremac · 9 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | January 15, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    If they can make Velveeta disappear - why can they not make pithy columnists and imperial presidents disappear? Hmmmmmm???? You'll forgive me if I just take a break from the ordinary format of buttressing my perspectives with documentation, quotes and data points and just vent. Perhaps I should do so more often and likely I will, because progressives don't know what to do with the truth when they see it and you rely on your native common sense to sort things out anyway.A buddy of mine who is part of my email band of gypsies, sent me a thing...
  • Editorial: Why Obamacare is a mess

    10/16/2013 6:15:25 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct. 15, 2013 | Chicago Tribune
    If you've tried to sign up online for health coverage under the problem-plagued Obamacare exchange, our sympathies. Many people have tried to create accounts and shop for insurance under the new law. Few have succeeded. Those that have enrolled have found that the system is prone to mistakes. Some applications have been sent to the wrong insurance company. Wait. It gets worse. Those who have managed to browse the marketplace have often been hit by sticker shock. Take Adam Weldzius, a nurse practitioner and single father from Carpentersville. He sought the same level of coverage on the exchange as he...
  • More Cuts Planned at Tribune Papers

    09/27/2013 11:13:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 27 Sep 2013 02:25 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The ax is about to drop at newspapers owned by the Tribune Company, according to a report by the firms own Los Angeles Times. The Times says the company, which also owns The Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, is reviewing operations in an effort that will likely result in staff reductions.
  • Kass: As Obama stumbles on Syria, his allies doggedly spin

    09/08/2013 9:44:24 AM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/8/2013 | John Kass
    ...[W]atching President Barack Obama stumble through his news conference from the G-20 summit last week and trying to talk us into war with Syria, I couldn't help thinking about dogs. It was a stupid thought, yes, but I didn't put it there. One of the president's men put it there. A guy named David Axelrod, who brought it up on Twitter. Axelrod, the Democratic mouthpiece of Chicago mayors, is the guy who aligned himself with an inexperienced Illinois legislative back-bencher and ended up installing him in the White House. And after the president announced he would seek congressional approval for...
  • Chicago Tribune calls for a delay in implementating #obamacare.

    08/20/2013 6:26:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 19th, 2013 | Moe Lane
    The Chicago Tribune has finally reverted away from home-town boosterism of the President and is now telling him to, essentially, admit that his signature achievement is toast: "[President Barack Obama] crusaded for [obamacare] and has embraced its nickname. But he did not write the law. Congress did. Major changes are necessary he has stipulated by his actions that this law as constituted cannot work and Congress should legislate them for his review." "Bottom line: Lets delay and rewrite this ill-conceived law. Congress need not start from scratch. Lawmakers can build on what all of us have learned from...
  • Obama to Martha's Vineyard as Chicago Crime Burns

    08/12/2013 4:25:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | John Ransom
    It wouldnt be summer really if America didnt get to witness another lavish Marthas Vineyard vacation by Barack Obama and his posse. Maybe we should just be thankful that he didnt first ruin American credit like he did in 2011 before departing for the island off of the Massachusetts Horn of Plenty. Hotel rates in the summertime on the island range from $250 to $2100 per night. Thats more even than good seats at an NFL football game cost. Dont get me wrong; Im not against a president going on vacation. But when Americans face one of the worst job...
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Ruh Roh! Daughter Of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Charged With Money Laundering!

    04/10/2013 7:36:07 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 45 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | April 10, 2013 | Andrew Marcus
    The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Jeremiah Wrights daughter has allegedly been a naughty little money launderer, and if true, it would appear as though her chickens are coming home to roost. Jeri Wright, 47, faces two counts of money laundering, two counts of making false statements to officers and seven counts of giving false grand jury testimony. She couldnt immediately be reached for comment.
  • Conservatives Shouldn't Own Newspapers?

    04/03/2013 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Los Angeles Times is up for sale, and there are super-wealthy conservative bidders. Get the popcorn out and watch the liberals squeal. The hilarious kickoff came when two leftist collectives -- the Daily Kos website and the California-based Courage Campaign Institute -- set out to buy an ad in the LA Times to protest the Koch brothers pondering a bid. I kid you not, the ad began: "WE NEED NEWS, NOT MORE SPIN." This would assume that today's Los Angeles Times -- which just endorsed Obama's re-election -- is an oasis of objectivity in a desert of media bias....
  • Chicago Tribune, 6 Other Newspapers to Drop AP

    12/27/2012 2:15:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 26, 2012 | Todd Beaman
    The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the Associated Press starting early next month. Besides the Tribune, the other newspapers include the Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., and the Daily Press in Newport News, Va. The Los Angeles Times is expected to retain its AP membership under a separate agreement, Time Out Chicago reports. [Snip] The move, though historic for Tribune, was not unexpected. As early as 2008, not long after Sam Zell became CEO, Tribune Co. signaled intentions to end its ties with AP....
  • Brother: Jesse Jackson resigning from Congress

    11/21/2012 12:00:37 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/21/2012 | Katherine Skiba
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is resigning from Congress, his brother Jonathan Jackson tells the Chicago Tribune. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner confirmed Wednesday that his office has received a letter of resignation from Jackson but did not comment further, according to the Associated Press. The congressman could not be reached. Jackson, 47, a South Side Democrat, has been treated for bipolar depression and has been on a medical leave from Congress since June. He has been under investigation by federal authorities for alleged misuse of campaign dollars and also has faced a congressional ethics probe. Although he did...
  • A tax on politicians? It's an offer they can't refuse

    10/22/2012 7:25:26 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/19/2012 | John Kass
    American politicians are always on the lookout for "new sources of revenue," which sounds a lot nicer than "sinking their fangs into our necks." But however you describe it, they just can't stop sucking our blood with their unending tax increases on the national, state and local levels. They tax our gas, our houses, our sodas. They tax our smokes, they tax our roads, they tax our health care and our paychecks, and after we've paid, they even tax our deaths. Cutting government is painful for them. Their mantra? "Government can't afford a tax cut." So they tax us instead,...
  • Rupert Murdoch, other potential buyers eye L.A. Times

    10/20/2012 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Amish · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 | Meg James
    It would be so nice to have the LA Times and the Chicago Trib back as conservative mainstays again like they were in the 60s!!! ------------ With Tribune Co. expected to emerge from bankruptcy soon, News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is looking to acquire two of its trophy properties the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Tribune Co.'s debt holders two investment firms and a bank will become majority owners of the company after it exits bankruptcy, which could happen by year's end. News Corp. executives have had preliminary talks with these debt...
  • Walsh says U.S. Government was too politically correct to prevent Fort Hood massacre

    08/10/2012 4:16:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8-10-12 | Katherine Skiba
    U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh asserted this week that a "politically correct" U.S. government was so fearful of offending Islam that it failed to prevent the Fort Hood massacre. Walsh, a first-term Republican congressman with tea party support, told an audience Wednesday in Elk Grove Village: "Your government was so afraid of doing its job, so afraid of offending Islam that right in front of our noses, we saw what was happening at Fort Hood, and because your government was politically correct, Americans died." A U.S.-born Muslim who was an Army psychiatrist is awaiting trial in the November 2009 shootings at...
  • Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelection

    02/18/2012 5:18:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/12 | Jordy Yager
    Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelectionBy Jordy Yager - 02/18/12 12:24 PM ET Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has endorsed Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), whose reelection bid has been plagued by an ethics investigation. Pelosi joins President Obama and several other top Democrats in their endorsement of the Chicago lawmaker as he goes up against former Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson (Ill.) in a fierce primary battle next month. Though Halvorson has raised only one-fifth the amount of money that Jackson has, she has waged a relentless campaign against the incumbent lawmaker, frequently pointing to the House Ethics Committees ongoing...
  • Tribune offers newsroom voluntary buyouts (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    01/17/2012 4:15:58 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 16, 2012 | Robert Channick
    Looking to reduce costs as it continues to grapple with a changing media landscape and challenging economy, the Chicago Tribune told employees Monday it will offer an undisclosed number of voluntary buyouts in the newsroom. Gerry Kern, senior vice president and editor of the Tribune, issued a memo outlining the voluntary separation program, which will be open to all editorial staff except top departmental management. "We begin the year with a need to reduce costs as we face the continued financial pressures from a weak economy and structural changes in our industry," Kern said. "We are committed to taking action...
  • The Republican crack-up(Robert Reich weighs in on the Tea Party;)

    12/27/2011 1:59:00 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 27, 2011 | Robert Reich
    With the Iowa caucuses just days away, the Republican crack-up threatens the future of the Grand Old Party more profoundly than at any time since the GOP's eclipse in 1932. That's bad for America. The crack-up isn't just Romney-the-smooth versus Gingrich-the-bomb-thrower. Not just House Speaker John Boehner, who keeps making agreements he can't keep, versus House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who keeps making trouble he can't control. And not just the GOP establishment versus the Tea Partiers.The underlying conflict lies deep in the nature and structure of the Republican Party. And its roots are very old. As political analyst Michael...
  • Court sets release of Ryan's divorce file; Judge admits son will be harmed (Flashback)

    07/17/2009 10:24:14 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies · 2,211+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 18, 2004 | Michael Martinez and Rick Pearson
    LOS ANGELES - Dealing a blow to the U.S. Senate candidacy of Republican Jack Ryan, a California judge ruled that several sealed divorce records likely to embarrass the candidate and his ex-wife should be opened to the public. Ruling on a request brought by attorneys for the Tribune and WLS-TV, Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider acknowledged that the resulting publicity from the disclosure would be harmful to the couple's son, a key argument Ryan had raised in seeking to keep the documents from public view. But Schnider said he had weighed the public interest of disclosure against the private interests...
  • Chicago Tribune Suspends 'Doonesbury' Comic Strip Over Sarah Palin Jokes

    09/12/2011 7:04:19 PM PDT · by Borges · 73 replies
    The Chicago Tribune has decided to pull the daily comic strip "Doonesbury" for the entire week from its newspapers and website. The controversy is over a week-long series of satirical material that makes fun of Sarah Palin, the failed Vice-Presidential candidate and the Alaskan Governor who quit her job after just over two years to become a conservative pundit & Tea Party icon. Facing hefty amounts of criticism and charges of censorship, Chicago Tribune's Senior Vice-president and Editor Gerould W. Kern released a statement, which will be printed inside of tomorrow's newspaper. The statement reads: "This week we are not...
  • Veteran Chicago Tribune Reporter Bob Wiedrich Releases Memoir "Windy City Watchdog"

    07/04/2011 9:39:14 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/03/11 | Friends of Ours
    Bob Wiedrich was born to investigate wise guys and dirty cops. The veteran reporter from The Chicago Tribune recently published his memoir Windy City Watchdog, and his nose for news was evident even as a boy growing up during the depression on the Near North Side when Al Capone still ruled the town. He recounts as a kid watching a steady parade of men using a back staircase to an office over a neighborhood restaurant, and no longer able to contain his curiosity one day endeavored to get to the bottom of the mystery: [A] couple of us kids snuck...
  • Lottery commercial redefines joy in spirit of Chicago Way

    12/10/2009 2:18:47 PM PST · by mlizzy · 3 replies · 463+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-10-09 | John Kass
    When it comes to greetings during the Winter Shopping Spree vaguely associated with the 25th of December, I guess I'm hopelessly old-fashioned. I say "Merry Christmas." Some will think me too retro. Too bad. I'm like Linus from the "Peanuts" cartoons. The birth of Christ is the reason for the season. But if someone offers a "Happy Hanukkah" or "Merry Kwanzaa" -- even those timid souls with their safely corporate "Happy holidays" -- I thank them. They're being kind. Yet the other day I was watching TV, and saw something astounding: a commercial for the Illinois Lottery, aimed at getting...
  • Chicago Tribune On Sara & Todd Palin: New Fondness & Respect For Both Of Them

    12/08/2009 9:07:27 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 21 replies · 1,518+ views
    Clarence Page, of The Chicago Tribune, attended Washingtons Gridiron Club and met Tood and Sarah Palin: Palinpalooza goads media into laughter Palin not only interrupted her book tour, dubbed Palinpalooza by headline writers, to speak to a roomful of those darned media representatives Saturday all gussied up in gowns and tuxedos, but she held her own against this year's Democratic speaker, the liberal master of pithy one-liners, Rep. Barney Frank of MA. If Palin won the evening -- and even my own Hyde Park-raised, liberal wife believes she did -- it is largely because everyone expected Frank to be funny,...
  • Sexed-up Halloween has gone to the dogs and lawyers

    10/30/2009 9:46:37 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 31 replies · 2,757+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10_30_09 | John Kass
    The horrifying evolution of Halloween continues. Recently it became Slutoween, but we're long past that. Now it's Skanky Doggyween. You may have seen the stories about sexy pet costumes, the miniature schnauzer in the tiny plaid skirt, the rat terrier in the lascivious Bo Peep outfit, the French Maid Chihuahua with the fishnet stockings, and so on. Now that America has sexified its dogs, is it any wonder that al-Qaida wants us dead?
  • Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Steve Chapman Newest Resident in State of Denial

    10/08/2009 8:38:42 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 8 replies · 704+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10-08-09 | Bob McCarty
    Steve Chapman, a member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, has established residency in the "State of Denial", one of the seven mystery states then-presidential candidate Barack Obama said he had visited while on the campaign trail May 9, 2008.
  • Chicago Suffers Unusually Cold Weather; Chicago Tribune Warns of Global Warming

    09/10/2009 8:13:22 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies · 1,426+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 10, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    If...could...would. That pretty much sums up the "scientific" analysis in a Chicago Tribune story warning of the terrible warming the Windy City will be enduring in the not too distant future. Never mind that Chicago has been experiencing much colder than normal weather this year as your humble correspondent noted last June when quoting the WGN Weather Center blog: The cloudy, chilly and rainy open to June here has been the talk of the town. So far this June is running more than 12 degrees cooler than last year, and the clouds, rain and chilly lake winds have been persistent....
  • Chicago Tribune Writer Likens Palin's Endorsement of Beck TV Show to 'Palin Around with Terrorists'

    08/26/2009 10:51:59 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies · 1,005+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 27, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been out of office over a month and there are still those working at major media outlets that just can't get over their obsessions with dissecting everything the former GOP vice-presidential nominee does. Case and point - Mark Silva, a blogger for the Chicago Tribune's "The Swamp," in an Aug. 26 post took it upon himself to try to rationalize why Palin would possibly suggest to her friends and followers on social media networks to tune in to Glenn Beck's Aug. 26 program, as NewsBusters' Noel Sheppard alluded to earlier. ...more...
  • Take a look! Cartoon from 1934!

    08/03/2009 4:44:16 AM PDT · by freemike · 8 replies · 1,451+ views
    Libertas ^ | 8/3/09 | freemike
    Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it It speaks for itself!Libertas
  • Tribune may have Cubs file bankruptcy: sources

    07/13/2009 9:19:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies · 689+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 13, 2009 | by Ben Klayman
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Cubs baseball team may file for Chapter 11 in order to speed its sale by bankrupt media company Tribune Co (TRBCQ.PK), two sources familiar with the process said on Monday. "It's pretty certain that they will do it," said one of the sources, who asked not to be identified because the sales process is continuing. Such an approach would likely be taken to ensure the storied baseball team and related assets are free of liabilities so as to speed a sale, said the other source, who also asked not to be identified. Tribune filed for...
  • ChiTrib: Limbaugh, Cheney 'Far Right'; Maddow, Obama 'Left Leaning'

    05/27/2009 6:48:23 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 14 replies · 656+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 5/26/09 | Mike Bates
    Monday's Chicago Tribune featured the article "Powell 'still a Republican': Rebutting critics, he criticizes party's far right voices." The article starts: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell warned Sunday that ideological conservatives, particularly radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, have gained a hold over the Republican Party that risks driving the GOP into an extended exile from power. Powell cast his warnings in unusually personal terms as he answered recent charges from two champions of the Republican right -- Limbaugh and former Vice President Dick Cheney -- that he was no longer a Republican. "Rush will not get his wish, and Mr....
  • Planned Economy or Planned Destruction

    05/18/2009 1:03:33 PM PDT · by fightin bronco · 4 replies · 540+ views
    Little Green footballs ^ | 1934 | Chicago Tribune
    How history repeats itself. I was sent this cartoon from the Chicago Trib from 1934 http://www.littlegreenfootballs2.com/wp-content/uploads/1934cartoon-519x640.jpg
  • 1934 Chicago Tribune Cartoon AsksPlanned Economy Or Planned Destruction?

    04/18/2009 11:15:16 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 50 replies · 7,143+ views
    just a regular guy ^ | 4/4/2009 | jarg
    Seventy five years ago is going to seem like yesterday here in just a second. Take a look at this cartoon published in the Chicago Tribune on April 21, 1934 titled, PLANNED ECONOMY OR PLANNED DESTRUCTION? Its true for most that their sense of history usually extends into the past only about as far as the day they decided to start paying attention to what was going on around them. An old saying goes something like this: History, it is said, repeats itself. Few but are reminded almost every day of something that has gone before. Every crisis seems brand...
  • Chicago Tribune: Burris is scurrilous, must go as quickly as he arrived

    02/21/2009 8:16:50 AM PST · by slomark · 21 replies · 505+ views
    The Chicago Tribune has risen up in righteous indignation and demanded the resignation of recently-appointed Senator Roland Burris. Seems the Trib is shocked to find out that there are crooked politicians in Illinois, despite a hundred year history of crooked politicians in Illinois. “Disgraceful,” the Tribune said. “Disgraceful all around.
There’s only one honorable action for Burris: resign. Strip this whole wretched process out of the hands of the politicians and give it back to the people.” But the best part is ...
  • Zuckman to Obama Administration

    02/16/2009 5:48:28 AM PST · by autumnraine · 11 replies · 520+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | 02/15/2009 | Media Bistro
    Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman joins President Obama's administration as the Department of Transportation's director of public affairs and assistant to Secretary Ray LaHood. Zuckman was a Washington-based correspondent at the Tribune and also made frequent appearances on MSNBC and Fox News. She is the second Tribune reporter to take a job in the administration. Peter Gosselin is now the chief speech writer for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. This move is somewhat of a trend- Jay Carney, formerly of Time Magazine, is now Vice President Biden's communications director and CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is supposedly among the top picks to become...
  • Tough times for newspapers

    01/17/2009 8:27:08 AM PST · by lainie · 46 replies · 825+ views
    ST ^ | 1-17-2009 | Bhagyashree Garekar
    WASHINGTON - AMERICA'S newspaper industry, including some of its biggest and most trusted names, is fighting for survival. Troubles at The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Seattle Post-Intelligencer pre-date the current financial crisis, but their precarious state has added urgency to the industry's frantic search for sustainable new business models. The Atlantic magazine reports in this month's edition that The New York Times will find itself facing debts of US$400 million (S$600 million) by May, with only US$46 million cash in hand, and no access to more funds because its debt carries junk status. In one obvious sign of...
  • Chicago Tribune Stopped Working With Prosecutors, Forced Arrest of Ill. Gov. Too Early

    12/15/2008 5:07:46 AM PST · by Jay777 · 41 replies · 2,044+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 15 Dec 08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Looks like we can possibly thank our meddling media for another possibly bungled investigation, this time over the selling of Barack Obama's Senate seat by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojavich. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune was working with Fitzgerald's office on the investigation but decided to stop doing so in favor of printing the sensational story they were sitting on. This forced the arrest early so that the paper wouldn't blow the whole investigation. The story everyone thought they knew was that Fitzgerald moved when he did to stop a crime about to be committed. But, the...
  • The Real Story Behind the Rushed Blagojevich Bust . . . .

    12/14/2008 5:53:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 147 replies · 12,247+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/14/08 | Cam Simpson
    Conventional wisdom holds that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ordered the FBI to arrest Rod Blagojevich before sunrise Tuesday in order to stop a crime from being committed. That would have been the sale of the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. But the opposite is true: Members of Fitzgeralds team are livid the scheme didnt advance, at least for a little longer, according to some people close to Fitzgeralds office. Why? Because had the plot unfolded, they might have had an opportunity most feds can only dream of: A chance to catch the sale of a Senate seat on...
  • Report: Jackson backers sought cash for Ill. gov.

    12/12/2008 6:25:53 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 58 replies · 3,397+ views
    Yahoo.News ^ | December 12, 2008 | YahooNews
    ABC News CHICAGO Businessmen with ties to both Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson discussed raising $1 million for Blagojevich to help persuade him to appoint Jackson to President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, according to a published report. Citing unnamed sources, the Chicago Tribune reports in a story for Friday's editions that businessman Raghuveer Nayak and Blagojevich aide Rajinder Bedi told attendees at an Oct. 31 meeting that they needed to raise the money for the governor to ensure Jackson's appointment. "Raghu said he needed to raise a million for Rod to make sure Jesse...